Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Today I've combined a sketch challenge with a color challenge.  Retro Sketches meet Dynamic Duos.  I think they played well together.  I, for the life of me, could not find an umbrella stamp which I thought I had  so I improvised.  I found a piece of Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper, that is retired from Stampin' Up!®, but had a cute little umbrella.  On the inside of the card, I added a strip of the same patterned paper I used on the front just to add a bit of pizzazz.  You just see it peeking out on the lower left of the card. 

Stamp Set:  Loving Thoughts (Stampin' Up!);  Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper - retired (Stampin' Up!), Sunshine (My Mind's Eye); Accessories & Tools:  Scallop Oval Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up!), 1/8" Vanilla Ribbon.

And, here is where I got my inspiration.  Just click on either image to go the the Retro Sketches Sketch Challenge Blog or the Dynamic Duos Color Challenge Blog.  I've just recently been introduced to both so it was fun to be able to play along with the two.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,



  1. Marsha, you did an excellent job combining the 2 challenges. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos! :)

  2. What a lovely card, and an inventive way to work in the umbrella. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!