And here is the sketch:
Hope you play along!!
Well, it's official! I am on the Sketch Saturday Design Team. And I'm excited to share my first project!
If you've followed me at all, you know how many times I suggest using a card sketch to get your creative juices flowing. It works for me every time. I had a lot of fun with this sketch!
Using a die from Tim Holtz (665856) and a Stampin' Up! Set (Snowman Season), I created this little wintery card.
I have a surprise coming soon….stay tuned!
In the meantime, here are a couple of recent cards I’ve done.
I am hanging out in my craft space today to get a few things straightened up, sorted out, and put away. As I was doing that, I came across this card I meant to post a few weeks back. Better late than never, I guess.
I know a lot of us struggle with masculine birthday cards. This classy card is both masculine and simple.
Once I was satisfied with the grunge-level, I attached it to a piece of kraft colored cardstock cut slightly larger than my page panel. That was attached to a black A2 card base. I added a sprig I cut from the Taylored Expressions Branch Out die set. I embossed the sentiment with white powder on black cardstock, trimmed it down, and attached it to a piece of kraft cardstock the width of the card.
For the inside of the card, I kept it basic and simple (most masculine cards don't have a lot of flare it seems).
Well, now that I've shared this card with you, I think I am less inspired to finish my craft room straightening/sorting and focus on some more craft (minus the room) projects.
I got this kit recently and I am absolutely smitten with it. I kept looking at it when it first came out and telling myself that I certainly did not need another set of stamps, dies or stencils. But I kept being drawn to it and thinking about it and, every time I saw it, couldn't believe how much I really liked it. So....yeah, no will power for creative things that move me. I ordered it.
And I am so happy I did.
I have been playing with the stencils (which includes both the stencil AND the masks), dies (yes, I had to order the add-on because they are so awesome), and stamps (some with abstract designs and some with the sweetest sentiments). Also included in the kit were some beautiful envelopes, seals, and tiny little gems. All packaged in a cool zippered pouch for storage. (And, no, I am not selling them, nor do I get any kind of benefit from this post...I just simply love this set and felt the need to share my enthusiasm.)
So are you ready to see my first 4 cards?
I had so much creative fun putting these together. My mind just went free. I only glued close to the stem on the dies so that there was a little movement in them when attached. They create a lot of depth and dimension.