AHSC #150

I’m back again with another card for Atlantic Hearts.

AHSC #150

I started by switching out the rectangular shapes in the sketch for triangles using the Geometric Graffiti Cut File from The Cut Shoppe. This particular cut file is a background file that has a lot of triangles so I grabbed just a couple different shaped triangles and shrunk them down to the size I wanted. With the magic of Cricut® Design Space I created a panel for my card using black cardstock. I then backed the triangles with a couple of different patterned papers from American Crafts. For added interest I placed tiny pieces of grey paper along the edges of the triangles.

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Now at this point I placed the black panel on the white card base and it was missing something. So I added another piece of white cardstock and just had it peek out from the top and left of the black panel. I had intended on using my sewing machine to stitch the panel but I am currently out of black thread. So I grabbed my embroidery floss and hand stitched along the edge. The sentiment comes from a Freckled Fawn die and a scrap piece of pink paper I had in my stash. I then added a few Pink Flamingo Dots for the final touches.

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My card really took on a life of its own this week. I had intended on just switching out the rectangles for triangles but I couldn’t get a banner to work well along the bottom of the card so I opted to use a large sentiment instead. This is the thing I enjoy the most about sketches. They are intended to give you a starting point to spark your creativity. I would love to see your interpretation of sketch #150 so head over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to enter today!

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly

Camping Fun

I recently shared this layout featuring photos from my son’s Cub Scout Camporee. I included 13 photos in that layout so I didn’t have a lot of room for journaling. I created a second layout featuring a large photo and journaling on his favorite activities and all the fun things we did that day.

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I started with a Whisper Cardstock base and added The Happy Camper Cut File from The Cut Shoppe on Colonial White Cardstock. I knew I wanted to back the cut file but I didn’t have a patterned paper that I liked. So I grabbed a couple tones of silver acrylic paint and mixed those colors with black acrylic paint until I achieved the color I was looking for. I really like how the brush strokes almost have a woodgrain look!

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Once the paint had dried I used multiple layers from the Urban Paper Packet to back my photo. I also included a lot of products that have been looming in my stash for a long time-including the silver bracket frames, stickers from the retired CTMH Jackson line, vellum stickers, CTMH cork chevrons, a tag and twine! The title is a wood grain sticker sheet from Basic Grey. For the finishing touches I incorporated the journaling by writing around the cut file. When I think of camping I think of laying under the stars so I splashed Heidi Swapp Tinsel Color Shine in the corners of the page.

I’m linking this layout to The Cut Shoppe ‘Cut It Out’ March Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly