Before I begin my post, I would like to welcome Rob Nest, Romip and Cathy as my newest subscribers. I’m so thrilled you’ve decided to join us.
Connie Can Crop is having a sketch challenge this month. Here’s the sketch she’s picked out for us. I like it; lots of potential for card making and even a single page layout.
Since St. Patrick’s Day is not far away, I decided to use the sketch to make a card in honor of the occasion. Here’s my finished card; though I’ve got to admit I changed it around many times before I finally settled on this design.
This month’s challenge sponsor is Miss Kate’s Cuttables, so I used their Happy St. Patty’s Day cut file. They will give three files to one lucky winner, picked at random.
Now back to my card:
I cut the base from Bazzill card stock and embossed the front with the Cuttlebug Simply Charmed embossing folder. To make the three panels, I used digital paper from the Irish at Heart Kit by Linda’s Digi Creations. When I placed them directly on the card base, it looked much too busy (still does, actually); so I matted them on white to give the eye a little break. Then I embossed them using the Square Lattice embossing folder.
For my focal image, rather than cut the individual pieces (as I sized it small to fit the card), I opted to trace only around the edge and made it a print and cut. I printed the bear twice and fussy cut around his head, placing it on dimensionals. I coated the rainbow with Wink of Stella and colored the gold, coins and hat buckle with a gold leaf pen. Here’s a picture of this little guy, close up:
Using the title from the same cut file, I separated it into three individual pieces. I created an offset for the “Happy” and “Day” pieces and cut them out. I made a little banner for the “St.Patty’s”, like the sketch.
Inside, I used several shamrocks from the same file’ converting them to print only. The sentiment was created using the Alex Brush font in green to match the digital paper.
So now it’s your turn. Make a card or project based on the sketch and enter the challenge here. In addition to one winner being picked at random, the design team will pick our three favorites entries. If that’s you, you get a badge to post on your blog or social media; plus bragging rights! And if you do link to the challenge, you’ll get to see what the rest of the design team has made…I’ve seen their projects; they really rocked this challenge!