Sunday, May 11, 2014

Card A Day Blog Post: Use A Sketch

Hi everyone, this week's theme for the Card A Day Blog, is to use a sketch. I decided to get my sketch from Mojo Monday.

Here is the card I made using the sketch. I decided to make it a thank you card for my grandson's end of the year thank you gift to his teacher.

To make my card, I started off with a 5.5" x 4.25" white card base, for my main background paper, I used light blue card stock, embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, then adhered it to the front of the card base.

For my bottom panel, I used Recollections Blue Quilt design paper, cut to 3" x 3", then matted it with a medium green card stock paper that would go well with the other patterns that I chose. I added that slightly to the left of my card front, according to the sketch. Next, for my second panel, I used Recollections Multicolored Dots design paper, cut to 4.5" x 2", and matted it with the same green cardstock that I used for my bottom layer, then adhered that piece, according to the sketch. For the strip on the left side of my first two layers, I used the same green cardstock, cut to .5" x 2.50", embossed it with the Swiss Dots embossing folder, and placed that piece according to the sketch.

For my sentiment piece, I cut out an oval using my Cuttlebug, and the Spellbinders oval die that would fit my sentiment best, in green card stock, then cut out another oval out of the next largest oval die, in the same light blue I used for the background paper. I stamped my sentiment on the green oval, inked the edges of both pieces, using ink that best matched each piece, then layered them on top of each other, using dimensional tape, then adhered this piece to my card, according to the sketch. I wanted to add a little accent to the sentiment piece, so I looked through my stash of Dazzles, and found a set that had a diamond patterned border that seemed to fit perfect.

I hope you like my card creation, and I hope you have the time to leave me a comment. Be sure to stop by the Card A Day Blog, every day, to see what our talented designers have made to share with us. Also, if challenges are your thing, you might want to check out our monthly challenge, for a chance to win a great prize!


Tina Campbell said...

Love your rendition of the sketch and surprised how well the blue and green go together. Sweet card :)

ciloma said...

Nice. The color choice is striking - I like it and will "borrow" in the future for one of my cards.