Hello, friends! It’s once again Wednesday and that means it’s time for a new Sketch Challenge from My Favorite Things! If you’ve never participated in any of the challenges, I highly encourage you to do so! The challenges have helped me to learn how to stretch my creativity and try new cardmaking styles!
This week’s sketch is full of circles! You don’t have to use circles on your card and can substitute them for other shapes or images! I tried to stay with the sketch layout this week and used some adorable little Christmas birds from the Tweet Holidays Stamp Set.
I stamped all of my images with Copic friendly Black Ink onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, colored them with Copic Sketch Markers, and used the coordinating Tweet Holidays Die-namics to cut them out. For my background, I blended some Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Inks onto a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Smooth White Card Stock. I splattered this piece with some water using a #4 paint brush and then blotted it dry with a paper towel. I then splattered it again with some diluted Opaque White Paint and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink. I love ink splatters because they add some subtle interest to your card.
For my woodgrain background, I blended some Vintage Photo Distress Ink onto a piece of smooth white card stock. I let this dry and then stamped it with the Wood Plank Background Stamp (which was recently retired) with some Milk Chocolate Premium Dye Ink. I trimmed this piece down approximately 3.75 x 5.5″ and then used both the Circle STAX Die-namics Set 1 and Set 2 to cut out some circles also make some thin white circular frames.
For my sentiment, I heat embossed it onto a strip of Black Licorice Card Stock with Fine Detail Embossing Powder. I then used one of the Skinny Strips Die-namics to cut it out. Lastly, I attached all of my images to my card with some 3D Foam Adhesive Tape for some added dimension.
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Happy card making!
These ‘tweet’ little birdies are so incredibly cute, especially that tiny fellow hiding in the birdhouse. I’m loving that wood grain effect too. TFS. Have a ‘tweeterific’ weekend, Rachel. Blessings from Aus, Adam.
Thank you so much, Adam! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!