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…Read More
This weeks Sketch Challenge is an easy and fun one. There’s so many images, dies, stamps and even shakers that would be cute in those circles! Since I’m working on Christmas cards, I chose ornaments!
Step 1: Make the 3 ornaments. I used Peel Off Stickers from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Peel the outlines of the same ornament in all 3 colors and adhere to white cardstock. Then fill in the décor areas with pieces of all 3 colors anyway you like. Now fussy cut out each finished ornament. You can even color these stickers with Copics.
Step 2: Cut a rectangle from black cardstock that measures 4″ x 6″. Using the below embossing folder by Elizabeth Craft Designs called “Sprigs” emboss this rectangle:
Using PanPastel’s 920.5 Silver, apply to the raised pine “Sprigs”. Very lightly, spray these two pcs. with hair spray. Cut this pc. in half creating two rectangles that measure 2.5″ x 5″.
Step 3: Cut a rectangle from white cardstock that measures 2.5″ x 5.5″. Emboss this rectangle using this folder from Sizzix:
The below picture shows the elements of the card:
Step 4: Create the base card by scoring an 8.5″ x 11″ pc. of red cardstock at 5.5″ on the long side. Trim card to 5.5″ x 7″.
Step 5: Assemble the card. Adhere the two embossed black pcs. to the front as shown. Using Silver mat lines peel off stickers from Elizabeth Craft Designs, outline the two black sprig pcs. Apply a Peel Off Glitter Dot from Elizabeth Craft Designs in Black glitter/silver to the corners to cover the seams
.Adhere the white embossed pc. over the two black ones as shown. Outline this pc. this piece with silver/black glitter Peel Off lines. (I actually used the negative strips of silver that sort of looks like a “postage stamp edge”. See above pic.)
Using Dimensional Foam Dots, adhere the Ornaments as shown. Make 3 black/white polka dot organza ribbon bows and hot glue on top of the ornaments.
Thank you so much for taking a look. I love to read your comments and hope that you’ll try this project. We would love it if you take the challenge! We want to see how you interpret this sketch!
Other Products Used:
Michaels Craft Store: Red, white and black cardstock, dimensional foam dots, ribbon
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Clear Double sided adhesive 10mm
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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‘ This weeks challenge over at Crazy4Challenges was to use the ocean or the beach as our inspiration. A while back I found a card that I loved and wanted to make one like it. Here is Beverly Polen’s card: So this was the perfect time to give this a try. I already had very…Read More
Well, coffee and anything chocolate always does the trick for me! Joset Designs for Elizabeth Craft Designs makes the cutest die sets. I have collected them for a while now. I used four of her sets for this card: I always start most projects by cutting out a lot of stuff: The base card measures 5.5″…Read More
A card for Jeanine Over at Crazy 4 Challenges this week our theme is “Monochromatic” like shades of blue, green or in my case, shades of purple. You can accent with white or black. This card was made for the other hairdresser in the salon we work at, Jeanine! Last week, my premier week as…Read More
I was so inspired by one of Susan Tierney Cockburn’s own creations that I went right over to Elizabeth Craft Designs and bought all the stencils, (ones I didn’t have) that were on sale. Which was a fab surprise! The picture below is Susan’s card. Yes, I know mine is pitiful next to hers! But,…Read More
So the above is the sketch for this week’s challenge. I had just colored up this adorable digital stamp from Dr. Digi called “Snow Fun”. So I decided to cut out the image using a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs “1116 – Stitched Circles”. I added a border around the circle’s edge stopping at the “stitching”…Read More
This week I wanted to use some die sets I bought back in November at the Scrapbook Expo and hadn’t used yet! I know you’re thinking “For the love of God girl, it’s almost the 4th of July!” Well, I’ve been busy with holiday, birthday and specific commissioned cards. I must say, I’ve really developed…Read More
I’m branching out and trying to enter more challenges this year. I have found that they are a great way to challenge yourself. I work as a hairdresser for an upscale retirement community and have spent the last couple of weeks making birthday cards for the residents to give to one of their neighbors for their birthday. I have collected a lot of Art Impression stamps especially in the groups they call “Golden Oldies” and “Girlfriends“. This particular stamp is one I have had for many years. I think it was the first one I bought. It’s called “Fred and Millie Q1244“. I just love this sweet scene of these two sitting on a bench. We have a bench just like this one where I work and have often seen one or two of our residents sitting on it. We’re in California, in the Bay Area, and we don’t see snow but it does get chilly.
This is how I made the card
Of course, I first stamped the image and then colored it with Copic Markers. Since the couple are on a bench I knew I wanted the card to look as if the view was looking at them through a window. The base of the card measures 5.5″ x 7″ and is white cardstock. I made a double frame by using three Spellbinders Nested rectangles from their set called “Card Creater“. It has eight dies in the set. I use this set a lot. I simply nested a smaller die inside of a larger die so that it created a frame when it was cut. Then I repeated the same process for another frame. I glued the smaller frame to the larger one so that it sort of looked like window molding. I felt that my scene needed a winter tree so I used the “All Seasons Tree” by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs and didn’t add any leaves or flowers dies that come with this die set but I did use the die as a stencil to make the black lines on the tree.
I used a gray cardstock to cut the tree. I then positioned the tree inside the double frame where I liked it in my little scene and cut off some branches to fit. Once I had my scene completed I felt it needed drapes to look more like a window instead of just a matted picture. Luckily, I found a brown cardstock and a printed designer paper that worked together in my stash. I cut a piece of the dotted designer paper 5″ x 12″ and then just scored it in quarter inch increments all across the 12″ piece of cut paper. When you score the paper you need to flip the paper over at every other score so that you are able to pleat it easily. I then cut two pieces of pleated paper the size I needed for my curtains. My finished 2 pleated panels measure 5″ x 1″each. The sentiment tag was made by first in Word on my computer and then cut with the smallest rectangle die in the same Spellbinder set. Thanks for taking a look.
- Materials List
- White cardstock
- Brown cardstock – Recollections Spice Market
- Brown dotted designer paper – DCWV The Timeless Texure Stack
- Spellbinders Cardmaker dies
- All Seasons Tree – Elizabeth Craft Designs
- Copic Markers: B21, 23, 24 BG10,11,13,72 E00,30,71,74 RV10,25 Y8,13,15 N0
- Art Impressions wood mounted stamp Fred and Millie