Welcome to Winter – at least we’re now starting to get the rain we so desperately need. One positive of winter is that we have to stay indoors more which means more crafting time – and with a new catalogue just days away – bring it on.
Today’s post is created from a sketch challenge. Sketch challenges along with colour challenges are a fun way to create cards. A sketch challenge gives you a layout design to follow and allows you to use any stamp set and colour combo you want. A colour challenge sets out a number of colours for you to use in your project and the design/layout/stamp set are up to you.
Here’s the sketch I based my card on.
And here’s my take on the sketch. I’ve used the Magnolia Lane DSP for the top horizontal panel and then used Petal Pink cardstock embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder for the vertical panels. I tried a couple of colour combinations for the mat before settling on Basic Black. Some Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic Edge Ribbon wrapped around the card covers the join of the DSP and card stock. I then tied a separate bow and adhered it with a glue dot. The final touch was the sentiment – stamped in Mossy Meadow this stamp is from the Magnolia Blooms stamp set and has been die cut using the Stitched Shapes dies.
I hope this layout inspires you to give sketch challenges a go. I’d love to see your creations.
Until next time …