Hey! The weekend is upon us! Joy! Just a minute...what do I care? I'm retired and I work for myself now! I can weekend anytime I want! Friday is the day that I post my Design Team project for As You See It Challenges each week, and this week it's a sketch challenge from Amanda:
So cute! But when you have a very specific sketch, the challenge is to make it your own unique design. I used some paper, an embossing folder, some vellum and the Suite Sayings stamp set.
- I wanted to use this opportunity to show you the power of layering. My first version of this card was...meh! As I looked at it, I realized what was wrong:
- It was missing a layer behind the center panel. I realized that if I just added a thin border of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, it would make all the difference in definition. I think you can see by the before and after photos the huge difference a little bit of layering can make.
- I used the Happy Heart Embossing folder to add some texture to the center panel. And it just so happens that the heart punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack is an exact match for the hearts in the embossing folder so I added 3 Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper hearts to the front panel.
- The Botanical Gardens Designer vellum, stamped with a sentiment from Suite Sayings stamp set, posed a problem. I needed to adhere it to the card, but there was nowhere to hide a bit of glue, or a glue dot or a dimensional behind. This is where the Fine Tip Glue Pen came in mighty handy! I was able to add a bead of glue so thin that it only covered the lettering on the sentiment. When I glued it to the panel you could not see it a bit! The Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack is something you can earn when you spend $60 or more during Sale-A-Bration, running until March 31, 2016.
- Notice that the sketch has a bow made of sequin trim. I had to ask myself, "Can you actually do that?" So, just to find out the answer to that question, I made a bow from Blushing Bride Sequin Trim. I didn't actually tie it but used Glue Dots to create it and also add some Venetian crochet trim to the back.
So, I hope your boss lets you off to enjoy the weekend. Mine is a bit of a slave-driver, but usually lets me take the time I want, if I get my work all done. (lol - see the top paragraph.)
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