Saturday, October 23, 2010

Lil' Inker SFYTT

Good morning, friends! Today's Sketch For You To Try is being sponsored by Lil' Inker Designs. The owner, Laura Pryor, has created an adorable, sweet and wonderfully *practical* flag/banner stamp set with coordinating steel die. Be sure to check out the Sentiment Flags combo in the Lil' Inker Designs store. This is sure to be something you'll reach for again and again and again! And just by playing along in today's sketch, you'll have a chance to win a Sentiment Flags stamp/die combo. Be sure to link your creation to today's sketch challenge post at Jen's blog. Good luck!

Here's the sketch:

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Jen del Muro with guest designer Lesa Smaligo
Amber Hight
Amy Rohl
Carole Burrage
Jenn Diercks
Jodi Collins
Kelly Lunceford
Megan Lock
Sonja Christoph
Susan Liles

For my sample, I've stamped one of the flag outline images and the Happy Birthday sentiment onto a flag cut with the matching die, then colored inside the flag outline with a light aqua Copic marker. The balloons are from Verve's Birthday Bash, the papers are Cosmo Cricket's Togtherness, the decorative square behind the circle was cut with a Spellbinders Labels Sixteen Nestabilities die, and the open scallop border was cut with one of MFT's Die-namics dies. The dark brown stitching was done by hand.

Stamps: Sentiment Flags (Lil' Inker Designs), Birthday Bash (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Kraft, Vintage Cream and Dark Chocolate card stock, Cosmo Cricket Togetherness Mini Deck
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Sixteen and Classic Circles Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder, Lil' Inker Designs steel die, Papertrey button and twine, hemp twine, My Favorite Things Open Scallop Border Die-namics die, paper piercer, needle, thread, foam adhesive, BG000 Copic marker


Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO gorgeous Amy! These papers are some of my favorites and I LOVE the twine!!! GORGEOUS!

Libby Hickson said...

Such a fun card!

Marisa said...

Love the paper pieced balloons and the twine is the perfect touch :)

Amy Rohl said...

Love those balloons holding the sentiment flag--perfect!

Laura Pryor said...

Oh MY GOODNESS this is AMAZING!!! I just am so in love with how the balloons and the Sentiment Flag are anchored together! Super idea! Love the papers you worked with and your hand-stitching really pulls it all together! Thank you SO MUCH for your support and for this wonderful design!

Megan said...

Totally amazing, Amy. I love where you put the flag. Just perfect!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Soo Pretty Amy. I love your work.

Rene' Sharp said...

Another gorgeously put together card! :)

KOLOROWY ptak said...

This is gorgeous Amy! Your card is so beautiful!

Nicole Verkooijen said...

Hi Amy, your cards are so much of details, I really love your creations !

Hugs Nicole

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous, Amy! I loved working on this sketch yesterday too!

Conniecrafter said...

cute, like the paper piecing and the layering of the dies, such great colors!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Just darling Amy! I just love the layered nesties and the stitching is perfect...I just can't believe you do it by hand!!

I can't believe how long it's been since I cruised your blog and how much I've missed out on! I subscribed, so hopefully I won't miss anymore!

Gabi Alberti - ScrapBi said...

Hello Amy!! Your cards are amazing, always!! This is not diferent!!! I loved it!! It's perfect!!! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

So totally cute!!

Mary Duffek said...

Fabulous card...Love your blog and cards. Found you through SCS... Will be visiting often.


Anonymous said...

Amy, I love love love this one!