Friday, February 7, 2014

February Card Sketch Challenge

Happy Friday, everyone!

Whenever I need to give my crafty mojo a kick in the pants I head on over to the Forum. There are lots of fun challenges to choose from. My favorite is the Card Sketch Challenge hosted by Marya. Check out this fun sketch she created for the month of February.

Full details of the challenge can be found on the Forum HERE. Here's how I made my version using the sketch as inspiration:

Cut a 4 x 5 1/4" panel from the dotty Neutral Pattern Basics paper.
Use scoring board to create a diagonal grid on the reverse side of panel.
Score panel in 1/2 inch increments in both directions to create diamond pattern.
Flip paper over and ink with Club Scrap's Hybrid Earth ink, hitting the raised score lines.

To finish the card, print checkers and playing cards from the Big Deal Digital Kit onto matte photo paper. Cut out and attach to the front of card with pop dots to create dimension. Stamp the Happy Birthday and flourishes from the Big Deal Greetings UM sheet onto Ivory cardstock using Club Scrap's Hybrid Earth Ink.

Create an A2 card base from Ivory cardstock from the Big Deal kitLayer the Dark Gray and Ivory cardstock strips onto a piece of the tan grosgrain ribbon. 

I hope you enjoyed this card and if you need inspiration what better place to find it than in our Community Forum!

Have a great weekend! Boot Camp starts tomorrow, OOO RAH!



  1. Very cool Julie. Happy Friday to you.

  2. Oooooh, fun card Julie! Glad you got to play around with this sketch - the result is so fun!

  3. love this card, julie. love the scoring and inking of the patterned background paper!

  4. Great card as always, Julie. I need to get working on this challenge.

  5. Awesome card Julie! I sure wish my color printer were working. :)

  6. Wonderful and creative interpretation!


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