February 10, 2013

Papertrey Ink's 6th Anniversary: Sketch Challenge

Dear Reader,

I am back with a couple of cards I created using the card sketches over on Nichole Heady's blog for Papertrey Ink.  You can find the sketches HERE.  I decided to try my hand at Sketch No. 2 and Sketch No. 3. 


 

For Sketch No. 2 I was immediately reminded of the free printable by Heather Nichols that I had not yet had an opportunity to use.  I also happened to have a piece of vellum I had cut earlier in the day using the doubled-ended banner die from vellum and from there this card practically made itself!  I embossed birthday from Botanical Silhouettes with white embossing powder and then I inked the vellum with spring rain and aqua mist inks to get it the light happy blue that mimicked the blue I was covering up on the printable.  I folded the banner for more dimension and that made it easier to attach to the printable without seeing the adhesive.  The printable is adhered using dimensional adhesive to a kraft panel that I notched with 3/4" circle punch on each side.  I tied some hemp twine around the notches and adhered the kraft panel to a white card base with dimensional adhesive.


 
 
For Sketch No. 3 I decided to use the XOXO border die to create the v pattern.  I cut the XOXO four times from dark chocolate, pure poppy, raspberry fizz and hibiscus burst card stock.  I love that one of the remnants from the die are several dots.  I used one of each color dot on the bend of the v which I adhered with dimensional adhesive.  I then added a little bling onto each dot.  For the last touch to the card I stamped the sentiment in raspberry fizz ink from Heart Prints.

And there you have it.  I hope you had a delightful weekend and that your Monday is a brilliant beginning to your week.

Thank you so much for visiting!

Happy creating,
Shay.

Supplies:
Stamps: Botanical Silhouettes (limited edition) and Heart Prints, Papertrey Ink
Ink: VersaMark, Tsukineko; spring rain, aqua mist and raspberry fizz, Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: white, Georgia Pacific; white (printable), Neenah Paper; kraft, dark chocolate, pure poppy, raspberry fizz and hibiscus burst, Papertrey Ink
Paper: vellum
Other: opaque white embossing powder, JudiKins; double-ended banners die, Papertrey Ink; 3/4" circle punch, Stampin' Up!; hemp twine; dimensional adhesive; XOXO border die, Papertrey Ink; clear jewels

3 comments :

Amber said...

Super cute, love the first one and you did a fabulous job with the sketches!

Michelle said...

both cards are wonderful! excellent job with the sketches!

Leigh said...

Oh, I love what you did with the sketches and that one free printable, Shay! They're both terrific!

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