This week we have a sketch for you drawn by Jen.
It's simplicity itself, so to add a little constraint, we ask that the card stays in this orientation ie that the band remains in the horizontal plane, in the lower part of the card and that it takes up no more than 1/3rd of the height of the cardbase.
For my first card I cased a technique that LIMette Vicky Hayes uses a lot... I have been meaning to try it for a while, but these Stampin Up stamps are perfect for it. The ribbon is also from Stampin Up. I stamped the leaves across the card first of all and then added a few flowers over the top.
For my second card I have punch out lots of hearts (Stampin Up & Martha Stewart). I masked off the lines and filled in the area with the punched shapes. I simply added a Pink Petticoat sentiment to finish it off...
Here are a few Leaping Sheep from a stamp by Inca Stamps. The sheep are gently shaded and the grass coloured with Promarkers. The sentiment was computer generated using 2 Peas High Tide font.
This one has a section cut out and the gap filled with a piece of acetate. The flowers, from a Martha Stewart punch were added and embellished with gems in each flower centre.
The sentiment is from Paper Smooches mounted on a Dienamics tag and popped up on dimensional pads.
These dies come in a set of 4 which are all joined together. Instead of breaking them all apart I kept them in twos and used this method to position the die around the sentiment.
Cut a guide from scrap card and snip off half of the shape you don't wish to use!
Place the guide around the stamped sentiment, centralising it within the shape
Place the die into the guide so that it fits snugly and tape down the other die to prevent movement.(I use a tiny Post it note to do this)
Gently remove the guide before running the card and die through the die cutting machine.
The result is a perfectly centralised sentiment within the die-cut shape!
My Cuttlebug plate is scarred and very well used but still works beautifully!
We hope you enjoy this challenge.
We have a great celebration in the offing next week for our Second Birthday Celebrations, so be sure to join us!