Saturday, April 25, 2020

Hopping Around the World - Sketch

I was excited for this month's blog hop since it featured a sketch. I LOVE a good sketch challenge! When you are looking for a good jumping off point for a project, I suggest doing a sketch or color challenge. They always get my creative juices flowing!

Given this sketch, I decided to whip out my Cuckoo For You stamp set and coordinating dies and create a card for a sweet friend of mine. 

With a card base of Real Red cardstock, I punched out flowers using the Medium Daisy punch in the same color and adhered them on. I wanted to add some visual interest and I thought the flowers mimiced those on the clock. I then added a strip of Crumb Cake to coordinate with the Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends I used to give the bulk of the clock it's color. Then instead of adding a piece of Granny Apple Green card stock to coordinate with the Granny Apple Stampin' Blends on the clock, I used Soft Seafoam instead. I really like the more subtle green tone behind the clock instead of the bolder one. I used the little leaf from the Love What You Do stamp set and randomly stamped that in Soft Seafoam ink on the card stock as well. Everything else was stamped on Whisper White card stock, cut out and popped up on dimensionals. I am sad to see this cute set retire with the release of the catalog. For more wonderful ideas using the sketch, please check out the other fabulous designers below. Happy Stamping!

Hopping Around the World Design Team

Jennifer Downey - that's me!
Sandra Herzog
Tanja Klingler-Selinger


  1. Fun card - the tone one tone flowers background is a great idea!

  2. What a fun card Jennifer, love it x

  3. This is so lovely. Never thought of using a sentiment like this with a clock.
    Also like the way you used the daisy punch!

  4. Sooriginal your card! Love it

  5. Fantastic use of the sketch and such a fun card. I love your added texture on the background and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks for sharing x

  6. Great take in the sketch. It always amazes me the different ideas you get from one sketch. Love your card!

  7. The website is looking bit flashy and it catches the visitors eyes. Design is pretty simple and a good user friendly interface. sketch.