I decided to really push myself and do a sketch challenge. I really stink at sketches. I don't know why, but they just baffle me. I decided to go ahead and try this sketch challenge over at There She Goes.
Here's what the sketch looks like:
I'm pretty happy with my card. I started off with a standard A2 sized card base in Kraft colored cardstock.
For the strip on the left I used some Die Cuts With a View paper from their Sweet Stack and punched it with the Stampin' Up Scallop Border Punch.
For the triangle on the right I used some Stampin' Up patterned paper.
For the center I used a Hot Pink layer that is 2 and 1/2 by 3 and 1/2 inches. It's up on pop dots.
The vanilla layer on top of that is 2 and 1/2 by 1 and 1/4. It's up on another layer of pop dots for even more dimension.
The stamp set I used is called Loads of Fun and it's from There She Goes. I stamped the laundry basket in some Memento ink and colored it in using my Stampin' Up markers and an Aqua Painter. I didn't want the colors to be too dark or harsh, so watercoloring was a great way to accomplish softer colors while still being able to have more variety than just using pastel shades.
I used a couple really cool and sparkly Sakura gel pens on this card. I used the Pink Star color around the vanilla layer and the Copper Star all around the edges of the card, the border, and the traingle shape. It's subtle against the Kraft color, but very pretty - it does show up far better in person than on camera. I really must consider some other lighting to get better photos of my cards.
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