Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge #14 – Timeless Textures Meets Garden In Bloom

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Timeless Textures Meets Garden In Bloom

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Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge!  We are so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!®  Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

First of all, I’m really sorry I’ve disappeared from my blog for nearly a month, but the chronic pain got really unmanageable lately and sadly it caused I’ve lost my ‘spark’ for creativity. And it makes me sad, but I pray that the pain will go away soon.

I thought it needs a miracle for me to go to my Stampin’ Cave again….until I saw this week’s sketch, designed by lovely Sally from Sally’s Stampers.


I loved it! and I just had to take a part in our monthly challenge no matter what. So I pulled myself together, dig out the remains of my creative self , and here I am with couple of cards 🙂

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I needed to make a couple of birthday cards and this sketch was perfect for it. But as you can see I turned it on its side to fit my ‘idea’ better. These are very simple but lovely cards. I decided to use a rather classic colour combination of Whisper White and Pool Party.

For the base of each card, I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock that measure 4-1/8″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″ on a long side. I stamped it along the edges with one of the texture stamps from Timeless Textures Stamp Set in Pool Party. Next, I created my panels using Pool Party cardstock (2 pieces: 4-1/8″x 2-5/8″) and White Vellum (2 pieces: 4″x 2-1/2″).

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I took small flower stamp from Garden In Bloom Stamp Set and randomly stamped it, tone on tone, on both Pool Party pieces. Next, I stamped the outline image of the flower, over them, in Versamark, and heat embossed them in White Emboss Powder.

Once ready, I sponged my panels with Pool Party ink along the edges. For the focal point, I stamped six large flowers in Pool Party on a piece of Whisper White and fussy-cut them.

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The sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and is stamped in Pool Party on a strip of Whisper White (on the first card the strip measures 6/8″ x 4″, on the second one it’s narrow 5/16″ x 4″).


To create my distressed strips I took a piece of Pool Party cardstock and stamped it randomly with flourish stamp (Timeless Textures stamp set) using Pool Party ink pad for tone on tone look.  I cut it into 1/2″ x 4-3/8″ strips and distressed them on one long edge, using scissors. Next, I sponged all the edges with Pool Party ink.

When all the elements were ready I assembled my cards.


For the final touch, I’ve added a little bit of shimmer to the petals using Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

Hope you like my take on the sketch, and maybe you will give it a go too.

As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online shop and don’t forget to enter the hostess code for the month of October WNTJ7BS3, to receive a gift from me.

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Your next stop is Hannah’s blog  go and see what she has made for you.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!


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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. whiteflagdesigns
    Oct 22, 2016 @ 10:51:02

    A stunning card Anna xx

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  2. Hannah McCurley
    Oct 22, 2016 @ 10:59:16

    Just gorgeous Anna.
    Hope you’re pain is controlled really soon
    love and hugs

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Karen McDonald
    Oct 22, 2016 @ 12:30:29

    This is lovely, Anna!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Jillian
    Oct 22, 2016 @ 13:39:16

    Beautiful card Anna xx

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Keren Howell
    Oct 22, 2016 @ 15:39:47

    Beautiful card Anna – I do so love 3d elements. xxx

    Liked by 1 person


  6. sallystampers
    Oct 22, 2016 @ 19:26:54

    Beautiful cards Anna. I am glad the sketch gave you a little bit of creativity. Hope you feel better soon. Sending hugs.xx

    Liked by 1 person


  7. littleowlcrafts
    Oct 22, 2016 @ 20:39:44

    Gorgeous card Anna! X

    Liked by 1 person


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