Wow...school just started and now I am into my classroom routine. I feel like I finally have time to breathe and to make some cards!!! I was really inspired by the Stamping 411 Sketch. Actually, I was inspired by their last few sketches...but life has not allowed for card making!! I wanted to start with the Bells and Boughs set. I love it. I used it to make a simple background paper for my card. I also inked up the French Script in Crumb Cake and tried to create some of my own designer paper. This Bells and Boughs set is such a clean stamping set. The images are beautiful as background images and do not always need to be coloured.
So I made my background piece and then made the small rectangle images using the Spotlighting Technique. Basically I stamped the same images and overlapped them, colouring only the overlapped parts of the image...so spotlight the poinsettias. I also used lots of sponging with Crumb Cake Ink to give the card have an old fashioned feel. I flipped the ribbon and the brads to fit my images better. I stuck true to the main design. It is a neat sketch.