Fun day today! CAS(E) This Sketch is kicking off a new sketch challenge – and this is another sketch I created. A simple square in the center of the card with a sentiment along the bottom right. I had no idea what I’d create with this sketch, but I knew I’d reach for some great Designer Series Paper as an inspiration. Here’s my Adventure Awaits card for this week’s challenge:
How fun would this card be for a friend who’s imparting on a new life adventure?! Adventures could include college, new job, new family or … wait for it … a road trip. Here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card (this challenge goes live at 10AM EST):
- Classic Garage. While the Classic Garage suite of products appears to embody masculinity, remember that (1) many women also enjoy cars and like to work on them and (2) everyone loves to take a road trip…everyone. Cards of any type can be made with the colors and patterns in the Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, and the images/sentiments in the set can be used for more than just “the man in your life.” Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper:Here’s a look at the super-fun Geared Up Garage Bundle (even if you don’t love the tool box or oil can, the gears and dies and frames are incredible so I’m going to need you to get them):To see all of the products in the Classic Garage Suite, click on the image below:
- Add a Little Action. A square can feel so “solid” – no movement and no depth. When you add a popped-up card that’s shooting off the side of the square and coming in your direction, that background takes on new life. Here’s a closer look:While you could heat emboss this card with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black cardstock, you don’t HAVE to do that if you have the Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – this card is part of the pattern in one of the pages. I simply cropped it out with the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies. I also cropped the car out of Basic Black cardstock and glued the two together to give it the support it needed to be popped up without getting wrinkled.
- Color Combination. Cards that have a “masculine appeal” don’t have to be void of color. I see so many that are a mix of browns – while an all-brown card can be masculine (or even very beautiful), there’s no rule that men don’t like color. The background panel at the center of this card has some orange, red, blue and yellow. I chose to accent the yellow (Crushed Curry) by using it as the large panel in the background of the card. If you like this combination of Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry and Basic Black, please save this:
Stamp Sets: En Route Papers: Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Basic Black Inks: Basic Black Accessories: Garage Gears Thinlits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge. I’d LOVE to see what you make with my simple sketch! This challenge goes live at 10:00AM EST.
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