It’s sketch week again, which is always the third Saturday of the month. Here’s the link to the challenge blog: Crazy4Challenges You’ll also find the Linky if you would like to take the challenge. So here’s how I made my sketch challenge card, sagging “sucker brads” and all.
Step 1: I didn’t have any dies that would cut that wavy scallop edge in the sketch. But I remembered a bucket of craft scissors he found in a dumpster behind where he works and was taking out the trash from his bus. Yep, in that cute bucket was a pair of scissors that cuts a scallop edge! I just hand cut the lower half from designer paper that reminded me of the colors of lollipops. I started with a strip of this paper that measures 6.75″ x 3″ and just sort of eyeballed what would be about 1/3 of this 5 x 7″ card.
Step 2: I generated the sentiment on my computer and printed it out on white card stock. I used the smallest die in Elizabeth Craft Designs :1113 – Stitched Circles.
Step 3: I cut a lollipop from Elizabeth Craft Designs: 1180 – Lollypop. I used the same hot pink for the silhouette pc. that I chose for the background card stock. Cut the spiral from white.
Step 4: Score a pc. of 8.5 x 11″ card stock at 5.5″. Fold over and trim to 5 x 7.
Step 5: Cut a background that measures 4.75 x 6.75″ and adhere to the front of the base. Adhere the sentiment oval as shown. Then the lollipop. For the stripe and bow on top I just cut a 1/4″ x 6.75″ pc. of white card stock and used the same bow that comes in the “Lollipop” die set.
Step 6: The four lollipops representing the x’s in the sketch are brads from The Eyelet Outlet. They are sagging and not lined up because I cut the “brad” part off of them and adhered them with Beacon’s glue. However. I put the finished card on a card holder and went to bed. When I got up the next day, the last 2 had slid a bit! LOL I decided to share it anyway because we all have those unfortunate mishaps. Here’s one more look and thanks for stopping by:
Other Products used:
Michael’s Craft Store: Card Stock and Designer Paper
Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue
Sizzix Big Shot Plus