Monday, August 19, 2013

August 2013 Card Sketch with Freebie!

Good Monday Morning!
August 2013 Card Sketch

So happy to be back after my wonderfully creative weekend with my friends at the Annual August Club Scrap Retreat. We had a blast and NO I will not be posting any spoilers, you all will just have to wait until after the October Retreat and Retreat in a Box 2013 ships. All I can say is that it was an amazing time and I really wish I could go back and do it all again in October.

Back to the blog at hand. I always feel so inspired after returning from Retreat. I spent Saturday afternoon playing with my homemade glimmer mists from Retreat in a Box 2012. I had helped Tricia by testing different formulas in preparation for this Creative Concoctions workshop. So much fun!
I created a background paper using the mists, my Sorrento mask and stamps to match my 2 other cardstock colors. I chose a light blue from Cyprus (Sept. 2008 kit)  and a lime green from Comics (Feb. 2011 kit).
Create a background paper on white cardstock using the
Sorrento (July 2012 kit) mask and homemade glimmer mists.
*Member Lynn Borders Tip: clean off your mask directly onto an
untouched area of your artwork to create more layers of color and masking.

I love creating for the many challenges at the Club Scrap forum. One of my favorites is the Card Sketch Challenge hosted by the talented Jen Rodgers. She has been hosting this fun challenge for 2 years. We will miss her as she has decided to give up the reins hosting this popular challenge beginning next month. I created a free ALCM (Assembly Line CardMaking) set of cutting instructions based on the August sketch.  Enjoy!

ALCM freebie
Here are the steps I used to create 3 cards.
Stamp Sorrento UM stamp images in black on your masked background paper.
Cut all 3 pieces of cardstock following the ALCM instructions.
Ink the edges of all of your pieces using black ink.
Punch shapes out of the 2.25x3.5" scraps
using your favorite punch (Fiskars flower).
Punch centers using remaining cardstock and a tiny sun punch.
Layer alternating cardstocks of sun centers and flowers.
Add flowers to cards using a black pop dot.
Finished cards with added adhesive rhinestones from stash.
Sentiment - July 2012 Sorrento kit
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you enjoy the freebie.
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Have a great week!


  1. Oh Julie, that is absolutely awesome. Your cards look wonderful and thank for the ALCM, great way to make a few cards in a jiffy!

  2. This is a beautiful set, Julie. I love seeing the designs from Sorrento on a whole other color scheme. So summery! Thanks for the ALCM!

  3. Fabulous cards, Julie! Thanks for the formula. And thanks to Jen for hosting such a great challenge for two years!!!

  4. Nice job! I feel especially crafty lately too, just need to find time to get in there and DO IT!

  5. Great card and I love this card sketch and layout.....will definitely be using it with my awesome stash of papers.

    Thanks bunches.

  6. Love the sketch and all the challenge cards so far, Love these cards (and colors - woohoo). Thanks for the sketch!!

  7. Awesome Julie and the sketch is really versatile. Thank you so much.

  8. how cute and thanks for the cutting guide

  9. Thanks Ladies for all you do for us!

  10. Thanks Ladies for all you do for us!


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