Good morning! After my struggle to create a card based on a sketch for the most recent Lawnscaping Challenge I decided it was time to face my fear head-on! I had some free time to get crafty so I searched around for a sketch challenge and chose the MFT Sketch Challenge. Many of my crafty friends enter the weekly MFT challenges and I thought it would be fun to give it a try!I made three cards for the sketch challenge (one that also fits the criteria for the current color challenge. You can almost see my brain exploding during this process (ha!). My first card allows my OCD personality full rein and is almost a literal interpretation of the challenge. My second card pushes the boundaries a little more…and my third card: well I’m hoping you’ll be able to see the sketch somehow… 😉
I bought the Geek is Chic set from Ruby’s destash last summer and this is the first time I’ve used it! I really love the sentiments in the set but couldn’t think of a reason to use them until now. My husband is a big comic book fan and of all the superheroes, Superman is his favorite! He’s in the last few stressful weeks of the school year and I thought this would be a fun note to sneak into his office! I stamped the sentiment with Versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I adhered a strip of gold foil tape to the card. I layered red washi and blue washi tape over the gold foil since Superman’s predominant color scheme is red, yellow, and blue! Finally I die-cut a pair of glasses from the coordinating die set with black cardstock, embossed it with ultra high embossing powder, added acetate behind each lens to make the glasses look more realistic, and adhered them over the tape embellishment! CAS enough for a masculine card but I still found a way to add a little sparkle with the foil tape! 😉
My second card is a more graphic interpretation of the sketch and it also uses the colors from their current Color Challenge!
I started by adhering a piece of stick-it adhesive to a piece of white cardstock. Then I die-cut it using the Abstract coverplate die and reserved the cut outs. Next I turned the die over and peeled off the adhesive backing and then adhered acetate over four of the triangles. I used thin slivers of foam mounting tape to outline the entire die and then filled the four triangles with each color from the color challenge. There are a combination of beads and sequins from The Ton in each triangle.
I sealed the shaker and flipped it over. Then I peeled adhesive backing off of the leftover triangles and fit them back inside the die-cut. Finally I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Daffodil cardstock, die-cut it with a stitched fishtail die, and adhered it over the shaker line. I think the color palette works nicely for a non gender-specific baby card! And you can still see the sketch inspiration, right?
Ha ha..hopefully you can still see it now!
Okay, so I know this is a fairly loose interpretation of the sketch challenge but I hope it makes sense! I created the lines of the sketch with the watercolored sky and the grass borders and kept the sentiment mostly above the lines on the right side of the card.
I love the new dog and cat stamp sets from their last release and they work really well with the previous dog and cat sets. I started by stamping the dog and cat in copic-friendly ink, colored them with copic markers, and die-cut them with my ScanNCut. I’m still learning how to color “fur” but I like the way my dog turned out!
Next I loosely watercolored the sky using Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass distress inks and set that aside to dry. I die-cut the grass using a set from Lawn Fawn and stamped and heat-embossed the brick wall from Clear and Simple Stamps onto grey cardstock. I die-cut the window from the brick wall with a rectangle die from MFT and layered patterned paper and vellum behind the window. Then it was time to assemble my card. I trimmed down my brick panel to resemble the side of a house and adhered it to the card. I added the grass and adhered the dog and cat with foam mounting tape. Finally I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock, trimmed it to kinda resemble a speech bubble in angular form, and adhered it with foam mounting tape.
So, if you consider my third card acceptable for the sketch challenge, then I think I’ve conquered my fear of sketch challenges… 😉 Regardless, I had a lot of fun thinking outside the box for these three cards and enjoyed the variety of looks I achieved! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!
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