2 sketches 4 you 52: Hope

Hello! I can't believe it's my second week with 2 sketches 4 you! The sketch and sponsor are super fab this week! The sponsor is Whimsy Haven Digital Stamps, and I absolutely flipped when I saw this stamp, not only because it is gorgeous, but it is also from the poem that was read at Mike's and my wedding!

Check out the amazing sketch by Kazan:
So fun! :)
I had a blast coloring this stamp in PhotoShop. I took an online photo of the Max and Whiskers Basic Grey papers I used, picked up the colors, and colored the stamp with it. It is such a fun way to customize a digistamp to your patterned papers.
I used a sheet music stamp in the background to go along with the quote stamp by Whimsy Haven. I also got pretty distressy for me! It was super fun! One tip: If you have a cheapy printer like I do, distress the paper before you print the stamp on it so as to not smear the stamp. I learned that the hard way. Waiting for it to dry could also help. Hehe! So, I guess the tip is for impatient people. :)

Go check out the other designers and play along with us at the 2s4y blog! Have a great Monday!
Card stock: Neenah Paper (desert storm, solar white)
Patterned paper:
Basic Grey (max and whiskers)
Stamps: Whimsy Haven (hope), Cornish Heritgage Farms (aged sheet music scrapblock)
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (broken china, antique linen, vintage photo)
Ribbon: Making Memories
Tools: Tiny Attacher, Tonic distresser, Fiskars upper crest border punch, Ranger inking tool and foam
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,


  1. Gorgeous, Kelly! Love the quote and the distressing, too! I love how you used the border punch!

  2. Well how perfect was that sentiment for you?!!!!! That's sooo cool!!!

    I love what you've done with the Whimsy Haven image!!

  3. Fun card Kelly, its nice to see something different from you and thanks so much for the photoshop tip!

  4. This is beautiful Kelly! Great job!


  5. beautiful distressed look! very pretty card, Kelly!

  6. Wow! Great job using photoshop! I love how this turned out! And I really like how you used the punch for the scallops at the bottom!

  7. So very lovely! Way to go. Thanks for sharing. Happy Monday in May!

  8. I like it! Thanks for sharing how you did this with Photoshop to color the digi. I like the distressing! Perfect!

  9. So pretty! I love the poem sentiment and it goes so well with the music sheet background! You have so many little details that just add up to total coolness ;)

  10. This is so awesome. There are so many elements of this that I adore.

  11. The sentiment goes perfectly well with your beautiful card!! I just love this!


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