This weeks Sketch
My First Challenge Card
My Second Challenge Card
Good Monday Morning Ladies,
Welcome to this weeks Monday Sketch Challenge, I once again kept it fairly simple, to make it achievable for everyone, whether you use dies or not.
Basically use the layout of the card as your basic template, then as you can see from my two cards, the rest is up to you, just make sure you have a strip of some sort going across the top half of the card and an oval or square, or shape of your choice in the bottom corner, embellish to your hearts content!
The first card I made used the Daisy Lattice Embossing Folder from Carts Too to emboss my background, I placed a piece of Creative Expressions Iris card stock on my base card, i then cut a piece of double sided adhesdive about two inches wide and placed it on my Iris card where i wanted my 'channel to be', i then peeled off the front abs covered with Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow, I then cut my background into two and trimmed about two inches off, placed plenty of double sided foam on to the back of my card and placed it onto the iris card making sure I lined the edges of the card alongside my Channel, (the foam tape makes the channel recessed), to decorate the edges of my channel I cut two CE Corvus Gemini outline pieces out of iris card, then cut the whole die out of White card, giving me a gorgeous lacey die cut, I glued this over the iris outline piece and then stuck them along the edges of my card along the channel. I love the decorative edge it makes. I used the Shaded Lilac Distress Marker to colour my pearls to match my card and placed them along the Gemini die cut. I then cut a Spellbinders Small Oval die in white and its matching scallop die in Iris, then added my sentiment!
The second card, I used Navy card embossed with Sue Wilson Basket Weave Folder, I matted it onto a white 8x8 card base, I the added a wide strip of white card that had been die cut with a Spellbinders Edge die, I then added a navy mat and then finished with a Red/navy check pattern from my stash, I repeated these layers in the flag tailed banner dies, then added a Creative Expressions classic bow die cut in navy and then red check, I then die cut the Spellbinders Happy Birthday Die cut in Navy,
I finished with a matted square in the bottom corner with the age of recipient, then added a few Silver Card Candi to the corners!
A totally different look from the first card, I hope they inspire you to create your own!
I hope you all stay dry and safe from the forecast gales,
Love and hugs