Congrats to You Sketch Challenge
This month’s “Creating Pretty Cards” sketch challenge at Craft Project Central is so much fun. You’ll want to enter, because for every 10 entries, one winner is randomly chosen to receive a free one month subscription. And even if you don’t win, it’s always good to stretch your creative muscles, don’t you think?
Here’s this month’s sketch (and there’s a mini tutorial if you want specific measurements!).
Here’s my card.
Looking back at it, I should have sponged or used one of my Texture or Grunge stamps under the flowers, but I’ll still happy with the card. I used some leftover cardstock from class for the Mint Macaron card base and Watermelon Wonder Layering Ovals scalloped oval. Those colors were perfect with the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper so I used that for the vertical strip and my color palette. Punched flowers, enamel shapes, and a stamped banner and sentiment complete the card. I decided to pull in the copper from the specialty designer series paper (even though this design doesn’t have copper in it) by adding a little Copper Metallic Thread. The metallic thread reminds me of angel hair. It’s so fine and shiny, but because it’s so subtle, it doesn’t hog the spotlight.
DOTING GRANDMA ALERT!!! An Amelia story follows, so scroll to the end to see the products I used for the card if you don’t want to read about my beautiful and brilliant granddaughter. And don’t forget to enter the CPC65 Sketch Challenge!
Wes wasn’t sure if he’d have overtime today, and he wasn’t going to find out until 9 p.m. If he didn’t have it – no problem. But if he did have it, he was either going to have to wake Amelia up at 4:30 a.m. to bring her here, or I was going to have to wake up at 4:30 to pick her up. Well, that wasn’t going to happen, so I suggested she just spend the night. If Wes worked, I’d keep her until she got picked up. If he didn’t, he could pick her up in the morning.
I had rehearsal until 10 p.m., so Mike & Jon were her playmates. When I left for rehearsal, she was pretending to be a dog. She had a straw in her mouth like a bone and was crawling on all fours, yapping like a little puppy. If you asked her a question, the answer was either, “Woof woof!” with a nod, or “Woof woof!” with a sad shake of her head. It was so funny. She even let me brush her teeth. Usually she wants to brush them herself, but dogs don’t have opposable thumbs, of course, so they can’t brush their own teeth.
As it happened, Wes didn’t have to work, so he picked her up early this morning. Since I didn’t get much time to play last night, I was sad to see her leave today. But she’ll be here all day tomorrow and back for another sleepover on Sunday. I can’t wait!
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