This is my first ever entry for a sketch challenge. I hope to make them more regular, time permitting of course. Challenges are a great way to get some creativity flowing when you're stuck for ideas or want to try something new and see how it comes out.
This Sketch challenge is from CAS(E) this Sketch #290
For this sketch I chose to use a decorative die border and layer 3 sheets, forming the stripes. It took a little playing around with different sentiments, before I decided to use a full circle with the sentiment and adding a cute little snowflake to make it a Christmas card.
The pink and blue cardstock actually match the stripes on the middle sheet of patterned paper. You could switch up the snowflake for tiny feet and make it a 'Congratulations, new baby' card.
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The Boutique collection has some gorgeous stamps, papers and embellishments.
This simple card is made using the cardboard cut-out, "sweet", from the Boutique Compliments, the Bunches of Love stamp set and an acetate sheet. Often referred to as clear PVC front binding covers, available from places like Officeworks.
The acetate helps support the "sweet" cut-out and gives the card some strength.
I made a variation of this card for a class recently and used a Cricut cut word instead of the complements.
I was a bit of a challenge for some to cut the card after perfecting the watercolour effect the stamp set gives. A little bit of encouragement and they were surprised with the outcome and loved the card.
Sometimes trying something new, even if its uncomfortable, creates amazing results.
This is the same card using a "Hello" cut on the Cricut.
At the end of the class I like to ask what everyone's favourite card was. Apparently its hard to pick just one. Here's what was made during the class...
Augusts stamp of the month is "For the Love of Crafting".
Its available only during August for $27 (+GST). When you spend $75 you can purchase this stamp for $7.50
Its such a gorgeous stamp and can be used on a scrapbook layout or card. I've made this card for a team swap using the Documented paper, bashful card stock and Cricut cut for the notepad background. If you have a Cricut you can open the cut file for the background and create your own here: Cricut Cut File
You might not notice, but I've also added 3 bitty sparkles to the typewriter keys in, what I think are the letter locations to spell, L U V.
I sometimes like to hide little messages in a card and see if the recipient notices. It also makes a card way more personal and unique to them.
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For the Love of Crafting
3D foam tape
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