There's a President's day weekend Virtual Card Making Party going on over at the Stars and Stamps blog this weekend that includes 10 challenges. I'm going to try to finish them all, along with today's sketch challenge #160 that you see pictured above.
Erika, and she asks us to "zig-zag" our cards. I used a HA chevron ef, as well as made my own zig-zag with scraps of aqua and black PTI dsp. I added a strip of silver stickers to the center, and a HA sentiment.
Misty, and she challenges us to make cards for kids using "critters." I guess a pink flamingo can be considered a critter? I used a digital image by LoubyLoo and colored it with neon Copics, adding some stickles to the cap and a MS fancy border. This bird with sneakers cracks me up every time I see it :)
Beth challenged us to use selective embossing and posted a great tutorial, but I took a shortcut and just embossed with a scor-pal and stamped within the scored lines. I wanted to make a CAS card, so I went with what I had time to create and just made a simple classic thank-you card.
Yvonne and she asks us to use "things with wings." I used this MB butterfly and some pale plum and vanilla cardstock and made a birthday card.That's actually a piece of dsp I used for the background, but after embossing it, it looks almost two-tone in color. I added a SB grommet tag sentiment with a couple gemstones on top of a border done with a MS lattice punch.
Challenge 5 is hosted by Leslie, and she gave us this OWH sketch and challenged us to do a "disappearing act" by using a full sheet of 12x12 dsp to make 6 cards. This is a great way to dig into that long-forgotten stash of dsp you have lying around. Don't deny it - I know you do!! I know I'm not the only one who hoards dsp :)
I used a sheet of K&Co dsp along with some blush blossom and berry sorbet card stock to make my cards. I used a SU! blossom punch along with a SU! fancy label punch and a SU! 3 blossom punch to make the flowers. The patterns were very busy, so I used a big, bold sentiment on white to tone things down a little bit. I stamped the "Hello" in early espresso ink. Embossing was done with a CB decorative tile ef, and I used different scraps of coordinating dsp for the flower "petals" that were in the pack of dsp.
Happy President's day weekend everyone! I hope you all do something fun if you don't have to work! TC and thanks for checking in :)