My Stampers With Art group had some fun with a sketch challenge recently. Have you seen those card (and page) sketches out there? They are just too fun. You get a visual idea of what your creation should become, but you then use the products you have on hand to make it come alive. Here is the sketch challenge we used: Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #264.
And here are some of the cards we came up with. I hope these ideas provide some creative inspiration for you! Those that made each card are mentioned in the watermarks of the photos. A big thank you to all of the creators! The one I made is at the bottom along with my measurements, tips and supply list.
Here is the one I made with the By the Dock Bundle (stamps and dies). As some of you know, my parents live on a lake in Northern Minnesota, so I HAD to get this bundle. I love it, but I hadn’t created much with it until now. So you can imagine how happy I was when I discovered that the stamps and dies are carrying over into the new catalog. (If you are considering getting these, you should order them now though while they are being offered at a bundle so you can save 10%. The bundle offer is not carrying over.)
If you would like to recreate this card, here are some details below.
Products I used… See below for a complete list of products linked to where you can find them in my online store.
- Basic Black Cardstock
- 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored parallel to the short edge at 5-1/2″
- Seaside Spray Cardstock
- 4-1/4″ x 4″
- 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
- Basic Gray Cardstock
- 4-1/4″ x 3″
- Smoky Slate Cardstock
- Scrap for stamping and die-cutting boat
- Vellum Cardstock
- 2″ x 3″
- Scrap for punching 2″ diameter circle
- Silver Foil Sheets
- Scrap for die-cutting two 2-1/4″ long oars
- Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon
- Measure one inch up on the right side of the 4-1/4″ wide Seaside Spray piece and the 4-1/4″ wide Basic Gray piece. Cut diagonally from that point to the bottom left corner. Emboss the Basic Gray, then cut a one inch strip from the top.
- Attach the Basic Gray embossed strip to the ribbon, attach this to the Seaside Spray piece about 3/4″ from the top. Wrap the ribbon ends to the back of the Seaside Spray piece. Then add the vellum banner and the Basic Gray angled piece before attaching the front of the Basic Black card base.
- Position the stamped vellum circle where it will be. Then attach the rhinestones and the bottom oar to the vellum. Remove from the card, then add Glue Dots to the back where they will be hidden behind the rhinestone and oar.
I hope this sketch challenge inspired you to try a layout of your own.
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