Wednesday, February 15, 2012

CPS Sketch 5

I gave myself quite a challenge – two challenges really. Here’s how it went down. The CPS blog provides card sketches and request that we make a card based on that sketch and link it to their blog. There were 15 for this challenge. Because my computer was down for most of January I thought I was not going to be able to participate. However, I decided to go for it! I finally got the last few cards finished last night and I am posting them on my blog, linking them to this one:
http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com.  If you struggle coming up with ideas for cards, by all means check out their blog and download the sketches. I’ve never been a sketch user before but I found out that it is much quicker with a sketch to follow. The second part of my challenge was to use as much of my “stash” as I could. No taking the quick way and grabbing a new piece of paper or cardstock. This slowed me down a bit but I did use a lot of the stash and only had to cut a new piece when absolutely necessary. I will be posting all 15 cards on their own posting to keep it simple.

Violet

Sketch 5

Another Christmas card done. I ran the card thru the Cuttlebug Swiss dot folder first and then added the blue paper. The snowflake was stamped and embossed and then I inked over Broken China Distress ink - my all time favorite. I punched out the small snowflakes and added crystals to the centre of them, and a few to the large snowflake. The greeting is a peel-and-stick.

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