Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps Sketch Challenge (take two)

Hello again - it's time now for the Tuesday Challenge for Peachy Keen Stamps.  Thanks so much for all of your kind words and comments here and on the Peachy Keen blog.  If you saw my post earlier this morning on the email feed you saw a sneak peak at my card that is now posted for the challenge.


Here is the full card from this morning's sneak peek.  The Tuesday Challenge is Sketch Challenge 55.  For all of the details, please click over to the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog HERE.

Here is the challenge sketch


I don't usually work from sketches but I enjoyed making the card for the challenge.  I actually made a second card which I'll share here.  For all of the details on the challenge card with the Santa, please see my post on the Peachy Keen Blog HERE.

For my second card, I made a smaller A2 size card.

I chose this set, PK-322 Christmas Tag Minis as the set to feature because it had so many great icons for small projects as well as sentiments as well as "to" and "from" for making tags.

This adorable little bird is the featured image for my second card.  I used the Creative Memories Scalloped Circle and regular Circle punch in two sizes for the green mat and the bird image.  This little fellow was easy to color with my ProMarkers.

I used foam squares to add dimension under the green layer and the scalloped circle which was punched from pearlized gold American Crafts cardstock.  The white background layer is embossed with the Snowflake Cuttlebug folder.

I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Core'dinations white gemstone cardstock.  It stamped neatly on the textured surface.  The red and green printed cardstocks are from a DCWV Christmas stack.

Here are some of the other images from this set.  The peachy color of the stamps is so appealing - it just makes them fun to use!  I have found that these stamps take ink incredibly easily and stamp perfectly the very first time.  The images on the stamps are very firm and you do not have to apply a lot of pressure to get a good stamped image.

Here is one little tip about cutting the tail of the vertical piece in the sketch.  For the Santa card, I used ribbon and you can simply fold it in half and cut the tail.  I didn't want to fold the cardstock so I lined it up with the grid on my mat and drew a pencil dot in the center at one half inch from the bottom.  Then I simply snipped from each corner to the pencil dot.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to leave a comment here and on the Peachy Keen Blog to have a chance to win this great "Blushing Bride Interchangeable Faces" set (PK-590). 

A special note for my overseas friends and readers - 
Most of you know that I am also on the Design Team for Scrappy-Go-Lucky which is based in Australia.  Scrappy-Go-Lucky works with Peachy Keen and sells Peachy Keen stamps to the Australian and UK markets.

In honor of my Guest Designer week, Mandy has set up a special code of PKDI which will take 10% off your order of Peachy Keen Stamps.  This code is good only for Australia and the UK and will expire Sunday, July 3rd at midnight (Boston time).  For those of you in Australia or the UK, this would be a perfect time to add to or start a collection of these great stamps!

I hope you have a great day!  I'll be back tomorrow with some more "peachy" projects!

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  1. These are so cute. I love the look of these! Great work, as always. Thanks.

  2. Aww...that little birdie is so adorable. I love both of your cards and they give me some wonderful ideas for Christmas cards. Another wonderful work of art! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us this week! :)

  3. Great cards, great sketch, great job and great stamps. AND Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  4. Just ran off the #55 challenge and I'm off it see what I can some up with. Can't wait to try.

  5. I just love the cards!! I love every added detail! Thanks for posting close up pictures as well! Sometimes the details are hard to see in the whole card picture. I am in love with that little Santa! Super cute!!


  6. The PK faces always add such whimsey to my cards. I don't have this set, but sure looks cute. You did a great job on these Christmas cards.

  7. Such an adorable card. I don't have any of the Peachy Keen Stamps other than a couple of the face stamps. I love the images!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

  8. What fun cards Diane! It is 98 degrees here--a little hard to think about Christmas! Thanks for the "cool" diversion!

  9. I really love the cards and the Christmas set. I don't think I have seen that one. TFS Great cards.

  10. I can't believe Christmas cards already then I realize it's only 5 months away I better get going.
    Great Cards

  11. That looks like a fabulous set of stamps. They are just adorable.

  12. love the cards elegant and simple
    upnurse at aol dot com

  13. Oh My!! How cute is this card!!!
    I love that little bird. That set is SO versatile. It's lovely to have you join us the DT this week Diane.

  14. Very cute cards!


  15. Great card. I love Peachy Keen stamps and would love to win bride's faces.

  16. These are both BEAUTIFUL. I love that you did a second card. That little bird is too sweet. And that touch of gold is perfect too. Hugs- Glora

  17. Very cute Christmas cards Love your colors and tip for the paper ribbon

  18. Love the embossing and the cute little bird!! Great job
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  19. Nice cards, the Christmas theme really makes me think about how fast this year is flying by.

  20. Love these stamps...thanks for sharing

  21. love the cards ,so bright and vivid
    I also like the look of that PK set.NEVER saw it before will have to check it out.
    Dawn RI

  22. Love it! I can't even think about Christmas yet :)
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

  23. Adorable!! Love the birdie card too! That one makes me smile!--Pat N.

  24. These look like something I could attempt. Love 'em!

  25. Adorable bird! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    forgetmenotdesignsak at yahoo dot com

  26. Love those Christmas cards! I may have to break down and buy those stamps! They are so adorable. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas and your talents with us.

    scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

  27. Hey, Diane -- it's your long-lost but ever busy Alabama buddie =)

    I've gotten a bit hooked on challenges this summer and did this one as well. It's a little ice cream cone "Treats!" card.

    The sketch following is making me do things outside of my usual layout mode and that is really good for me.

    Can't wait to see whatelse you've got going for the week!

    Blessings, J

  28. I have got to get started on my Christmas cards! Thanks for the inspiration! lclass003atgmaildotcom

  29. Great sketch and I love the stamps. Wonderful job! xxd

  30. What an a adorable Christmas card. Love all the details! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  31. these cards are just the cutest i've ever seen. tfs.

  32. The cardinal is cute, but I think I like Santa better. I love seeing the same card with slight variations. Great job.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

  33. I was trying to leave a comment yesterday and my daughters computer network went down so here i am today
    Simply lovely - love the vibrance of these cards
    Hope you are having a great day

  34. Love your cards, and thanks for the tip on cutting ribbon.

  35. I love everything you do and really appreciate all the detailed instructions. Thanks so much.

  36. You have created such wonderful Christmas cards with these stamps, Love them!

  37. love christmas, great cards

  38. great cards!!! TFS!

  39. Great cards! I love the bright colors and the clean look! TFS!


  40. Wonderful cards! now I'll be singing Christmas songs in the middle of summer :)

  41. The little bird is so cute and the layout of your card is great

  42. These are really beautiful cards, love the images and the bright colours.
    Kim xXx

  43. Merry Christmas, in July!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

  44. A little mental heat releif! Thanks. Cute Xmas cards!

  45. Oh,How Sweet! Love that little Bird. You did an Awesome Job on both Cards. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  46. love seeing Christmas cards and these faces are way to cute!! TFS your days with me :) been loving your blog for yeeears...

  47. I love this card sketch! Great projects and instructions as always!


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