For the last couple of months my team has started posting weekly card sketch challenges. At the beginning of the week the sketch is posted in our group and anyone who wants to join can. I love card sketch challenges, especially when I’m not sure what I want to create and this week’s sketch sparked an idea almost immediately so I decided to join in.
I’ve been having a lot of fun crafting with the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper and so when I saw this week’s card sketch that’s what popped into my head and kicked off my design.
From there I went with Basic Black as my card base and Crumb Cake as the card mat. I also added a piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card base and stamped a few leaves from the Free as a Bird cling stamp set using one of the new In Colours, Just Jade, to carry over the leaves from the front of the card.
On top of the Forever Greenery DSP I stamped another set of the leaves onto a small piece of Whisper White, stamping off a couple of times first before I stamped onto the Whisper White. I wanted the leaves to be a kind of background and to make sure that the phrase on top would stand out. The phrase also comes from the Free as a Bird cling stamp set and I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp on top of the leaves.
Then I cut out the phrase with the Stitched Nested Labels dies and popped this up using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I also added a few pieces from the In Good Taste Elements behind the phrase. Using the Fine-tip Glue Pen made this really easy!
I debated as I was crafting about adding some Linen Thread instead of the wooden elements, but I really liked how they complimented the leaves from the Forever Greenery DSP. So in the end this is what the finished card looks like…
I really like how this card sketch turned out. We’ll see what my team thinks when I post it later on today.
I’ve also participated in sketch challenges with the Paper Craft Crew. Here are a couple of those cards…
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