I’m headed to a baby shower today, so I needed to whip up a super-sweet card for the happy couple. Lucky for me, I’ve pulled inspiration from two sketch challenges to make the card. That’s right, I combined two sketch challenges. It’s easy to combine a sketch challenge with a color challenge, but the sketches for this week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge and Freshly Made Sketches challenge are so similar that I made one card that honors both. Yippee!
Here’s my card:
And here are the challenge banners for both challenges that inspired my card (one is essentially the flipped version of the other:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Funny Bunny. Everything about this super-cute bunny screams “happy”! The image is from Happy Easter Bunny, a single stamp offered in the Occasions Catalog. While I’m not a huge fan of the stamped image (in its entirety), I love the bunny cropped out from the rest of the image. I purchased the bunny to do just that, but many others beat me to the punch with really great projects – he’s dancing, he’s juggling – my bunny is jumping for joy because they’re having a boy. What a great way to extend the life of this image outside of Easter!
- Flip it Upside Down. There are rules around sketches – and one of the rules is “there aren’t many rules.” For the PPA sketch, I simply flipped it upside down to change the perspective a bit – the bunny is at the bottom of the card – which makes more sense because his exclamation is above him. It’s OK to change the perspective of a sketch – the drawing is there to inspire you. To further alter my creation from the exact sketches, I designed my top layer according to the layouts, rather than incorporating it over the entire card.
- Sweet Color Combination. I’ve really fallen in love with Lost Lagoon – I’ve used it a lot lately and have several more projects to share that feature this dusty blue. Pulling inspiration from Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper, I paired Lost Lagoon with Sahara Sand and Whisper White to complete my project. While Lost Lagoon might seem to rich for a baby card (it’s muted a bit in the paper), the Sahara Sand and Whisper White really help to soften it. If you like this color combination, too, please feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Happy Easter Bunny, A Dozen Thoughts Papers: Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper Inks: Jet Black StazOn, Lost Lagoon Accessories: White Stampin’ Chalk Maker, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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