Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Fab Friday Sketch Challenge Meets 30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 4

 Good morning!  It’s the mid point of the week, and finally after having a 4-day weekend Aidan returns to school (must be nice) so we’re back to our regular routine, I’m such a creature of habit I don’t do well without the routine.  Of course I’m back with today’s 30-Day Gratitude card challenge card and I decided to combine it with the Fab Friday sketch challenge (when I’m making this many cards having a little starting inspiration really helps).  I decided to go with another fall themed card and showcase some of the beautiful items from the Into the Woods product suite.

I started with Soft Sued cardstock for the cardbase and then used a piece of Tangelo Twist as a mat for my Crumb Cake cardfront.  For the main floral image I just took my 2 ½” Circle Punch and punched out a piece of the Into the Woods Designer Series Paper (can’t beat the easy of that!)  The greeting is from the And Many More stamp set and was stamped in Soft Suede ink on Daffodil Delight cardstock before being cut out with the Big Shot and the Itty Bitty Banner Framelits (then I sponged lightly around the edges with Soft Suede ink) before attaching the greeting with dimensionals.

For the fun circle element around my punched piece I took one of my Circle Collection Framelits and used it as a stencil to hand draw dashed lines (used Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede for the inner and outer rings and then used the White Gel Pen and filled I the middle.  Before attaching my circle to the cardfront with dimensionals I added a piece of Natural 5/8” Chevron Ribbon behind it (showing the non-patterned side).  For some fun embellishments I added a few gold sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim (the Fine Tip Glue Pen works great for attaching these little elements).  The final touch was to add a little wooden element from the Into the Woods Embellishment set and I sponged it first with Rich Razzleberry Ink to color the wood before attaching it to the cardfront with a dimensional.

I love how I only stamped the greeting and was able to add lots of different embellishments to really help dress the card up and keep it’s simple nature at the same time.  If you’re enjoying this challenge I would love for you to join me and see what you can create this month by focusing on gratitude and sharing your thoughtful feelings.

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  1. This came out so lovely! I especially love the detail work you did with the circles - the white pen really pops! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  2. Diana, This card is absolutely gorgeous! The balance of color is amazing, and I am in awe that you hand drew those stitch likes (even with a circle as a guide). Brilliant! I am so happy you played along with this sketch challenge for FabFriday. Thanks!

  3. Very pretty card!! I love the stitching!! And I never think of something as simple as flipping the ribbon over to show the back, great idea!! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!

  4. This is perfect! I love the stitches around the circle and all the detail within the circle! The banner is perfect! I forget about those dies! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!


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