Sketchbook Saturday

 Today’s sketch comes from Sketchbook Saturday.

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Using a White Cardstock base, I added a layer of Kraft Cardstock using a Corner Rounder in the bottom right corner.  The focal points of the card are the three stripes of Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape, and snowflakes that were cut from the Artiste Cricut® Cartridge.

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To add some sparkle, I added Clear Sparkles to the center of each snowflake. The sentiment is from the Perfect Fit-Holidays Stamp Set in Ruby Exclusive Ink®.

I love the diagonals in this sketch and I know it will be one I return to for future cards!!

-Kelly

CAS-ual Fridays & Curtain Call

This card is a two for one! CAS-ual Fridays and Curtain Call Inspiration have teamed up this week so this card is linked to both of their blogs for their current challenges!!

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Starting with a layer of New England Ivy Cardstock, I added a layer of Kraft Cardstock using a Corner Rounder on one of the edges.

The stamping portion of this card was actually done in reverse order. Normally I would stamp the stems of the wreath, then the leaves, and finally emboss the gold bulbs. I tried doing it in that order the first time and the ink just stayed too wet for too long {even when I used my craft heater to dry it} and I wasn’t getting the definition of the bulbs. {The whole wreath was gold embossed instead of just the bulbs} So I started by FIRST heat embossing the bulbs, from the Remarkable Wreath Stamp Set, using Versamark® and Gold Embossing Powder.  I then stamped the stems of the wreath  in Cocoa Exclusive Ink®, then adding a double layer of leaves from the same stamp set in New England Ivy Exclusive Ink® and Pear Exclusive Ink®. The bow is “fussy cut” and stamped using Ruby Exclusive Ink®. The sentiment is from the Perfect Fit-Holidays Stamp Set in New England Ivy Exclusive Ink®.

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This card just goes to show that even a decade into papercrafting that there will still be new tricks and techniques that will be learned through trial and error!

-Kelly