I have always been a huge Riley fan. Although I have never purchased a Riley stamp yet. I was lucky to borrow this stamp from a friend, thanks Danderella, and stamp him out a few times. She has quite the collection, I am so jealous. Now I am thinking I will need to buy a few as I loved colouring him.
I started with this weeks sketch from The Sweet Stop. I made the card be 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. All the pattern paper I used is from the new "The Great Outdoors" line from Reminisce. The base of the is Chocolate Chip CS. I also used it for my matting along with Soft Suede CS. I coloured Riley with my copic markers and distressed the edge of the cardstock with Soft Suede Ink. I stitched around the outside twice with my sewing machine and some brown thread. The "Great Outdoors" ribbon is from my LSS where you can buy some super cute ribbons by the foot. The tree button is from a package of camping themed buttons I had in my stash. I used my border punch from SU along the bottom edge of the Chocolate Chip strip. To finish it of I added two photo anchors from the Hodgepodge Hardware set from SU.
I also decorated the inside of the card to match the front. The base CS is Always Artichoke from SU. I also stitched around the edge with my sewing machine, this time with just a single line. I coloured Riley with my copics and cut him out. I left the inside blank so that I can add just the right sentiment later.
I entered this card in The Sweet Stop sketch challenge for this week. I also enter it over at La La Land Crafts Blog for their "Try Something New" Challenge. As well as the Nutshell Blog for there "Summer Fun" Challenge.