Tuesday 11 February 2014

Hooray for Geometrical!

I was fascinated by the sketch at Retro Sketches this week and it's perfect for showcasing some gorgeous designer paper! Come and have a look:

This fabulous paper from the Stampin' Up's Sweet Sorbet Sale-a-bration range yells Celebration! to me, so I think the Hooray sentiment from the Geometrical stamp set works well with it.

It normally says 'for today' in a lovely cursive script under the 'Hooray' but that didn't work for my banner shape, so I masked it off before heat embossing in black. Can you see how the banner is scored on the edges? I often do this with my Simply Scored tool as I think it gives a nice, neat finish.

The banner is positioned slightly off the edge of my card and you can just see the yummy Crisp Cantaloupe core'dinations card base! The circle stamp underneath the sentiment is actually an off-cut from the centre of one of the stamps from the Chalk Talk set. I kept it in case it came in handy - as I'm sure all crafters would! The button is cut with my Sweet Buttons embosslits die and finished with some of the twine from the free Sale-a-bration Accessories Pack.

This is the fabulous sketch I was working from today:

I used off cuts and snippets to make my card so I'm also linking up at the Snippets Playground where an ark is sensibly being built (well perhaps 'sensibly' isn't the right word... how about rumbustiously?!!) The card also fits at CASual Fridays where the Over The Edge challenge continues.

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Stamps: Geometrical wood or cling, Chalk Talk wood or cling
Other: Sweet Sorbet designer paper and Accessories Pack (free Sale-a-bration gifts), Sweet Buttons embosslits die, Big Shot, versamark, Black embossing powder, Heat tool, Simply Scoredstamp-a-majig
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You hear so much about badly behaved teens in the media but I prefer to focus on the positive news as shared with me by my amused daughter. On an internet forum this week, fans were talking about Justin Bieber's drunk driving escapade. "He's only nineteen," said one (who was probably younger!) "We all make mistakes!" I'll pass over her definition of 'mistake' because someone else responded: "Harry Styles [from One Direction] is also nineteen and he was in the news this week for tripping over a dog and apologising!"

See you tomorrow,


  1. Lovely card! I do like this paper, such fun!

  2. What a fun celebration card, Vicky, and a great take on the sketch!! The colors and scallops remind me of an ice-cream parlor for some reason, which is a wonderful place to gather for a Hooray party!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Love this card Vicky and your tip of scoring lines on the banner, great effect!
    Val x

  4. Great take on the sketch, great paper too

  5. Wonderful card Vicky - I do so love those retro colours and it's a great design. Great to see you in the Playground again!

    The ark is slowly taking shape - we did have a blip 'cos someone had the plans upside down at first :)

    Trying to make time to finalise SU order - in between handing out hot chocolate and sticky buns to keep the ark building team happy!

    Hugs, Di xx

  6. I love that sweet sorbet paper. Thanks for the tip about scoring around the edges of the banner. It really sets it off. I think Justin needs an intervention to help him get straightened out. Good for Harry! Great example for teens.

  7. Vicky, gorgeous card! I love your banner peeking over the edge. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. That font looks a perfect match for the paper.... very trendy!! Great colours and use of the sketch :0)
    Jenny x

  9. Great card Vicky. Love that paper and the sentiment works really well on a banner. I like your idea of scoring the edge of the banner it really gives a lovely neat finish.

    Kat xx

  10. Great fun card, the banner looks good, thanks for the tip about scoring the edge.
    Jean x

  11. Awesome take not he sketch, Vicky! I love that paper and the Hooray font matches it perfectly!

  12. This is such a lovely card. That stamp set looks great on this card.

  13. Lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  14. Cool sketch and cool card! xxx


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