Happy Saturday, everyone! It is time for another challenge with the crazies at Crazy 4 Challenges(C4C140). Silke K. is the challenge host this month. For our week two challenge, she has asked us to add lots circles to our creations. Anyway, it could not have been better timing. I won the guest hostess at Card Patterns for today a couple of weeks ago and the sketch for today has circles! Win! Win!
I am the guest designer at Card Patterns 169 this week. I am so thrilled as you all know I love sketches, but tend to torture them at times. I am proud to say that today I really stuck to the sketch. I did find myself referring to it many times during the card making moments to ensure that things were placed as they should be. This is a new concept for me as I obviously usually work from memory which is why my cards end up barely resembling most sketches. Who knew one should refer often to the sketch?
For today's card I needed a Birthday card for my dad. He will be 74 on Monday. I am using Verve's Super Dad, Big Wish, and Just For You stamp sets. I stamped the circle frame from the Just For You using Memento bahama ink. I die cut with a Spellbinder's circle. I ink distressed the edges. I stamped with Memento black ink two sentiments in what I call Sentiment Building. I added the line of stars that comes in Super Dad between in Memento new sprout for a pop of lime. I am using Verve's Cut Above Ribbon Banner die. I die cut the island indigo papers twice and the pattern papers twice. I then cut down the edges on both the pattern papers to make a layer for the island indigo card stock. To make the Ribbon Banner appear long, I used two. One at the top and one at the bottom. They are covered in the middle by the circle creating the illusion that it is one long piece. Love the look and versatility of this die.
I stitched all the background elements, added some natural twine, and topped it with a simple threaded button in keeping with the sketch and a manly card.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Paper The Paper Company kraft, PTI vintage cream, SU island indigo card stock, Memory Keepers dp
Ink Ranger Brushed Corduroy, Memento tuxedo black, new sprout, and bahama
Accessories Spellbinder's dies, Verve's Cut Above Ribbon Banner dieMay Arts ivory twine, ivory button from stash, sewing machine, foam tape, glue dots, Scor-tape.
Playing with a few other blog challenges!
Just Keep on Creating anything goes
Scrap It Girl Punches
Through the Craftroom Door Distressing
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Anything Goes
Great Impressions Die Cuts and/or Punches