Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Spot Challenge #101 - Card Sketch!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope your week got off to a fabulous start!  I had a super nice relaxing weekend of crafting!  I can tell you why I love sketch challenges... because they really do challenge me!  This week's sketch at The Spot really had me stumped for a while.  I made 4 cards and I'm sure any of them would have worked but it took me a while to have one that I was really happy with.  I'm pretty sure I'll be posted some of the other cards later this week because they all turned out beautiful.  Sketches really do jump start your creativity!  Here's this week's sketch ... what do you think?

I decided that I wanted to work with Timeless Tropical again and I did use it the dies and Coastal Weave Embossing folder along with a few other things.. lol

Here's what I came up with...

I really love the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder and thought that I could use three 1-1/2" x 4 1/4" strips for the stripes in the background.  I originally cut three strips from the Crumb Cake Cardstock but I felt like I needed a bit more contrast on the Crumb Cake card base so I added two strips of Soft Suede on the ends and then used the coordinating inks sponged on the sides to add some interest.  I really wanted it to feel really natural.  I used the round wreath die from the Painted Labels dies from Soft Suede Cardstock and then used a circle die to cut out some of the center.  I used the In The Tropics Dies to cut the flowers out of a scrap of Grapefruit Grove Cardstock and the leaves out of Old Olive Cardstock.  I then fought off the tendacy to run straight back to the Label Me Bold Stamp Set for my sentiment... I have been crazy in love with that set lately.  Since I was looking for something small I went with the Special Someone Stamp Set.. A Very Special Day for the outside stamped in Soft Suede onto my very last scrap of Gratefruit Grove!  

For the inside...

I used the coordinating sentiments from The Special Someone Stamp Set for the inside.  Both the For a Very Special Someone and Happy Birthday were stamped in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I added a few more of the flowers I had cut out in Grapefruit Grove and one little Old Olive Leaf.  I even added the three little flower centers that pop out to add just a touch more interest.

I hope you love my card as much as I do!  Thanks so much for stopping by and checking it out!  If you are interested in any of the products, they will be listed below.   Blessings,  Tina

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