It's time for another Global Stamping Friends (aka GSF) Blog Hop and this month is a Sketch Challenge. Sketches are a wonderful way to help you with your card designs by providing you with a basic layout to follow. You have the choice to follow it exactly or to vary some or all of the elements in the sketch. I chose to create the sketch as it appears for my card design.
For my card design, I chose to use Powder Pink cardstock for my card base and I added a layer of Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper (Retiring item #144131) Powder Pink to coordinate. I love the soft floral pattern and I thought it would make a pretty background for my card design. Next I die cut a circle from Thick Whisper White cardstock using the Layering Circles framelits dies. I stamped one of the images from the Pretty Kitty stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the image with Stampin' Blends Markers. To add a little shimmer, I went over the image with Clear Wink of Stella.
I cut two pieces of Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon (Retiring item #144134) to the lower section of the card, spacing them evenly apart and attaching them to the layer of Designer Series Paper with Snail Adhesive. I then attached this layer to the card base, also using Snail Adhesive. To finish off the card, I attached the circle with Stampin' Dimensionals over both ribbons and added Basic Rhinestones in a variety of sizes to embellish the card front. I decided not to add a sentiment to this card design, so that it can be used for a variety of occasions.
The images in the Pretty Kitty stamp set are so much fun to color and you can use a variety of methods to color them. This set also has a wonderful variety of sentiments to suit a variety of occasions.
The Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper pack is retiring and I will be sad to see it go. This pack contains a wonderful variety of patterns in the 2017-2019 In Colors and is very useful in creating beautiful cards quickly and simply. I love that Stampin' Up! provides a variety of products that coordinate to take all the stress out creating projects.
I hope that you have enjoyed my card design today and I hope that you will try using a sketch in the future to help you create your card designs. It is kind of like having a blueprint to get you started without having to sacrifice your creativity. Retiring products are available until May 31st, 2018 or while supplies last, but I would advise you not to wait to avoid disappointment.
Now it is time to visit Anastasia's blog and see what she has created with this month's sketch. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Blog Hope Roll Call List if you get lost along the way. I hope you enjoy your journey along our blog hop today.
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