Sunday, February 6, 2011

PKS Sketch Challenge 44 With A Twist

Just wanted to make this quick post featuring my challenge card for the Tuesday PKS Sketch Challenge 44. The challenge is to create a card or layout based on the sketch below using a monochromatic color scheme.

For the text on my card I really wanted to use, “Snow, snow go away!!!” But the little snowperson looked so peaceful that I decided that “Snow Dreamzz!” was a much better fit. At least he’s enjoying all of this snow!

Here is the list of supplies and tools including brief instructions on how I created the “Snow Dreamzzz!” card.


PK-303 Tubular Star Snowman from Peachy Keen Stamps


Jet Black Stazon
Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Tattered Rose and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks


Nestabities Scallop Circle
Martha Stewart Heart Chain Punch
Sizzix Powdered Sugar Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Polka Dots Embossing Folders
Stampin’ Up! Word Window Punch
1/8” Hole Punch


Black Gems
White Organdy Ribbon

Cardstock Dimensions

Black Card – 11” X 5 ½” folded to 5 ½” Square
(A) Dark Turquoise Mat – 5 3/8” Square
(B) Medium Turquoise Design Panel – 5 ¼” Square
(C) Black Vertical Strip  – 3 ¾” X 5 ¼”
(D) Light Turquoise Embossed Panel – 3 ½” X 5 ¼”
(E) Black Horizontal Strip  – 1 ¾” X 5 ¼”
(F) White Horizontal Strip – 1 ½” X 5 ¼”
(G) Black Scallop Circle – 3 5/8”
(H) Light Turquoise Text Strip – Text Printed on 4” X 6” Cardstock
(I) Black Text Strip Mat – Scrap

Card Construction

Step 1 – Stamp image onto watercolor paper with Stazon ink and add color using Distress Inks. Set aside to dry.

Step 2 – Attach the Medium Turquoise Design Panel (B) to the Dark Turquoise Mat (A) and attach to the Card Front. Set aside.

Step 3 – Emboss the Light Turquoise Panel (D) with the Sizzix Powdered Sugar embossing folder. Attach the embossed panel (D) to the Black Vertical Strip (C) and attach to the Medium Turquoise Design Panel (B). Set Aside.

Step 4 – Emboss the White Horizontal Strip (F) with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. Punch a Heart Chain border along the top edge of strip (F) using the Martha Stewart Heart Chain Punch. Attach to the Black Horizontal Strip (E). Set Aside.

Step 5 – Using your computer and printer, print out the text, “Snow DreamZZZ” on a 4” X 6” piece of light turquoise cardstock. Center the text in the window of the Word Window punch and punch out the text. Attach this text piece to a scrap piece of black cardstock and cut away the excess black leaving a small border around the light turquoise punched piece. Punch a 1/8” hole at each end of the text piece and feed the ends of the ribbon up through each hole, making a knot at the end. Attach the ribbon tails on the back of the black and white strip unit. I placed a couple of Pop Dots under the text panel to lift it off the page.

Step 6 – Cut a Scallop Circle from black cardstock and emboss with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder. Attach to the front of the card with Pop Dots or Dimensionals.

Step 7 – Cut out the stamped, watercolor image and add embellishments as desired. Use Pop dots or Dimensionals to attach to the Scallop Circle.

I hope you have been inspired to make a “Snow Dreamzzz!” card of your own.

Don’t forget to visit Peachy Keen Stamps at: .

There you can view all the other cards submitted for the PKS Tuesday Sketch Challenge. It’s a great way to spend a snowy afternoon.

I’m still working on the post for making the flower from the “Simply Handmade” card from last week. It’s almost completed and will be posted soon. Until then, have a great week! – Jane, the Polka Dot Gypsy


Cathryn said...

Very cute, that stamp is adorable. The embossing and border punch look great! TFS, your new follower Cathryn67 <3

Michele said...

This is super cute!

Janice W. said...

Your card is amazing! I love everything about it! So glad you joined the PK challenge! Good luck!

Viv said...

Not only is your card fabulous, the details of it's creation are second to none! Congratulations on being one of our top 5! Hugs Viv xx

Staying Crafty said...

Oh how cute! This card brought a big smile to my face :)