It's Friday, so that means it's time for a new sketch and challenge over at Get Sketchy! This week's sponsor is Hot Off the Press. You may receive their catalog, Paper Wishes, in the mail like I do. I had seen the new Dazzles stickers in the catalog and thought it would be fun to try them. This week, I got that chance!
This week's sketch featured a half-circle with a scalloped border. At first glance, I imagined a frilly, feminine card. Then I saw that the bonus challenge was to make a masculine card. Hmm...I started turning the sketch and thinking about variations that would work with these stickers. After turning the sketch on its side, I pictured a campsite under the moon. After struggling with a moon, I realized that a sunrise would be the more logical choice, and I could substitute the sun rays for the scallops! And that's how this card was born.
First, I covered my card base with patterned paper from the Mr. Campy line by Cosmo Cricket and added a green cardstock strip to the bottom for grass. Next, I cut an oval and "rays" from yellow cardstock. I inked all of the edges, then assembled my sun. The tree border worked perfectly, as it allows the sunlight to peek through, just like a real camping sunrise. The tent is made from one of the Dazzles stickers on rust cardstock. I trimmed around the edge of the sticker and adhered it to my card front with foam squares. Finally, I added a sentiment-which I trimmed from the edge of the Mr. Campy paper! I love it when companies put cute sayings or designs on the edges!
I have been making a lot of cards lately for various challenges and design team assignments. I hope to be able to show them all to you soon! Just be patient... :)
Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week at Get Sketchy!