Tuesday, April 16, 2013

SEM April Sketch Challenge- New and Improved!

Yesterday at Scrapping Everyday Miracles a new sketch challenge was posted.  This month we added a card sketch as well as a layout sketch!  Both sketches are from PageMaps, which are fabulous sketches to work with!

I decided to use the card sketch to make a birthday card for my sister-in-law whose birthday was yesterday.  You can check out the sketches here. 

I started with the floral patterned paper as my base and pulled colors from that paper for my other layers.  I didn't have the right color of blue ink to match the background paper, so I stamped the pattern on the green cardstock with Versamark and then rubbed chalk over it.

Our scrap twist this month is to use washi tape on your project.  I have been inspired by the projects I have been seeing lately with woven paper strips and ribbon.  I decided to try the technique with washi tape.  It worked great!  Washi tape isn't super sticky, so you can pull it up when you need to go under it and then stick it back down when you need to go over it.  I wove the tape pieces on green cardstock and then trimmed off the ends.  Finally, I used a border punch along the bottom of the piece for a pretty decorative edge.  

Head over to Scrapping Everyday Miracles and check out what the rest of the team did and try your hand at the sketch as well, there is a great prize up for grabs!

Cardstock- Bazzill
Patterned Paper- Chatterbox, Provo Craft
Flowers- Petaloo
Stamp- Stampin Up, Stampendous
Ink- Tsukineko, Ranger
Chalk- Oriental Trading Co.
Tape- Targer- My Mind's Eye
Twine- Pink Paislee
Gems- Recollections
Other- vellum, brad


  1. such a pretty card. I love how you used the tape on this...very neat.

  2. Love the tape technique and such a pretty palette!