C4C394 Sketch Challenge

Bee-utiful day

My C4C394 Entry

I do love a challenge.  Sketch challenges are fun because you already know what the layout is.  All you need to do is choose what elements you will use that fit the layout sketch.  Most challenges make liberal allowances for interpretation of the sketch.  Go over to the “Crazy4Challenges” challenge blog and you’ll see what all the designers on their team did with this sketch.

I just adore making flowers with the Susan’s Garden die sets for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  For this card I used #999 – Garden Notes – Sunflower.

Step 1:

I cut two of all the pieces for each Sunflower except the big petal piece.

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The above shows some of the pieces with some PanPastel Orange added to the center of the big flower base piece and on the end of each of the petal pieces.  I colored the end that will be glued around the center of the big flower.  Using Susan’s Tool Kit I shaped all the flower pieces and veined the leaf and stem pieces.

Step 2:  I used the “1271 – Rustic Ladder” by Joset for Elizabeth Craft Designs and scrap  designer cardstock.

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The gold piece measures 5.25 x 6.75″.  The wood pc. is 2.5 x 6″.  The green mat under the wood pc. is 2.75 x 6.25″.  The ladder was cut twice from scrap brown cardstock and glued together to give it more depth.  Next adhere the wood rectangle to the green mat and then glue on top as shown. Important:  do not adhere this stack to the gold piece yet!

Step 3.  Start assembling the sunflowers and leaves gluing the pieces directly onto the stack you just made.  One of the benefits of Susan’s flower dies is that you assemble them directly onto your project.

Step 4: I used Elizabeth Craft Designs 710 – Bees to make two bees and glued them as shown so that the sentiments I used on the fish tail banners made sense.

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Step 5:  The sentiments were first stamped on white cardstock using the below two stamp sets:

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I then cut them out with this die set:

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Next I used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in brown on the edges.  I colored the stamped bee with a yellow pencil.

Step 6:  The last step is to assemble the card.  Cut a base card by scoring a piece of 8.5 x 11″ white cardstock and scoring at 5.5″ on the long side.  Fold the card and trim to 5.5 x 7″.  Adhere the gold mat to the front of the card.  Adhere the “flower stack” piece to the front as shown.  Adhere the fishtail banners as shown.  That’s It!

Thanks so much for taking a look.

Other products used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs: 10mm Clear Double Sided Tape.  White Soft finish Cardstock 8.5 x 11″

Sizzix Big Shot Plus

Staedtler:  Colored Pencils