Monday, July 17, 2017

Thanks So Much- Stick It Down Card Sketch

Hello! I have a couple of cards to share today! First up is a thank you card I made last week based on the July card sketch at Stick It Down:

I started by stamping the flowers and butterflies on my white card base. My original plan was to do a very basic card with the stamped background and a sentiment on  some vellum, but after I finished the stamping, I felt like the card needed more, so I went looking for patterned paper that would go with the colors I had stamped. This is not the usual order I do things, but it wasn't too hard. I found two papers that worked a some ribbon and attached them to my card front. I finished it off with a stamped sentiment.

My second card wasn't based on any challenges, I just played a bit with a new technique. I started by spreading Distress Stains in Abandoned Coral, Picket Fence and Mermaid Lagoon on an acrylic block. I sprayed that generously with water and then pressed it onto my water color paper panel. I ended up doing this a couple of times to get the saturation that I wanted. I printed my sentiment on vellum and immediately heat embossed it with silver powder. I added some die cut stars and stamped stars to the front of the card to finish it off. 


  1. Pretty cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.

    Colleen--DT for SID

  2. I love your fun butterfly card! Nice, bright colors, and a fun feel!

    Thanks for using our sketch as inspiration for your card!

    Evelyn, Stick it Down design team

  3. Both of your cards are wonderful! Love the way you used those butterflies and the patterned papers for sketch card. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing with us at Stick it Down this month!

  4. Pretty cards!, love the stamping on your butterfly card. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down.

  5. Beautiful stamping! Those butterflies are so pretty! Thanks for playing along at Stick it Down!

  6. Both cards are really pretty! I think the added paper and ribbon is perfect on your first card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stick It Down! -Lori DT

  7. what a lovely take of our sketch. both are pretty.Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down Challenge. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@SIDC