Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Spot Challenge #111 - Sketch Challenge with a Square Card

Hi There.  Hope you are doing well!  It's Tuesday so that means another challenge over at The Spot!  This week's sketch is a fun one to check out!

There is always a battle as to how literal I will take a sketch challenge.  This time I was not very literal!  I wanted to use some of the retiring DSP and to make a square card that is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" and to add a circle didn't leave a lot of room for the beautiful DSP to show so I did it my way!  lol

I started off with an 4 1/4 x 8 1/2" piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock and scored the 8 1/2" side at 4 1/4" for a square top folding card base. I added a 4 x 4" piece of the gorgeous Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  I love this paper but then again.. I love birds!  I used the back side of the same piece of Bird Ballad DSP and adhered it to a scrap strip of Smoky Slate to add my vertical strip as per the sketch.  I stamped my flower from the Floral Essence bundle onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock with Terracotta Tile Ink.   I added the flower center in with Daffodil Delight ink.  The leaves were stamped with Old Olive and cut out the soon to be retired Leaf Punch.  Can I just add that if you have this stamp set.. get that leaf punch.  I hate that it is retiring when this stamp set is carrying over to the next annual catalog.  I would NEVER fussy cut something that I can punch.  Would you?  I did fussy cut this flower image but I was not happy about it.. lol
I embossed a scrap of Whisper White cardstock with the Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder and cut it out with a Circle Die from the Layering Circles Dies.  I added it over the strip with Multipurpose Adhesive and then added the fussy cut flower and punched leaves with mini dimensionals.  The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped in Terracotta Tile onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and cut out with my paper snips leaving just a little white around the edge.  The strip was adhered with Multipurpose Adhesive as well.  I used the dark Cajun Craze marker to color in three Glitter Enamel Dots and added those to my card front to finish it off.  The Cajun Craze is a very good match for the Terracotta Tile.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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