This Friday's sketch challenge was rather fun. It takes very simple layers, and gives you a fun opportunity to showcase some of that designer series paper you have collected. It also gave me the chance to use the Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper and 3/8 Metallic Duo Ribbon from the Sale-a-Bration catalogs.
Cutting & Measurments.
Base: Whisper White 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Tip Top Taupe 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Layer 2: Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper 5 1/4" x 4", cut again lengthwise at 1 1/2" and flipped to show both sides.
Layer 3: Mint Macaron 4 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Layer 4: Whisper White 4" x 3"
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This is my Stamping Bee Friday Sketch Challenge card. It uses a very basic layout, and I chose to dress it up with some watercoloring and copper embossing powder. Although it still uses the same Lift Me Up bundle and Carried Away Paper that I've used all week, this is a much softer and more subtle approach.
Cutting and Measuring:
Base: Whisper White Thick Card stock 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Carried Away Designer Series Paper 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (I covered the entire base)
Layer 2: Mint Macaron Card stock 4 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Layer 2: Whisper White Card stock 4" x 3"
This acrylic block watercoloring technique is pretty cool.
Birthday's call for something extra special. And a fun fold, like a quick and easy gate fold card, is a great place to start. I love the addition of a belly band, or belt on this card, too. The band slides off, and the card opens like a special present.
I'm really trying to build up my collection of masculine birthday cards and the Carried Away paper with the Lift Me Up bundle is the perfect combination. Stampin' Up! really thought of everything when they created this perfect combination.
*Cutting & Measurement:
Base: Night of Navy 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" , Scored at 2 3/8" on either side.
Panel Layers: Carried Away Designer Series Paper 5 3/8" x 2 1/8"
Band: Whisper White 9 1/2" x 1 1/4"
Inside Panel: Whisper White 5" x 3 3/4"
Putting it All Together
1. Adhere panels to the card base. I like to use Tombow Liquid Glue in case I need to make any last minute placement adjustments.
2. Stamp inside panel and adhere with Fast Fuse.
3. Burnish the score lines with your bone folder.
4. Wrap band around the card, using your bone folder to crease the edges. Adhere back tabs together with fast fuse.
5. Add hot air balloon, or other focal point onto the band using dimensionals.
*This special gate fold fits inside a standard A2 envelope.
Happy Friday! Every Friday, I post a sketch challenge for all members of my Stamping Bee Team. It's just one of the many fun benefits that come when you join my Stamping Bee Team! I thought I'd finish up ice cream week with a trio of 'sweets'.
You always see a demonstrator's finished project. What you don't see are all the mistakes and cards that don't turn out quite the way we planned. So, I wanted to show you these three and give you the background on how I arrived at my favorite. (Which one do you think it is?)
I started with this one. I wanted my Cool Treats ice cream cone to reflect the cones show in the lower layer of Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper. I stamped the background piece of Whisper White Card Stock with sprinkles and strawberries from the Cool Treats Stamp Set. The cone is actually a piece of Tasty Treats Paper, cut out with theFrozen Treats die, which also leaves a patterned impression. The scoops themselves are pretty cool. Check them out:
I used my aqua painter and brushed some water across a piece of Shimmery White Card Stock. Then, I stamped my ink colors (from bottom: Wild Wasabi, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, and Pool Party) on the damp paper and let it dry before cutting it out with the die. The Shimmery White Card Stock holds up well to water coloring, and stamping the ink gave it a softer, more muted blend. The shimmer is a bit difficult to see here, but it is lovely in the light.
Next, using the popsicle paper, I wanted a larger popsicle as my focal point. But it was too small for such a large piece of paper, so I added some background texture using the fun dots found in the Dragonfly Dream Stamp Set.
You can't see in the photo because of the light, but I outlined the "You're" and the shadow on the popsicle with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush for extra sparkle.
Finally, I used glossy strawberries and cherries paper and created a scrumptious strawberry ice cream cone. The darker shadows are again brushed with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
If you guessed this third card is my favorite, you're right! Even though they're all "sweet", this is the yummiest.
Would you like to play along with this week's Stamping Bee Sketch Challenge? Here are the measurements you need. Then, post a picture of your card in the comments below. I'm sure they'll all be just as "sweet" as can be. Happy Stammping!
Sketch Challenge Measurements:
Rain or Shine, it's always time for ice cream! These cool colors today remind me when all the Lad would eat was Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. With lots and lots of sprinkles!
Today's card is all about the 'sprinkles and cherries'. Or, in the paper crafting world, it's all about the embellishments.
Doesn't that look good enough to eat?
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Cutting and Measurement:
Base: Mint Macron 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Whisper White 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer 2: Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper 5" x 3 3/4", cut at 2 1/2" and one piece flipped, using both sides of the paper
Layers 3 & 4 are using the Layering Circles framelits
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