It's time for the July 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop and this month we were challenged to use this sketch to create our project. What is a sketch you ask? It's like a map to help you create a layout for your card and you choose what colors and stamps to create your own unique project. You may have just visited Sue's blog or perhaps you are starting your journey here with me. I hope that are projects this month will inspire you to try this month's sketch and see what you can create.
My card was inspired by the hot, sunny days we have been experiencing here in Colorado over the past couple of months, so I wanted to use colors that reflected that. I chose Pool Party cardstock for my card base and Daffodil Delight cardstock as my first layer. I embossed the Daffodil Delight cardstock with the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item #145648) to add some texture to the card.
The focal point of the card was created by die cutting a scalloped square from Whisper White cardstock using the Layering Squares Framelits (item #141708) and another slightly larger plain square using one of the slightly larger dies, as a matte.
The cute otter image is from the Postcard Pals stamp set, one of my favorites from the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the image with Stampin' Blend Markers. The sky was created by lightly sponging Pool Party Classic ink with a sponge dauber.
The sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock and I used the Tailored Tag Punch to flag the ends to create the look of a banner. The sun image is from the Tabs for Everything stamp set and I stamped it with Daffodil Delight Classic ink onto Whisper White cardstock. I punched it out using the 3/4" Circle Punch and matted it onto a circle of Pool Party cardstock punched out with the 1" Circle Punch. The small banner was created from a scrap of Gold Foil to complete the card design.
I love how bright and cheerful this card design is and with the sentiment it can be used for a variety of occasions to brighten someone's day.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today and I hope that my card has inspired you to try your own version of this card sketch. Now it's time to visit Jo's blog and see what she has created this month. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Blog Hop Roll Call List to find your way if you get lost.
Until Next Time.
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator ®
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator ®
Like What you see? Visit My Online Store Here
Visit my Facebook Page
Thanks Deb. This stamp set has the cutest images. I can't stop creating with it. :)Delete
Cute card Tricia! Your coloring skills are amazing!ReplyDelete
Thanks Lisa. I love coloring with the Stampin' Blends. I find it very relaxing. :)Delete
Adorable!!! love these sweet little creatures!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Maria. They really are so cute and fun to create with. :)Delete
This is such a sweet card! I'm so glad you used this stamp set... because of your card, I need to order it. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Diana. I don't think you will regret ordering this stamp set. There are so many wonderful possibilities to create with it. Have fun. :)Delete
Tricia Such a cute card. Love it x (Jacqui L)ReplyDelete
Thanks Jacqui. I love creating fun, cute card designs. They make me happy. :)Delete
Such a cute card - I love your colours and great job on colouring and love the sky blending!ReplyDelete
Thanks Amy. The colors remind of summer days and are very cheerful and uplifting. :)Delete
Love the stamp set you choose for this project! Great work!ReplyDelete
Thank you. I love this stamp set and have used it a lot since I got it. It's probably one of my favorites from the new catalog. :)Delete
Omg I love this set and he is so cute and love the colours xReplyDelete
Thanks Jo. I had a lot of fun creating this card. :)Delete
great coloring, love this little guy! TFSReplyDelete
Thanks Tracy. It's a wonderful stamp set to color. The images are wonderful and so cute. :)Delete
This is the cutest! I’d completely missed this setReplyDelete
Thanks Laura. I fell in love with this stamp set the first time I went through the new catalog. I just love the cute images. They are perfect for coloring. :)Delete
Thanks Su. You can't help but smile when you look at this cute little guy. :)Delete
What a cheery card! This is so cute!ReplyDelete
Thanks Pryl. I love creating cards that will help make people smile. This stamp set is perfect for that. :)Delete
Oh my goodness, that otter is TOO cute! I love how you used this sketch, so adorable!ReplyDelete
Thanks Melissa. This sketch was so much fun and I just knew this little otter would be perfect. :)Delete
Such an adorable card - that otter is so cute and you've done a brilliant job colouring him!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jackie. The otter is so cute and fun. Love coloring with the Stampin' Blends. They make blending so easy. :)Delete
Such a cute card, need to ink my set upReplyDelete
Thanks Sue. I think you will find that once you start using this stamp set, it will be difficult to stop. The images are so cute and fun to use. :)Delete