Hello! And welcome to July's Kre8tors Blog Hop! If you're not starting here, you've likely hopped over from the creative Jacqui Lawrence.
This months' theme is a card sketch challenge. I love card sketches! When I am lost in the creative cloud and don't know where to begin, I turn to a sketch. I jump on Pinterest or pull out an old card (anything would work) and follow that format. My project may go in a totally different direction - and usually does (I encourage that when I post card-sketch challenges for my team in our Facebook group). Today, however, I'm sticking close to this sketch (or at least... as close as possible).
There was very little stamping, a little more fussy cutting, some die-cutting, and some ribbon-winding. But it came together fairly easily. It's always easy when you have a sketch to follow and more or less of a picture in your mind.
And THIS is what all of that morphed into!
As you can see, I did take some liberties with this sketch. I changed elements C and D and turned them into "ribbon" elements. Also, we were told we could change the shape of element E... so I did. I also added the thin layer of white behind the giraffe designer series paper - because it felt like it needed something to tie in the white frame and sentiment.
And by the way... the background behind the sloth? That's vellum cardstock covering a piece from the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper. It gave the sloth and his little reptilian friend the perfect backdrop! The complete list of supplies is (as always) at the bottom of this post (after the blog hop roll call). Oh, and if you didn't already know... some of the designer series paper is Buy 3, Get 1 Free! BUT if you order 6 from me using the host code below, you get 3 FREE! This is an offer only through me - and only until July 21 (complete details with host code below).
Thank you for stopping by to see how this month's challenge has inspired me. Now hop on over to Laura Mackie and see what she's created from the sketch! If you get lost along the way, or missed someone's blog, our roll call is below the "next" button.
Stampin' Up! may be giving you 1 package free for every three, but if you order 6 packages of Designer Series Paper, I will give you a bonus pack FREE!! Here's how it works:
- Order using host code XKHSZSFA by July 21
- Other items may be added to your order, but all 8 packages of Designer Series Paper must be on the same order (6 plus 2 free) and be from the list above
- After placing your order, email me your order confirmation (be sure your name and shipping address are shown)
- Bonus free package of Designer Series Paper will be shipped to you on or before August 1
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Want to create my card at home? Here's what you'll need...