Hi! It’s Sunday and time for the Paper Players Blog Challenge. Anne Marie kicks off the week with a Sketch Challenge.
Sketch Challenges are my favorite because they give you a guideline, but you also get creative freedom. You can follow the sketch , which is what I did today, or you can take some artistic license and tweak it a little.
Let’s talk about my project. Once again, I didn’t end where I started. In fact, I went in an entirely different direction about mid way through this card design. Originally, I was going to do something with the bumblebees from the Dandy Wishes DSP. Once I had my layers in place and color palette set up, the bumblebees just didn’t work for me, so I re-wrote my script.
The card design went from somewhat subtle to bold and contemporary. I realized my Playful Alphabet Dies would work perfectly with my large circle focal point. The flower medallion dies from the Dandy Wishes dies became part of my card, along with a bold pop of pink with Magenta Madness cardstock.
I enjoyed creating this fun, bright card. Below are the dimensions for the layers. If you decide to give it a try, I hope you enjoy your unique creative process.
- Cut a standard A-2 top fold card base at 11″ x 5 1/2″ and score at 4 1/4″, My card base is Misty Moonlight.
- The Basic White card layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
- Each vertical striped pattern paper layer is 1″ x 4 1/2″.
- The Bumblebee cardstock layers under each patterned paper layer is 1 1/8″ x 4 5/8″.
- Die cut the largest stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies (which, by the way are retiring).
- The two thin, horizontal strips of Bumblebee cardstock are 4 1/4″ x 1/4″.
Just a note: I mentioned above that the Stitched Shapes Dies are retiring. I intend to continue to use them since they’ve become such a staple for me. If you don’t already have them, you might want to take a look and think about adding them to your card making supplies. They’re a good investment. You can click here for more details on the dies.
So, copy the sketch above, pull out some fun patterned paper, cut a few layers and link up with us over at the Paper Players Challenge.
…the only limitation is your imagination!
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Those colors! Love the letters!
Thank you, Monica. They go with the Pattern Play DSP that you love! Have a great week.
What a fun, graphic card! I love those Dandy Wishes flowers/sunbursts?? They pair perfectly with the letters and strips! Isn’t it fun to see where a card ends up when you look at what you started with?? Hae a great week!
This is such a fun, colorful, cheerful card! It would brighten up anyone’s day! Your color palette is such a happy one!
Debbie, this card is so fun! I would even say it is “GROOVY”! All those fun shapes and colors made me smile! I love the color combo, too! Just a happy, happy card, My Friend! Have a great week!
Debbie, I get so inspired when I come by your blog each week! Love the striped mixed with the shapes and bright colors! You have a great eye for design! A wonderful card!
Debbie, this card so made me feel like I was back at the beach as a kid. The white and blue striped paper and pops of color made this into such a happy card. I absolutely love it
Debbie, this is SO fresh and fun! The color combo is amazing and I love the mix of stripes and shapes. So eye-catching in ALL the right ways. Wowza! Thanks for rocking my sketch!