This week, the lovely fussy-cut queen Narelle is our hostess and she has a wonderful sketch for us.
I loved this sketch as soon as I saw it - there's something about a long vertical panel that really appeals to me - not to mention the circle. I love circle elements on cards.
I used the current challenge at Seize the Birthday for my card - to focus on the sentiment. I also wanted to make a masculine card, hence the color scheme.
I started with a Fog cardbase and stamped the diagonal stripes from Basic Borders down the sides. The patterned paper has some faint writing on it and comes from the Epic Day range from SU. It was cut with a stitched rectangle die and popped up on foam tape. The sentiment caused me fits! Firstly I stamped it in black and struggled to get good coverage. Once I got one that looked okay, I couldn't line up the circle die properly! So I cut the circle first then tried stamping on it. After about 4 tries, I finally got something that worked! I am waiting on delivery of a MISTI and, believe me, I really needed it when I made this card :)
Instead of the banner, I strung some grey twine around the card and then used some foam tape to place the sentiment on top. I colored the sentiment with my Wink of Stella.
Thanks for visiting. Be sure to check out what the rest of the amazing design team have done with this sketch.
Stamps: Basic Borders (Mama Elephant), Roundabout Additions (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Archival Black
Cardstock: Fog (SSS), This n That Epic Day (SU)
Accessories: Stitched Circles and Rectangles Dies (Lil' Inkers), Grey Twine, Wink of Stella