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Creating Another Stunning Card with the New Stampin'Up! Softly Sketched Stamp Set

Today we're Creating Another Stunning Card with the New Stampin'Up! Softly Sketched Stamp Set. Tuesday we created a little black and white cutie...if you missed it check it out here Click here to see Tuesday's card.

Although black and white is quite a striking combo especially with this type of stamp we decided to try out a lovely soft color base to support the image we chose today from the Softly Sketched set. Here's today's card...

Cabanaand a bit closer look...

Cabana cu

As you can see we remained steadfast in using our Stazon black ink. When I have an image that I really want to stand out in "blackness" or has a large surface area...I tend to use the Stazon Jet Black. I find that this ink does a superb job of coverage and appears to be a deep dark black.  However, if you are using the Blends alcohol markers you will be using the Memento Tuxedo black ink to pair with the alcohol in the Blends.

I gravitated back to the crosshatch embossng folder--again, so it would remain in the background but yet add sufficient interest to the card front that it doesn't become boring.

We increased the layers under the image--it's a fun way to highlight an image that really takes minimal time and has a dramatic effect.  

Instead of using the matte black dots as we did Tuesday we used a bit of sparkle by adding he Basic Jewel Rhinestones...which add just a bit of glam to the entire image.

Stop back by next week to see our next project.

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I'll give you step by step directions for today's card below followed by the supply list.


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1. Cut Coastal Cabana cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Coastal cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; put through crosshatch embossing folder (Basic 3D folders); adhere to card front.

3. Cut Coastal cardstock 2 1/2 X 3 1/4; stamp image in Stazon Jet Black ink;
    *Cut approximately 8" Pool Party ribbon, tie bow, adhere to stem with glue dot.
    *Adjere 3 small rhinestones around image (see photo).

4. Cut Basic Black cardstock 2 5/8 X 3 3/8; adhere to back of stamped image layer with dimensionals

5. Cut Coastal 2 3/4 X 3 1/2; adhere to back of above unit

6. Cut Black 2 7/8 X 3 5/8; adhere to back of above and adhere entire unit to card front.

Your card is ready for sending!

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