Best Wishes

Hi everyone! Happy Monday – it sure seems to have gotten here fast, lol! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Cheapo Dies is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month:

May 2019

I created a watercolor background with india ink and dried it with my heat tool, then splattered more light and dark ink over it with a fan brush, and dried that with my heat tool. I trimmed the panel, rounded the two bottom corners, and layered it on dark brown cardstock.


I cut all the shaped elements with various sized dies from different colors of textured cardstock, along with the stamped sentiment cut with it’s coordinating die.


I kept the inside simple with just a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.


One more look… I’m so happy with how this turned out, thanks to another great sketch from Laura!


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock, Darice premium textured cardstock in red, orange, dark brown and yellow; Stampin’ Up watercolor paper
Stamps: Inspired by Stamping Petite Banners and Wishing You stamp sets
Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin’s brown Bombay India ink, Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Star Layers die, Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers die, Sizzix Dotted Squares die, Spellbinders Cogs die, Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3 set
Accessories:  Fiskars corner rounder, Tim Holtz stamp platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Cheapo Dies! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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