C4C – 444 Sketch Week

 

 

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:

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  Besides “Hoppy” I also used an embossing folder by Darice and Elizabeth Craft Designs 1174 – Dotted Scallop Rectangles.  So let’s make this card!

The Steps:

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:

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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:

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Here’s another look at the card and the inside:

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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

 

C4C – Be Inspired by Windows

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This week’s challenge was a fun card to make.  This week was also a week that one of my customers at the beauty salon was moving to a memory care facility.  I’ve been doing her hair for probably 8 – 10 yrs.   She’s in her 90’s now and one of the sweetest blessings in my life.  .  I decided to make this card for her when I go visit at her new home.

The Steps:

I love the “Window Die Set” from Gina Marie Designs:

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Cut the pcs. in this die set the is the 4 pane widow, shutters, window topper and window planter from white cardstock.

Step 2:  Using this cute stamp from Art Impressions, stamp and color as you like.  I used Copic Markers:

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Step 3:  Using this set from Elizabeth Craft Designs: 1196 – Garden Edges Rose Hedge

 Cut enough of the roses and leaves to make 3 rose bushes.  I cut the “rose spiral” pcs. from pink cardstock and the leaves from green cardstock.

Step 4:  Make a base card by scoring an 8.5 x 11″ pc. of pink cardstock at 5.5″  fold over for a book fold card.  Trim to 4.5 x 5.75″.

Step 5:  Cut a white pc. of cardstock into a rectangle that measures 4.25 x 5.5″.  I then put this rectangle into this embossing fold by Darice:

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Adhere this to the base card centering it with an 1/8″ margin on all sides.

Step 6:  Cut the colored AI stamped and colored to measure 2 3/8 x 3 1/4″.

Step 7:  Assemble the window.  Cut a transparency film that also measure 2 3/8 x 3 1/4″.  Glue the transparency film to the underside of the window.  Add the 3 rose bushes as shown.  Put foam adhesive dots on the underside of the window around the window frame. Now adhere the window to the AI stamped and trimmed pc.

Step 8:  Add the sentiments “Miss You” and “XOXO”  as shown.  (See other products used)  The ivy, bird and tiny lady bug are optional but are also in other products.

That’s it!

Thank you so very much for taking a look.  I hope you will take the challenge and show us your window masterpiece!

Other Products Used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs: Tiny Ivy from 1036 – CountryScapes Mini Botanicals Clematis, Ivy. The tiny bird from 1014 – CountryScapesv – Woods 2. The tiny lady bug from 1011 – Garden Notes – Bugs & Butterflies  XOXO 1269 – Love Sentiments

Die-Versions – Miss You

Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue

Sizzix Big Shot Plus

 

 

C4C 415 A clean and simple Holiday Card

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This week’s challenge over at Crazy4Challenges was to pick any one of the sketches above from the yr. 2017 for your card layout.  It could be any theme or colors.  I chose C4C369.  Do you see the mistake I made?  In my haste to get this done on time I glued the silver flourishes down going the wrong way for the sketch!  OH NO!  Well, we all make mistakes.  Once I was able to start breathing again, I decided I was just going to go with it.  Even though they would have looked so much better the right way.

I’m confessing this to you because we are our toughest critic.  The person who receives this card will never even see that there’s that mistake.

So let’s make this cute Christmas Tree .

The Steps:

Step 1:  This one is so fun because it combines two die sets not intended for each other.  With the below die set, use just the pine bough pc. and cut a bunch of these.  I just kept repositioning the die over two layers of white cardstock until I had cut out that die 12 times netting me 24 of these.

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Brush, on all 24 of these, with clear Wink of Stella.

Step 2:  With the below die set 755 – 5 Part Pine cut all 5 pcs. of this tree from white cardstock:

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Step 3:  Now start gluing the “pine boughs” over the 5 tree layers but only glue the top of the pine boughs down.  That’s what makes the tree more 3D:

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Once you have all 5 tree layers covered the way you want it, then glue the 5 tree layers as shown above.

Step 4:  Cut the two flourish pieces from this die set using silver mirror cardstock.

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Step 5:  Using the largest die from this set, cut a square from white cardstock:

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Then using the below embossing folder, emboss this white mat:

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Step 6:  Using the third to the largest die in the below die set cut a rectangle out of red cardstock:

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Emboss this red rectangle with this folder below:

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The below are the main elements for this card.  The little silver star is one I had in my stash:

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Step 7:  Make the base card from heavy white cardstock that measures 11″ x .5″ and score on the long side at 5.5″.  Fold and trim to a 5.5″ square.  If you’re going to stamp a sentiment on the inside of the card then this is when you should do it.

Step 8:  Adhere the White mat to the base card leaving a 1/8″ on all sides.  Adhere the Red mat onto the white mat as shown.  Then adhere the completed tree.  The flourishes next and I added a Red/silver Glitter Dot from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

That’s it!  Pretty easy and I could also see this tree technique in green or a combo of white and green.

Thanks so much for taking a look!