Happy Saturday! I’ve really been enjoying the sketch challenges at Freshly Made Sketches for the past several months. The team really offers great sketches that inspire beautiful cards. This week is no different. Here’s my card:
And here’s Linda Suarez’ sketch that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- A Delicate Doily Snowflake. My card started with this Delicate Doily stamp (embossed here in White Texture Impressions Embossing Powder). The three elements in the bottom, right corner are the center of the same doily, punched with the scallop punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. They are a perfect reference back to the large doily.
- Color Scheme. While I originally set out to make a black and white card, the layout really called for more color. I tried to add in a variety of additional colors, but they were either too bold or to “bleh”. I decided on a couple of layers of the soft and pale Pool Party and am happy for it. It allows the black to be bold.
- Changing the Sketch. Sketches provide an inspiration for a card. As a general rule, you can flip the sketches sideways or turn them upside down. You can even change the elements of a card as long as the inspiration is there. While this sketch showcases a snowflake, the guidance provided by the challenge blog suggests that any shape will do. In this sketch, Linda has designed a vertical band down the left side of the card. While the shape is there, I turned the band into a banner. You can still see the sketch in my card, right?
Stamp Sets: Delicate Doilies, Remembering Christmas Papers: Basic Black, Pool Party, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (Pool Party) Inks: Basic Black Accessories: Festive Flurries Framelits, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, Circles Collection Framlelits, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (Basic Black)
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