We have a great sketch challenge this week at Global Design Project.
I was talking to a friend the other day and she commented that she loves the cards she sees on my blog, but that most are just too difficult to re-create. I don't intentionally make difficult cards...I actually try to come up with a variety of techniques and styles just to keep things interesting. However, I remember what it was like when I only had a few supplies to work with and how frustrating it could be. So as I was working on this sketch challenge, I purposely did my best to make a card that doesn't require any special tools but still has a great custom look.
The supply list for this card is really quite modest. To keep it to a minimum, I cut a strip of Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP into a 4.25"x9.5" strip and then scored it 5.5" from the end. This is a nice, sturdy DSP so it can double as a card base. Another great thing about this paper is that it comes with the design pre-printed on one side. This really helped me stretch my supplies without sacrificing quality. Next, I cut a piece of 4.25"x2" Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. This acetate is more expensive than clear window sheets, but since it is pre-printed and reversible (gold on one side and silver on the other), a little goes a long way. I used some Tear & Tape Adhesive to attach the acetate to the card base. Next, I covered the seam with a piece of 1/8" silver ribbon. I tied the bow separately and attached it later with a mini glue dot. I stamped the greeting on the back of a scrap of the same paper so that the white would match the card base and then matted it on some silver foil cardstock. I attached the panel to the card base with dimensionals. This step also helped stabilize the acetate strip. To hide the adhesive, I covered the inside of the card with some matching paper. Finally, I added a few carefully placed rhinestones. The end result is a very classy, elegant card that is really quite easy to make. I hope I have inspired you to stretch your supplies without sacrificing quality.
We would love to have you play along with us this week. Be sure to check out what the other talented designers/players have created for this fun challenge at the Global Design Project Challenge Blog.
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SUPPLIES FOR THESE CARDS: