27 October 2012

Week 91 Sketch 7

We haven't had many sketches since beginning "Less is More". It's difficult to think of original designs which can be interpreted in a variety of ways, yet keeping to the Clean and Simple ethos.
We have one for you this week which consists of  band down the card which in turn is sub-divided into three sections. 
You may add a sentiment if you wish and the sketch can be rotated if that orientation inspires you.
We must be able to spot the original, simple sketch however.

This is a really simple card. Three shades of green card, mounted onto a strip of white with hand embossed edges and over stamped with a gorgeous image from Inkadinkado.

Here is one shade of card embossed with three different Cuttlebug embossing folders. 
A quick tip here is to emboss the card before cutting to size, as it will shrink by different amounts according to the depth and amount of embossing on each particular folder.
The dies are by Memory Box.
After two cards with little or no stamping, here is one with lots.
I stamped a variety of snowflake images along a length of scrap card and clear embossed them. I inked over the entire piece with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The strip was then cut to the depth of the card and sub-divided into three pieces.
I marked the position of each piece on the back to save myself from a puzzle when the time came to realign them.
These were then inked from the edges inwards with Broken China and then Stormy Sky inks, using sponge daubers.
These tiles were then triple embossed with clear powder. I believe that the snowflake die is from Marianne's, also clear embossed and trimmed with a few gems. The sentiment is from SU on a reduced size Nestie mount.
The is another version on my personal blog, where I always love to receive visits from you.

This is another solo from me this week. Mandi has been working SO hard with her business and will hopefully be back once things have settled down somewhat.
In the interim we continue to wish her all success.


  1. You always give us such great examples Chrissie, I love the three shades of green one, thanks for the tip about embossing before cutting tip. Off to check out your blog.

  2. Another fabulous challenge and the sketch is just perfect your card are great inspiration too! xx

  3. Gorgeous green card Chrissie and a lovely sketch!

  4. Great samples Chrissie & a great tip about the embossing. Off to look at your blog then to see what I am going to do for my card. x

  5. Thanks for this great sketch. Chrissie I love your "three shadows of green" and I wish Mandi all the best for her new business.

  6. I loved using the sketch Chrissie and your samples are wonderful again! Vicky x

  7. It`s a gorgeous card

    greetings Cindy

  8. Such amazing cards and a fabulous sketch! :) Thanks for the challenge!!!

  9. Hello
    Fabulous cards from Chrissie......
    Hugs sylvie xxx

  10. Gorgeous cards. really inspiring. i've not really done much with sketches but I'm going to give it a go

  11. Super challenge and thanks for the tip about the embossing :) Di xx

  12. Great sketch, you may not do them very often but they're certainly worth the wait!
    Loved the example cards, really beautiful

  13. Great challenge and fabulous inspiration, thank you

    ali x

  14. again lovely cards ladies and a great challenge



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