Hi all! This week it's my turn to host over at Freshly Made Sketches and here is my sketch.
It's a bit different but I just love color-blocked cards and this layout is perfect for that! Having said that, I ended up not doing a color-blocked card, but rather an ombre card instead.
To create my frame, I took one of the dies from Blueprints 27 and did some partial die-cutting to get the look I wanted. Here's what the die looked like originally (the window die):
So instead of the 3 squares, I only wanted one rectangle. It didn't matter too much about the top square because I knew the sentiment would cover it up, but I carefully die-cut around the bottom two squares. I did end up with a couple of horizontal stitch lines, but I couldn't avoid that.
To fill in the panels, I blended some distress inks onto some Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock and spritzed a Perfect Pearls/water mist over the top before cutting the panel down the middle . I turned one strip upside down so the red tones were at the top and adhered them behind the window frame. I then added some foam tape behind the frame and adhered it to a white top-folding card base. The sentiment was white embossed and die-cut with a Stitched Fishtail Flag die. I die-cut a heart from some leftover sponging and added that to the banner before covering it with Nuvo Crystal Glaze.
Thanks for visiting! I hope you'll head on over to the FMS blog and see how the rest of the DT interpreted my sketch - they are amazing!
I'm linking this up to AAA Cards, Paper Players and Just Us Girls, who all have Love/Valentine themed challenges running and Sunday Stamps who have a color challenge.
Stamps: Lots to Say (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple Distress Inks, Versamark
Cardstock: White, Black, Bristol Smooth
Dies: Blueprints 27, Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT)
Accessories: White EP, Perfect Pearls, Nuvo Crystal Glaze
Edited to Add: This card got a shout out at Just Us Girls