Designing with a Sketch

Well the new catalog is officially here! I made my list and checked it twice on Tuesday and placed the order yesterday. Can hardly wait to get the stuff and start playing with it. What is your favorite new in color? Leave me a comment and let me know. For me, can’t decide between Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay. Both are lovely to work with.

The inspiration for today’s post came from the MOJO93 card sketch and the leftover paper from the Polished Stone technique class. The design follows the sketch and the colors were chosen from the paper. Hope you enjoy!


Begin by folding a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Bermuda Bay in half. The next layer is 3 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ Elegant Eggplant and 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ Polished Stone paper. The base was wrapped in Very Vanilla ribbon. The left side has a scalloped edge of Very Vanilla. The next layer is 2 1/8″ x 2 7/8″ in Elegant Eggplant and 2″ x 2 3/4″ in Very Vanilla. The four sides and the scallops were pierced. The butterflies were stamped on Very Vanilla and cut out with paper snips. The scallop oval is Elegant Eggplant and large oval Barely Banana. The oval was pierced. Button Latte supplied the buttons and they were thread with a thin piece of Elegant Eggplant paper. Each layer was attached with dimensionals.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Great Friend
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, Barely Banana, Glossy White
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Summer Sun, and Tempting Turquoise reinkers, Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron
Accessories: Scallop, Scallop Oval, and Large Oval punches, Paper Snips, Very Vanilla ribbon, Button Latte, Piercing Tool and Mat

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Love Sparkles

Challenge 26 at Late Nite Stampers this week is a color challenge of red, white, and blue. I began with the idea of creating a patriotic card. Half way through it changed, and I ended up with an Anniversary card. Guess a little love is in the air. Hope you enjoy. Try to celebrate the fourth with a few loved ones and a sparkler or two!

Challenge 26

Begin with a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base of Night of Navy and fold in half. Cut Shimmer White to 3″ x 4 1/2″ and layer 2 7/8″ x 4 3/8″ piece of Real Red cardstock. The hearts are chipboard and covered in White Craft and Dazzling Diamonds. The sentiment is from Short and Sweet and is embossed in white on Night of Navy. It is finished off with a Shimmery White scallop oval centered. Attach the finished piece to the card base 1/2″ from the top and sides.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Short and Sweet
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Shimmery White, Real Red
Ink: White Craft
Accessories: Scallop Oval and Large Oval punches, White embossing powder, Heat tool, On Board chipboard, Dazzling Diamonds, 2 Way glue pen

This one would make a great July workshop card. Have fun and happy stamping,

Dacia Smith