Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Beautiful Botanical’s Release!

Hello, friends! Today Skipping Stones Design is excited to be releasing another beautiful stamp set! It is called Beautiful Botanicals and it is a must have! Even better, Skipping Stones has joined up with the fabulous Scor-Pal team for an amazing blog hop! The hop will begins at the Scor-Pal blog and will finish off at the Skipping Stones blog!

If you came from Amy Tsuruta’s blog you are already on track! If not, you may want to hop on back to Scor-Pal to join in on ALL the fun! Don't forget to leave comments! Skipping Stones Design will be giving away one stamp set to a lucky winner and Scor-Pal is giving away a Scor-Buddy, so there is lots to win!

Angi Barrs SSD Sketch 119

Here’s the sketch Angi has provided us for this week!

I have to say I love my original Scor-Pal, but I am loving my Scor-Buddy! It saves so much room on my desk and is perfect for cards! I used my Scor-Buddy to make this Gatefold card. The Scor-Buddy has two dots at 2 3/8 and 6 1/8 so if you’re using cardstock which is  8 1/2 long you simply score on those two dots and you have the perfect Gatefold card!

I decided with the sketch to focus on the largest sentiment in this set, the Happy Mother’s Day. I stamped it repeatedly on a piece of pink cardstock and then separated them into strips for the card front. The trick with a Gatefold card is to have some type of closure. In this case I used ribbon and when it’s slipped off the inside is revealed.

Here’s a peek at the inside! A simple little flower on the inside, perfect for you to add your own heartfelt sentiments!

ow it's YOUR turn! Join in the sketch challenge this week by creating a card using the featured sketch and link up to the Skipping Stones site for your chance to win FREE stamps! You don't have to use Skipping Stones Stamps, but we love when you do! Do you have a Scor-Pal or Scor-Buddy? We would love to see you rocking those, too!!! We ask that you don't combine the challenge with more than five total in your post (including SSD) and please link back here! Have fun! Your next stop on the hop is Wendy Price blog! A HUGE thank you to Scor-Pal for providing Scor-Buddies to the Skipping Stones Design Team! We LOVE THEM!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Love you, Mom

Welcome back to another sketch with SSD, but an all new month with new guests and a brand new stamp release! This month we have Angi Barrs as our sketch artist and this week we have such a fun sketch to work with!

You’re getting a sneak peek at the new set being released this month, Beautiful Botanicals. If you are a fan of Dandelion Dreams then you will absolutely LOVE this new set!

Another fun thing happening this month is the team is being sponsored by Scor-Pal and each member of the DT received a Scor-Buddy! I have the original larger sized Scor-Pal and while I love it, I am definitely enjoying a little bit of extra desk space when working with the Scor-Buddy! It’s the perfect size for cards and in this case helped to add a little dimension.

I scored at half an inch across the card back five times so that when flipped over the impression lines would show through to the front in place of a block like in the sketch. I love being able to add some visual interest and texture to my cards with such little effort!

Here’s the sketch we’re working with, we’d love to see what you come up with!

Angi Barrs SSD Sketch 118

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