Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Strongest Relationship


"Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."
- Margaret Mead

Hello, and welcome! There's a special hop going on to release the new Skipping Stones Design set, Beautiful Botanicals. This set is near and dear to my heart...I helped design the sentiments! With Mother's Day just around the corner, this set is perfect! We are also showcasing the wonderful Scor-Buddy by Scor-Pal-what a fun and fabulous product. The SSD team members and guest have projects showcasing the amazing sketch by Angi, for this week's chalelnge.


If you are following the hop in order, you should have arrived from Stephanie's blog! (Have no fear, if you are lost or want to start from the beginning, the Skipping Stone Design Blog has the hop order and more details! Up for grabs is a chance to win a free Skipping Stones Design set and a Scor-Buddy from Scor-Pal!)


I saw a wooden fence that sets off a beautiful field of flowers in the sketch and set out to recreate that with Skipping Stones Design stamps and my Scor-Buddy.


I took a ~4 piece of cardstock, inked it with the woodgrain stamp from Grunge and then scroed at 1 inch intervals. I inked the edges and where I scored to define the lines even more. On a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped the field of flowers from Beautiful Botanicals and then  lightly and colored them with markers. A sentiment banner and some twine finish up the card.

Now it's YOUR turn!  Join in the sketch challenge this week by creating a card using the featured sketch and link up to the Skipping Stones site for your chance to win a free stamp set! Don't forget to leave comments for your chance to win goodies from Skipping Stones Design and Scor-pal!

Your next stop is Angi!

95 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous, love the woodgrain!

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  2. Oh this is so gorgeous and I love the woodgrain!!!!!

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  3. Love the woodgrain!!! This card is so beautiful!!! TFS... hugs...xoxo

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  4. I wholeheartedly agree with that quote, coming from a family of three girls and having three girls!!!

    I LOVE your woodgrain card, Karen! Wonderful panels.

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  5. Beautiful card, Karen! I LOVE that sentiment - (there aren't too many around that mention siblings.) I totally agree with the quote too - I have three sisters, and the older we got, the closer we became.

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  6. Love the card- thanks for showing your technique.

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  7. Your take on my sketch is super fun. Love the woodgrain panels.

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  8. What beautiful stamps! Love your take on the sketch, too!

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  9. Wonderful use of the wood grain. Love the way you did the sentiment too!

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  10. love the woodgrain paper you created and that image looks perfect with it.

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  11. Great idea on the scoring... might borrow that one. Beautiful new set...

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  12. Wonderful card. Love the idea how you made a wooden fence! Regards from holland, Yvonne

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  13. Love the rustic feel of your card Karen, the fence looks wonderful!

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  14. Beautiful! I really like the wood panels for a feminine card- usually those are "masculine-only" types of images.

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  15. Love the scored lined panels! Beautiful take on the sketch, Karen!

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  16. so beautiful....love that woodgrain background...and that new Botanical set...

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  17. It really does look like wood, like a fence that the flowers are growing in front of.

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  18. Love the background and your stamps.

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  19. Love the woodsy feel of your card!

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  20. Love the natural look! Cool way to score and ink to make it stand out!
    ~Kim

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  21. Pretty card! LOVE the woodgrain!!

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  22. love the wood panel fence you created.

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  23. What a freakin beautiful card!!!!!!

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  24. This is really lovely! The panels really look like planks of wood!

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  25. Very pretty card. I love the wood grain. Oh man I wan a Scor-buddy now. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  26. Oooo, love this one. Such softness and your fence is perfect! I saw the little pic in google and had to jump on over and let you know right away. I loved it immediately. Usually I filp thru google and then come back to leave comments - ahem, come back about a week later ;>) Thanks for the tip too :>)

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  27. Such a great idea with the wood grained panels!

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  28. your card look fantastic and the wood grain panels makes a natural look!

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  29. This is so neat and clean, Love the background. Great job.

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  30. This is just so pretty. Love how you created the wooden fence, and the stamping is gorgeous. Clean and simple and beautiful!

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  31. i love the wood grain paper
    !!!!! n ur card is soo pretty

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  32. This is beautiful! Love the woodgrain pattern.

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  33. Oh I LOVE your card Karen...soooo beautiful!

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  34. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Karen, what an amazing card. I love the pp and the image you have used.

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  36. Gorgeous Karen! Fabulous idea to score and ink the woodgrain background :)

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  37. Great idea with the scoring by al you ladies instead of complete cuts. Very inspiring.

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  38. Gorgeous! I love the rustic feel of this card!

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  39. I love the way you made your background panels.

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  40. I like the wood grain paper. Unfortunately, that's the only picture I can see. =(

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  41. Karen, I'm so happy for you that you designed the sentiments. And wow! Did you showcase your style, design and overall amazing talent with this card!! I adore it.

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  42. those timber panels are a great idea

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  43. Love how you made your wooden fence!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  44. Love the wood grain. Beautiful:)

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  45. Nice job on your card, I like the wood grain effect.

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  46. Love the contrast of flowers on woodgrain.

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  47. Huge wow on the wood grain! Absolutely beautiful end result.
    dbonczek@comcast.net

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  48. The wood grain looks fantastic!

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  49. Your card is beautiful thanks so much for sharing

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  50. Cool looking card. looks like real wood great job. thanks for sharing.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  51. The wood grain background looks super cool! I have the grunge set and I am surely gonna give this a try :)

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  52. brilliant! Love the way you used the sketch, Scor-Buddy and Grunge stamp to create the fence! Beautiful card!

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  53. Lovely card Karen,
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  54. Karen, this is gorgeous. Love the woodgrain background.

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  55. I am loving the wood grain every where this spring! You did an awesome take on it with your wooden fence idea. Sweet card!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  56. the wood grain background is stunning. love your take on the sketch

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  57. Karen, this card is stunning! I love that gorgeous fence you created and the sweet, soft flowers. The die cut edge of the sentiment panel is such a simple but effective touch!

    And whoop whoop on your gorgeous sentiment designs! And which design of yours was it that you saw Jocelyn use?

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  58. This is gorgeous! I love it! :)

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  59. Wow they really do look like rustic wood panels Karen, love the country feel :0)
    The stamps look amazing, how exciting to be part of their design!
    Jenny x

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  60. What a great card! I love how you created the panels, too...thanks for the tutorial!
    Also, thank you so much for a chance to win!!!

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  61. Your wooden fence is AWESOME, Karen!!! GORGEOUS creation!!!

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  62. oh i love your wood grain fence :)

    beautiful card girl :)

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  63. Are you KIDDING me? I had no idea you created that wood grain paper. it looks so real, like a photo or something. GORGEOUS.

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  64. Stunning! Love the neutral colors and that fantastic wood grain.

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  65. Stunning card, Karen! Love what you did with both sets and perfect take on the sketch with that Scor-Buddy!

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  66. Love it! Very cool wood paper. TFS!

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  67. Wow - stunning card ... great job with creating the stamps!!! Thank you!

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  68. I like your sentiments! The whole Skipping Stones Design set is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  69. Love this card and the quote.

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  70. LOVE the woodgrain panels! What a delightful card creation!

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  71. Very, very nice card. What a great idea for making a wooden fence. I love my Scor-pal and use it so much. The botanical stamp set is gorgeous.

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  72. Love the wood grain background. Great job on the card!

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  73. gasp! I adore that wood fence, those botanicals are lovely & YAY for your sentiment!!!! Congrats!

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  74. Must get the wood grain stamp...definitely makes for a very rich card.

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  75. Such beautiful wood grain paper.

    Deanne :)

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  76. Beautiful card! I Love the wood grain. Thank you for the info on how to make.

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  77. such a beautiful stamp set and congrats on co-designing! love how you created the wood panel, too. gorgeous card, Karen! have to go and check out this stamp set! =)

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