Sunday, July 19, 2009

Kazan's Sketch 31

Just a little note from us... All of the 2S4Y Ultimate Card Showdown prizes were mailed out today! So if you were a winner you can start officially stalking your mailman now!
-Thank you
Laura & Kazan

Kazan first applied background color to her Stampbord tiles using her Copic Markers. After applying the rubon butterflies she etched into the tiles to create the white highlighted details.

2 Sketches 4 You has stumbled upon a fantastic product for all cardmakers. You may already be familiar with Ampersand Art's versatile Stampbord which they describe as "The most amazing stamping and crafting surface" and we have to agree! This versatile tile allows you to do just about anything to it to create gorgeous results on your cards. You can stamp, paint, ink, scratch, file and even drill into the wood backing to create Jewelry!

Our Design Team all worked with the Stampbord, which come in assorted sizes. Each one tried various techniques creating unique mini works of art. You can see the original state of the board and the tools the designers worked with on their blogs.


Angela used her square Stampbords to make this cute card with a picnic theme


For this card Anja used two different sizes of Stampbord. She inked the board, scratched the edges for detail and stamped the images.


Kim hand painted 4 small Stampbord tiles to create this beautiful mosaic focal point on her card.


Instead of the squares, Latisha chose to use the rectangular Stampbords for her card. She repeated the Damask pattern from the paper to the tiles completing the look of this elegant card.

Lori chose to cover her Stampbord tiles with rubon lettering and beautiful shabby chic images to complete the look of this fabulous vintage looking card.

Bonus Sketch & Card

Clouds went for the more modernist approach on this ultra cool and groovy card. She used two different sizes of Stampbord to create the contrasting effects in the circle.

This week the uber talented Clouds Shadler created the Bonus Sketch and Card. We fell in love with Cloud's work the day she started playing along at 2S4Y and to have such a versatile talented card maker on our Team is truly wonderful. Not only are her cards amazing but Clouds is also a wonderful Photographer. Take a peek at all she has to offer on her blog: Clouds' Color Garden

Sponsor of the Week
Ampersand Art: Stampbord

Stampbord is an absorbent, clay-coated wood surface that gives a clean, pristine image every time. This multi-media surface makes combining water based paints and inks with collage techniques easy. This product is available in a variety to sizes to suite every crafters needs including Stampbord Bags, Stampbord Blocks and Stampbord Box Kits. There are also Stampbord Tools, to scratch detail and highlights into the surface, and Stampbord Inks that are specially formulated to leave brilliant color on the Stampbord surface.

For uber inspiration and project ideas you can visit: and To find a Stampbord retailer or distributor, visit:

Card of the Week

One Lucky cardmaker will win a selection of Stampbord products including a set of ATC Stampbords, an Assorted pack of Stampbords and a Stampbord Toolkit.

How to Enter:
• Please provide a link to your card by posting it on this thread using Mr. Linky
• Deadline for all entries: Saturday July 25th at Midnight (US Mountain time)
• Your card should be based off the sketch provided and can be of any theme. You may enter as many times as you like and only need to do a card based on Kazan's sketch to qualify for the prize.
• The winning card will be announced as the Card of the Week on Sunday, July 26th at 2 Sketches 4 You.
• International Cardmakers are welcome to enter.

We hope the start to your week is Fantastic!
See you soon.
Hugs Kazan & Your Super Crafty Design Team


anja curvers said...

Wow great cards by the designteam the more I see this tmore I like the product and I think with some pratice I'm gonna make much nicer cards.

Eveline said...

Interesting sketch and I must say, I'm intrigued by these tiles you all worked with.
The DT work is great again. I'll try to play along this week.

cnelson said...

wow!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm in complete awe!!! holy moly what gorgeous creations!

Anonymous said...

Can you use any of the 2 scetches available? or is it just one of them for the competition?
I don't understand what the bonus scetch is for then:P
Please explain someone :)

Romy said...

What a great cards you have all made! They are all very beautiful. I will go trying to make the sketch into a card:)

Kim Sonksen said...

I love all the examples and I cannot wait to see what everyone creates from the sketch. Whoever wins card of the week will get one amazing prize!

Divine Design said...

Awesome sketch! I hope I can play many things to little time!

Susan McRae said...

Fantastic cards with the Stampbord!

Chrissy said...

Great sketch! Hope to try the bonus one later this week as well!

Jill said...

Really great DT cards. Thanks for looking at mine.

Dora said...

It's a great sketch for some people I really have troubles with sketches like this! I love the cards from tge DT........beautiful!
Just post mine.......

Hugs Dora

Heather said...

What GREAT inspiration pieces this week. Even a little intimidating! I am very excited to see everyone's creations!

Rossella said...

Dear Kazan, thank you for your comment to my card ... yes, a card using two sketches ... I am glad you like it!

Jenn said...

Great Sketch!! I posted on mr linky, but wanted to make sure you saw it was the SECOND card! :D

shelly said...

great sketch kazan i love stampboard and incorporated it onto my card :) fun sketch clouds thanks! love your card! bot of mine are posted in mr linky have a great rest of week:) shelly

shelly said...

sorry....forgot to mention i LOVE all the dt samples! gorgeous gorgeous!

SueH said...

Wow, great inspiration this week from the team.

I've just put my two cards on my blog

Maricar said...

I'm a simple crafter, but I am always in awe at the creations I see here. Thanks for the constant inspirations.

Janet O'Brien said...

awwww these cards are great and that stampbord looks really interesting!

Amy C said...

Love the sketch!! OMG Kazan, that card is absolutely a work of art!! Great work by the DT, too. I really hope to get the bonus sketch done this week, but I have my card based upon Kazan's sketch up and posted.

Amy ♥

Camilla Ekman said...

Thanks for yet another marvellous sketch. I've posted my card here:

Vanessa said...

Purple seems to be the color of the week! Love the sketch and what the DT did with it!

Chris said...

thanks for a great sketch! i love my card!

elina said...

I am soooe excited!! Can't wait to play along! Lovely work DT!!

tiggertastic said...

mine can be found here

thank you for looking, sarah x

Mona Pendleton said...

VERY challenging layout for me! All the DT cards are so beautiful & inspiring! I am still working on mine! Thanks for the brain teaser! :) Mona

Kerry said...

Great sketch and projects from the DT! I really like how my card turned out too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Paula said...

oh i really loved this shape and sketch of the card

beautiful work!!

Agata said...

I hope Mr. Linky will work! If not, here's the link to my blog, just in case ;-)
And by the way, great sketch! Thank you!

miss leslieanne said...

such a great sketch - nice & simple, but loads you can do with it - LOVE all the DT cards too - thank you for the inspiration!

DonnaMundinger said...

Well I was too late but decided to post anyway. I loved this sketch! xxD

tomiannie said...

Ooh, I LOVE this sketch, and all the gorgeous creations!