Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy 4th - WM Sketch Challenge

This is the first time I have played along with the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.

The card is a 5.5 inch square on white cardstock.  I started with pieces of scrap cream cardstock and stamp text in blue and red.  On one of the blues I stamped various stars with Versamark and clear heat embossed them.  On the red and blue I stamped wavy lines in Versamark and clear heat embossed them.  Then using Ranger distress inks, I inked over the text and buffed off the ink from the embossed areas.  I cut the paper into 2.25 inch squares to cover the face of the card.  I was pretty happy with the layering effects to create the pattern paper.

Next were the stars for the circle pattern.  I stamp various star patterns with Versamark on white, red, and blue cardstock embossing them with white and clear embossing powder.  I also stamped star patterns in blue and red on white cardstock.

I cut a 3.5 inch circle using a spellbinder die and stamped the 4 in blue and the Happy in red, the th is just written in red ink.

During assembly of the stars around the white circle I used different thicknesses of dimensionals to create different heights of stars.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card.


Cardstock: PTI - White, Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, and Enchanted Evening

Stamps: PTI - Star Prints, Faux Ribbons, Background Basic Retro, Background Basic Text.  Craft Lounge - Big Birthday Wishes.  Autumn Leaves - Scribble Numbers.  Various small stars

Ink: PTI - Enchanted Evening.  Ki Memories - Red Hot, Ranger Distressed Ink - Weathered Wood and Fired Brick, Colorbox - Warm Red

Other: Star Punch, Spellbinders Nestibilities Circle, White and Clear embossing powder.


  1. Fab card for the celebrations, love all those stars.

  2. What a lot of work, but it sure paid off! The background is amazing! Enjoy the 4th!

  3. That's a very pretty card. The background is fabulous!

  4. This is an awesome card! I love your background paper, and the idea of making a wreath of stars is perfect for this sketch! Excellent work!

  5. Great 4th card! love all those stars! thanks for playing with WMS this week!