It’s the 3rd Saturday of the month. So, we have a Sketch Challenge!
This sketch was pretty easy for me. However, I didn’t want to make flowers. I decided to use one of Karen Burniston’s older character dies 909 – Hoppy the Frog for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I’ve always loved this character die set because besides “Hoppy”, the set includes the Fly and the Water Lily dies.
The main elements for this card are these three products:
Besides “Hoppy” I also used an embossing folder by Darice and Elizabeth Craft Designs 1174 – Dotted Scallop Rectangles. So let’s make this card!
Step 1: Cut out the pcs. of the frog twice and assemble both frogs. Cut the water lily die 6 times for 3 water lilies out of white cardstock. Color the lilies with Copic Markers. Shape only the lily not the leaves of 3 of the lily pcs. Glue the shaped lily over the flat one offsetting slightly. Cut the pcs. for the fly 3 times for the fly out of white cardstock. (the white wing inner pc. will stay white but color the rest black. Be careful that you don’t loose those tiny white pcs. that you will need for the flies wings.
Step 2: Cut a rectangle 4 x 5.5″ and emboss it with the Darice folder using a blue or aqua cardstock. Using the largest die in the nested Dotted Scallop Rectangles set, cut with a darker shade of blue or aqua cardstock.
Step 3: Make a base card by scoring a pc. of 5.5 x 11″ white cardstock at 5.5″ along the long side. Fold over for a book fold and trim to 5.25 x 11″.
Step 4: Adhere the embossed mat to the darker scalloped mat. Adhere the this to the front of the base, tilted as shown.
Step 5: Add the frogs, colored and assembled lilies, and flies as shown.
Step 6: Create the sentiment on your computer and cut it out with a the smallest die in this set:
Add this sentiment pc. as shown and that’s it! Just 6 easy steps. I hope you’ll join us this week in the sketch challenge. We can’t wait to see your version of this sketch. The inside is just the simple “miss you” die from Die -Versions:
Here’s another look at the card and the inside:
Thanks so very much for taking a look and I hope you’ll come back next week for more inspiration!
Other Products Used:
PH Neutral PVA Glue
Elizabeth Craft Designs: White Soft Finish Cardstock 8.5 x 11
Sizzix Big Shot Plus