Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Around The World On Wednesday May Blog Hop Sketch 103 Challenge

It's time to hop along with the Around the World on Wednesday May Blog Hop and this month we have a Sketch Challenge to share with you. Our wonderful Design Team members will be sharing their projects and ideas using the sketch below to help spark your creativity. 
When I saw this month's Sketch Challenge, I knew that I wanted to incorporate a piece of designer series paper into my card design. I have been exploring new combinations using the Circle Sayings Bundle and I saw a design in the Bright & Beautiful 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper that I thought would work well for a ocean themed card design. The combination of Pretty Peacock and Lost Lagoon gave the design the look of waves, that I thought would pair perfectly with the seashells image from the Circle Sayings stamp set. To add some contrast, I used a strip of Pebbled Path cardstock that I embossed with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder, for the vertical panel on the sketch.  I love how this card design came together and the color combination of Pretty Peacock, Lost Lagoon, Pebbled Path, Petal Pink and Very Vanilla features some of my favorite colors. 
Products Used:
Circle Sayings Bundle (item #161355)
Timber 3D Embossing Folder (item #156406)
Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder (item #156505)
Bright & Beautiful 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (item #161449)
Pretty Peacock Cardstock (item #150880)
Lost Lagoon Cardstock (item #133679)
Pebbled Path Cardstock (item #161722)
Very Vanilla Cardstock (item #101650)
Lost Lagoon Classic Ink Pad (item #161678)
Pebbled Path Classic Ink Pad (item #161648)
Petal Pink Classic Ink Pad (item #147108)
Subtles Stampin' Write Marker Assortments (item #161698)
Blending Brushes (item #153611)
Classic Matte Dots (item #158146)
Pretty Peacock Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Lost Lagoon Cardstock
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4" Embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder
Pebbled Path Cardstock
1 Strip - 1" x 5 1/2" #Embossed with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder 
Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper
Accent Layer - 5" x 2"
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Large Circle punched out with the 2 3/8" Circle Punch
To create this beautiful card design, I started with a Pretty Peacock card base to coordinate with the piece of designer series paper I chose. For the card front, I chose to use Lost Lagoon, which is also featured in the designer series paper layer, and is a wonderful contrast for Pretty Peacock. I embossed the Lost Lagoon cardstock layer with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder to add texture that resembles sand from the beach. I gently sponged this layer using a Blending Brush and Lost Lagoon Classic ink to bring out some of the raised detail. I attached the designer series paper layer to the right side of the Lost Lagoon card front and then added the card front to the Pretty Peacock card base. For the vertical strip, I embossed the Pebbled Path cardstock with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder, to give the feeling of driftwood that you might find washed up on the beach. I attached it to the card front so that it covered the edge of the designer series paper layer. 
The focal image was created by stamping the seashells image from the Circle Sayings stamp set with Pebbled Path Classic ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. I then punched it out using the new 2 3/8" Circle Punch from the Circle Sayings Bundle. I added some color to the seashells using the Petal Pink Stampin' Write Marker and then added some soft color to the background using a Blending Brush and Petal Pink Classic ink. To complete the focal image, I stamped the Thank You image with Lost Lagoon Classic ink on the left side of the seashell and attached the circle to the card front. To complete the card design, I added several Very Vanilla Matte Dots. This soothing card design would work well for a variety of occasions and would also make a great masculine card design. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to try creating your own project using this Sketch Challenge. It's a great way to spark your creativity.
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  1. Great cards!! I like the blue one more but probably because I love blue !! At first I couldn't guess which designer paper you used! It looks so different than just party balloons! Very versatile. Thank you for sharing !

  2. So pretty! I like how you've stamped the seashells on the side!

  3. Your colour combination has really given this card a masculine feel. I like the side swoosh of seashells too. :-)

  4. Subtle and elegant card! Thanks for sharing!