Boy oh boy…am I running behind. I did finish making samples and cutting for tomorrow’s SAS, but I didn’t have a chance to make a sample for today’s sketch challenge. Well, this morning, I knew it had to be fast. I have a doctor’s appointment and need to go grocery shopping(yuck) today after I bring Rebecca to school. Jenn will laugh when she reads this. Me and quick usually don’t go together.

I love the stamp set Winter Post and the designer paper Ski Slope. So I got those out and started playing. I knew I wanted to use the skating pair, they are so sweet, and that I wanted to keep the colors soft.


When in doubt, I always pick my trusted Chocolate Chip. Today was no different. I started with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock folded in half.

Next is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Shimmery White (don’t fret. I cut the inner part out so I wouldn’t waste it, since it doesn’t show) followed by a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Ski Slope Designer Paper.

I stamped the skaters from Winter Post in Black Stazon on Shimmery White, cut the cardstock down to 1 5/8″ x 2 1/8″ and colored them in with Aqua Painter and Classic inks (Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Going Gray (shadow) and Baja Breeze). I stamped the girl skater on Pink Pirouette Pattern Designer paper, cut out her sweater and taped it on top of the image.

The Chocolate Chip cardstock layer measures 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ and was layered with a 1/4″ smaller piece of Pink Pirouette Pattern Designer Paper, the same paper that I used for the sweater. A 1″ x 2″ strip of Shimmery White was taped to serve as the middle strip and Satin Kiwi Ribbonwas tried around it. The skater couple was layered on a 3/8″ bigger piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock and adhered over the bigger rectangle with dimensionals.

I adhered the skater layers to my Shimmery/Designer paper layers  and added Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets with Ice Circle Rhinestones to the left hand side. The sentiment is from the stamp set To You and Yours. It was stamped in Black Stazon on Shimmery White, punched out with the 1″ circle punch and layered on a 1 1/4″ circle. On top I added a 1/2″ Chocolate Chip circle. I let it hang off a bit and cut the overhanging part off. The 1/4″ circle is punched out of the Pink Pirouette designer paper and a Antique Brass brad finishes the tag off. The tag, as well as the Shimmery/Designer paper layers were attached with dimensionals.


The inside of the card is really simple. I added a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Shimmery White, topped with a 1 1/2″ x 4″ piece of Pink Pirouette Designer paperand a 3/8″ x 4″ piece of Kiwi Kiss cardstock.

Now that I see it posted, I think I will add the Postcard stamp from the Winter Post stamp set in the center of the designer paper in Chocolate Chip.

 I hope to post again this afternoon with some wonderful and exciting news about some friends of mine!!!!


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

15 Responses to “Skating softly”

  1. This is just beautiful, Beate! I love that skating couple. . .you always use it so beautifully! Hope you get all of your stuff done! Have a great weekend!

  2. The things you do with punches amaze me! This card is just lovely. Great combo of colors. I hate grocery shopping and avoid it like the plague. My hubs usually does it. Have a great day!


  3. You make quick and easy look real good, Beate! I really like how you did your tag – so full of cute details!

    I hope to have time to do your sketch today, but I have a team meeting to prepare this afternoon, so we’ll see how it goes…

    Have a great day!

  4. This card is so cute! I hope to use this sketch this weekend! Thanks Beate!

  5. Love the pink, blue and brown, Beate — beautiful image and card!

  6. GORGEOUS Beate….. you make me like that set! Love ya babe!! 🙂

  7. Oh, Beate…this is beautiful…I may have to CASE this one…is that okay? Did you see the ornament that I made like yours?

    Have a super weekend!

  8. Wow! So Beautiful. Love the colors and stamp set used.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. I do really like the skating set and the ski slope paper too! This is a wonderful card and great sketch! Hope I can play! Missed you! Hugs, Deb

  10. Gorgeous Beate!!!! I’m really wishing I’d ordered this set now!

  11. This is such a pretty card. Love that image! The colors, design and sketch work so well together.

  12. Fabulous looking card – Beate!!! The Set, Color, DP, Brads and the layout is awesome!!!! Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

  13. what a pretty card, Beate! I love ths soft colors and the layout is a great one! Love the bling, too!

  14. Great card! I love using Chocolate Chip too…

  15. This is so beautiful, Beate!! I love the colors, and that wonderful image!! Your coloring looks fabulous, and I am loving the bling!!

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