I usually try and stay away from sketch challenges mainly because I find them a bit hard to create for…and I end up mostly confused whether the sketch has to be followed as is or we can change a few things around…and as you can see,even in today’s challenge my card has a portrait orientation instead of the landscape one in the sketch…my card wasn’t looking good that way so I took the risk..!!
Here is the sketch for the March Challenge over at the Paper Smooches blog…
I first die cut one end of a wide strip of printed DSP using a stitched edge die and then a narrower and shorter white strip….I embossed tiny circles on the background of this white strip using the cross stitch die from Paper Smooches…I randomly stamped red hearts on this strip and the sentiment as well and set these panels aside to prepare the front panel of my card…
I decided to use a plain black die cut top panel and added a thin strip of bright pink glitter cardstock on one side before adhering it to the card base…I added the printed panel first and then used some craft foam to elevate and adhere the second panel….
On a separate piece of white cardstock,I stamped the flamingo and coloured it in before cutting it out and adhering it to my card front using a few different heights of adhesive foam squares…and finally I added a few red Nuvo drops to embellish my card..
I’m super glad you stopped by my blog today…Hope you will have a beautiful day ahead…Happy crafting..!!
I’m sharing two cards today….the first one has two cute love ‘birds’ on it and I have used a cross stitch die cut panel in this one…my second card could be given by a person who is a car/driving enthusiast to their partner… 🙂
Now I’m not into embroidery and stuff…I have tried to learn some from my mum and done a few bits and things a loooonggg time ago but I guess I don’t have the skill and patience for it…so when I started the cross stich panel for my card,I knew I wasn’t ever going to be able do the whole panel…so I just did two borders and stopped…I die cut this panel and kept it aside…
I then die cut a white front panel and covered it with candies apple Distress Oxide ink…I adhered it to a plain white card base and then placed the cross stitch panel on it..
On a separate piece of cardstock,I stamped and coloured in the cute birds and then cut them out and placed the on the panel facing each other..I also added some googly eyes on these birds…I adhered the stamped sentiment label and then added a few hearts to my card..
I used a textured grey cardstock for the base of my second card and then die cut the top panel slightly smaller than the card base…I covered this panel with candied apple Distress Oxide ink as well and then stamped ‘vroom vroom’ repeatedly and randomly on it using Altenew limestone dye ink…I stamped the sentiment using black ink and then adhered this panel on the card front..
On a separate piece of white cardstock,I stamped the car image using Altenew starlight dye ink and die cut it using the coordinating die…I placed it on the card using some adhesive foam squares and then added some clear sequins to embellish it…
If you celebrate Valentine’s day, then I hope you have your cards,flowers,gifts,chocolates etc ready and/or sorted by now… 🙂
Thank you so much for stopping by today…Have a blessed day…Happy crafting..!!