Friday, October 8, 2010

Welcome Neighbor!

This week's Blogger Challenge was a sketch challenge. I had a card I needed to make so I adapted my sketch challenge to fit my needs. Pictured below, you will see the sketch. The beauty of a sketch is that you can be as "free" or as "fitted" as you'd like. It's basically a "jumping-off" point that you can adapt to fit a stamp set's image or a need that you have, especially if you just don't know where to start!



Above is the October sketch that I used, and you can see the card below that. Do you recognize the stamp set? It is "Good Neighbor" which was a SU Sale-a-bration stamp set last year, mounted in part on a scrap of Welcome Neighbor DSP which was also only available during Sale-a-bration. I knew that this was an adorable stamp set that I would want to keep for my "Welcome Neighbor" baskets that I like to give. I frequently welcome new neighbors with a batch of brownies or chocolate chip cookies, but I'm going to add a small package of handstamped cards and my catalog now too! What a great way to introduce myself and my Stampin' Up business I'm thinking!



Above is a close-up photo showing the dimension to the houses using Dimensionals. The photo on the right shows the inside of my card. Don't forget your envelope!



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Stamp sets: Good Neighbor (retired), Sweet Season, Small Script (inside sentiment)
Paper: Welcome Neighbor DSP (retired); Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Bermuda Bay (retired), Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink Card Stock.
Ink: Rose Red, Peach Parfait, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink; markers: Rose Red, Peach Parfait, Soft Suede.
Accessories: Dusty Durango Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), scissors, dimensionals

Thanks for looking!
Jeannie

22 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute, I'm sure your new neighbors will just love them! Wonderful dimension and color!

MJ said...

Adorable, I love all the dimension! Such a fun card. Great job making the sketch work for your needs.

Chrissy D said...

Very Cute! Love the scene. perfect for welcoming your neighbors!

Linda Monroe said...

Wow - great card. I have that set and don't think to pull it out, but your card makes me want to. Those little houses look great in pastels and I love all the places where you stamped - on the outside, on the inside, on the envelope. It makes it all so special.

Ida said...

Totally cute and adorable. Love the scene with the houses and the clouds. Great use of the sketch.

GCgirl said...

This is GREAT! I love that stamp set, but am always stumped at how to used it--your rocked it :-D

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Wonderful card, Jeanne. Love your row houses.

Basement Stamper said...

I love the completed envelope and the 3D houses. Great job on the sketch.

Nikki Bond said...

This is adorable! Love how you combined that set with the christmas set for the envelope. {SMILES}

Lisa Bohler said...

The dimension you added by popping up the houses is fabulous! Fantastic!

Tami Black said...

I need to move to your neighborhood -- this is so cute! Your new neighbor will love it and I have to say that this is absolutely creative and awesome -- I would definitely be asking when your next class was so I could attend -- what an awesome idea!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is darling Jeannie! What a wonderful little scene! :D

BarbaraW said...

What a welcoming card to go with your gift. Love how you popped the houses.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- I love the row of houses and love the dimension- such a cute idea for welcoming new neighbors!

Clara said...

Love the little row of houses! What a nice idea to welcome new neighbors with a handmade card.

Heidi Hihn said...

Great card...I am sure the new neighbor that gets this card will be thrilled to have such a talented neighbor!

Lori said...

Just adorable! Love how you used those house images.

njburk said...

Great to see someone playing with this set--gives me a great idea--a welcome to the neighborhood basket with some SU! stuff in it!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

Very cute!! I have to admit that I have this set and have never used it.... What a great card for someone new moving into the neighborhood!

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful card!!!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable! I love how you popped up the houses!

nitestamper said...

gorgeous card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this set of mine is still uninked-time to use it!!!
tfs:)