Sketch Adventures

The Creating Pretty Cards sketch at Craft Project Central this month is so fun! I had a blast working with it.  I didn’t realize how late in the month it was, so I almost missed it. Here’s the sketch –


Can you just imagine the possibilities for this one? You can use die cuts, designer series paper, ribbon, washi tape…

I followed the instructions when cutting the different layers. Usually I just “eye it,” but this time, I thought I’d be a little more precise. The image I chose wouldn’t fit as a portrait, so I made the focal point a landscape instead. Here’s my card.

CPC47I used the retiring hostess set, “Life’s Adventure,” for the image. I love that bike. It reminds me of the one I learned to ride on. The bike was older than I was. I think it belonged to either Mom or her older sister.

Instead of using embossed card stock for the larger layer, I used Painted Blooms designer series paper. In the sketch, Julie used designer series paper under the stamped image, but I used card stock. So, basically, I did everything backwards – but that’s ok when you’re doing a challenge. You don’t even have to use rectangles. As long as you keep to the general idea, you can change as much as you want. The idea of a challenge is to spark creativity and have fun.

For the “ribbon,” I used washi tape. I wanted to use the Crushed Curry design from the Beach House washi tape, but apparently I used it all. So this is one of the designs from the new “Cherry on Top” washi tape that will be available June 2. The Beach House washi is really cute, too – and it’s on sale. Hurry, though, because it’s also retiring, and is only available through June 2 or while supplies last.

The other retiring product I used is the clothespin in place of the button in the sketch. It’s one of the 2014-16 In Color Printed Clothespins (this one is Hello Honey). They’re a fun accessory. I used double Stampin’ Dimensionals on the other three corners, because the clothespin did pop the image up quite a bit.

So now it’s your turn to try your hand at the sketch. Julie has step-by-step directions which give you a starting point for your project. You can follow them exactly or change them a little, like I did. Post your card to the CPC site and you could win a free subscription!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!



About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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