Sunday, July 8, 2018

Kre8tors Blog Hop: Card Sketch Challenge

Welcome to this July's Kre8tors Blog Hop!  This month we are doing something a little different.  Instead of our regular theme, we were given a sketch to work from.  So as you make your way around the hop you will see different interpretations of the same card layout.   Some will follow the sketch exactly while other, like me, will take more liberties.  It's amazing how many different looks you can get from one source.

The Sea of Textures stamp set has been sitting on my crafting desk begging to be used, but I haven't found just the right inspiration yet.  I felt this sketch was the inspiration I've been waiting for.

I stamped the octopus using the Stamparatus.  I first stamped it in Coastal Cabana.  I then cleaned the stamp and used a sponge to add Bermuda Bay to the arms of the octopus stamp.  Because the Stamparatus keeps everything in place, I didn't have to worry about lining up the stamping!  

The light Crumb Cake alcohol marker was used to add a little extra dimension to the sand dollar.  I just went around the outside edge of the star and the sand dollar with the fine tip.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you have been inspired to stamp something today.  Please take a moment to leave me a comment and let me know you were here.  As always, I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about this project or any Stampin' Up! product.  Don't forget to subscribe to my blog or follow me on Facebook so you won't miss any future posts!

Now, don't forget to click the 'Next' button to continue on to Su's blog next!

Happy Stampin!

Lisa Kmiec (You are Here!)

Stampin' Up! Supply List

These are the supplies I used to create this card. Clicking on any of the images will take you to my online store.  If you live within the United States and do not already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to be your creative coach!  (And if you place an order with me, I'll send you an invite to my VIP Customer Facebook group and a hand-stamped thank you!)


  1. I love the liberties you took on the sketch! All of the elements work well together. I just may have to CASE your card. ;) TFS!

  2. That's so cute! Love the colors!

  3. Beautiful! Love this set! love the colors you chose.

  4. Lovely card and colour combo Lisa x

  5. Great card Lisa - love the colour combination!

  6. Lisa I just love how we both used this set! It's SO cute! I adore how you put this together!

  7. I love the color combination and the elements fit together perfectly. TFS!

  8. A beautiful card with this set which I originally dismissrd but love it, thank you for sharing x

  9. Love the colors of this project!

  10. Wonderful card, Lisa! The net is beautiful in Blackberry Bliss!

  11. Super cute card Lisa - what great colours!

  12. Love the way you have interpreted the sketch. Love the texture and layers to your design. :)

  13. one of my favourites sets, love it


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