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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday Sketch Challenge Four the Holidays

 Now isn't this an interesting sketch?  This is very much out of my element but it didn't stop me from playing!

I have been back to the gallery at SplitCoastStampers and am enjoying all the different takes on this layout.  That is the one thing I REALLY like about the Sketch Challenges.  There are so many different ways this layout is used.  I chose to do mine as a Christmas card.  I had found a card that had these adorable packages on them and I wanted to give it a try!  SO I got to play with one package and it worked out just fine!  

I did struggle a little with the circles.  I had to punch them out of scrap paper so I could figure out where to punch them on the card stock.  I didn't want to make a mistake so I was very careful as to where I placed those practice circles.  I traced them onto the card stock before I punched them.  I did make a mistake though.  I used the smaller punch on the white piece but it turned out ok.  I was able to punch over it with the larger punch.  Had I done that with the other piece I would have had to replace it entirely. 

What was kind of fun here was that I was able to use the piece of card stock that comes off the scalloped edge.  In doing this it reminded me of a fellow DIVA Juliann that had use that piece in a card swap.  I didn't look at it as being frugal, I looked at it as I needed a strip of card stock for the "ribbon" and that strip was perfect.  I did have to go digging in the recycling basket for it!!!  

This was a fun sketch and a little bit of a challenge for me.  It did take me out of my comfort zone a bit but it was good for me!!  You don't want to get too complacent when making cards, you will tend to keep repeating the same styles over and over!

If you have time give this sketch a try!  What else do you have to do on the day before Thanksgiving?  I have TONS of things to do. I have a little cleaning (just the bathroom and the kitchen table) and I plan to make my day a more relaxed one by writing down what needs to be done when so I can have breaks in between.  I'm working on a beaded bracelet and I would LOVE to finish it tomorrow.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Zory Rivera said...

Nice!! Thanks for sharing.

Zory Rivera said...

Nice!! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Mala6 said...

What a very nice card. This one I'll have to try after the craftshows are through.