Yesterday evening Stampin’ Up! posted the rest of the after announcing the top Global 100, and I was thrilled and stunned to see that I’m number 116! I really appreciate your support because it’s one of the things that keeps me sharing my love of paper crafting. 💖
I’ve had an amazing response to my video on Sunday when I focussed on sketches. When I was ready to start making today’s card, my first decision was that I wanted to stamp and colour an image. I went through my stamp set reference book to pick out an image I haven’t used before and chose the sheep in the Yuletide Pasture Stamp Set. Next, I wanted a straightforward non-fussy sketch which had a large top layer for my image.
I found what I was looking for with sketch OWH110 – photograph included below. I started my image layer the size that’s specified on the sketch although I was fully aware that I would probably need to cut it down. In fact, I cut it down to 2 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ instead of the recommended 2 3/4″ x 4″. (The sizes on OWH sketches are for North America – NA). I stamped the sheep, using my Stamparatus and Black Memento Ink on the NA size Whisper White Cardstock (CS) layer. My next step was to draw a dark grey line to extend both sides of the sheep’s mouth in an attempt to make him look a bit happier – as you can see it didn’t work! LOL!
As there wasn’t a designated space for a sentiment, I included it with my image and when I lined them both up, I kept the two as close together as possible without them looking cramped when I cut them down. To colour the sheep I used my Stampin’ Blends: sheep: Light Smokey Slate; holly: Dark Real Red and Light Old Olive; bells and “ribbon”: Light Night of Navy, Light Pool Party and Dark Mango Melody; grass: Dark Old Olive; shadow round sheep: Light Pool Party; the sentiment letters: Dark Real Red, Dark Night of Navy and Dark Old Olive. I didn’t try to do any shading on the sheep, but I left lots of small areas unpainted, i.e. white.
To put my card together I started with a Real Red CS card base, a Whisper White CS middle layer and a Real Red CS top layer. The large layer of Most Wonderful Time Designer Series Paper is 1/8″ smaller on both sides than my Whisper White top layer. If you’re in NA I’d recommend you follow the sizes given and add your layers 1/8″ bigger on both sides to measurements supplied. For everyone else my Real Red Layer for the image is 2 1/2″ x 3 5/8″, image layer is 2 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ and the three banners I made about 2 1/2″ long with the DSP layer being slightly shorter and 1/2″ wide. I layered them on a strip of Real Red CS that is 5/8″ wide.
I changed the hearts on the sketch to gold stars. Inside the card, I added a middle layer of a Whisper White CS and a Real Red CS top layer. On top of this, I added a Pear Pizzazz CS layer that measured the same as the DSP on the front of the card, i.e. 3 5/8″ x 5 1/4″. To decorate inside I cut another strip like the strips on the front of the card and adhered it about 1/2″ up from the bottom. I finished off by adding two gold stars.
I decided to adhere my image to the front of my card using Dimensionals. To do this I adhered the three strips making sure they were evenly placed, straight and left a gap of about 1/8″ from the edge of the DSP on the right-hand side. I added a spare piece of cardstock on the back of the image to make the card more or less even all over (as shown in the video). Then I was able to put Dimensionals on the back confident that it would remain looking level. I finished off the front of my card by painting the sheep with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
This is another way that sketches can be approached and I’m sure there must be others. I’ll share them with you as and when I identify them! LOL! That’s it from me today. I’m off to the hospital this morning for another blood test which I need before my MRI scan next week. I call my left inside elbow my Tetley arm – it’s after Tetley teabags famous for masses of perforations! LOL! I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, in the meantime, take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”