This is my entry in the Creating Pretty Cards sketch challenge #44. You can see the sketch here.
I used the Sheltering Tree stamp set from the Occasions catalog. I love that set; it reminds me of a retired set, “Branch Out,” except it’s a little more modern. It’s a photopolymer set, so you can see exactly where to line up the extra images (like the swing and bike – which I didn’t use). I added a little fullness to the leaves by stamping the leaf stamp with the wrong side of the stamp first, then stamping the leaves. That was a trick we learned at Leadership. I had done this before by accident, but it was fun to see how to do that on purpose for a different look.
For the sketch design, I decided on the All Abloom designer series paper stack from the annual catalog. I am committed to using my designer series paper this year! It’s always so pretty, I hate to cut it – and then the year ends and I have all this gorgeous paper I didn’t use.
I added the “thanks” from the Hello You Thinlits Dies for my sentiment. These are a fun way to add a statement. And remember – using waxed paper with them really helps! I use a 2-way glue peno add them to a project. It has such a fine tip, it’s easy to attach the die-cut with no mess.
Why don’t you play along with the sketch challenge? Just create a card using the sketch here, then upload it to the site. You could win a free month subscription to Craft Project Central!
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