Have you ever thought about doing a card challenge or do you get stuck thinking about how you want your card to look? Well if you do now's the time to start checking out this site for ideas. There are so many great ones.
Here's This Week's Sketch:
It's easy. Don't be shy. To start, just check out their sketch for the week, then follow the rules for posting and creating your card. Finally post your finished card with a link to your blog post about the card. If you don't have a blog you can send them an email with your card and they'll post it for you. So what are you waiting for try this sketch out.
Here's My Card:
|I recently got my new Designer Series Pack DSP called "Moonlight" and was anxious to try out some of the awesome papers. So once I had chosen the paper featured in this card it became the focus for my colours, stamp set choice and composition.|
Stamps: Work of Art, Perfect Pennants, Happy Hour
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, and Memento Tuxedo Black
Designer Series Paper: Moonlight
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey
Accessories: Large Oval punches, Banner Framelits, Circle Framelits, Basic and Large Rhinestones, Adhesive and Dimensionals.
|The banner sentiment is from Perfect Pennants and is cut out with the second smallest banner framelit. I added a few basic rhinestones to the base of the banner in the grouping suggested in the sketch. The "cheers" sentiment is from the Happy Hour stamp set. Doesn't it just make you want to smile! I clumped three large Rhinestones together to go with the bubble background.|
|I used the circle image from the Work of Art stamp set and recreated the design from the Moonlight DSP. Because this DSP is so clean I could have just cut a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of it and used it on the inside of the card. The Stampin' Up! Lost Lagoon Ink would have easily stamped over the DSP and been readable.|
|I stamped the drink glass once in Tuxedo black on the 2 1/2" Whisper White circle and then created a mask by stamping the image again on a piece of post it note. I just needed the bowl part. Once I put the mask in place I was able to stamp the drink umbrella without the stem cutting through the edge of the glass. I stamped the glass again in Hello Honey on a scrap of Whisper White, fussy cut it out and glued it to the glass. Same with the drink umbrella, I stamped a second image in Lost Lagoon and then cut it out and pasted it in place using a 2-way glue pen. There was too much white space on the circle so I inked up the spot from Work of Art in all three colours and stamped it randomly on the circle........ much better.|
Hope you like my rendition of this week's sketch. Leave me a comment if you do, I'd love to hear from you.