Tuesday, July 18, 2017

AHSC #221

Hello everyone!  I'm back up on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog.  Michelle has provided us with a sketch this is similar to the AHSC #209.  I love this week's sketch and I love the fact that it only took me about 20 minutes to make my card!  To be honest, almost all the cards I make start out with a sketch that I have pinned.

Here is the sketch:

Here is the card I made:

The reason it only took me such a short time to make this card is because all the die cuts I used were already in my stash.  The sentiment and banner die cuts were sent to me by a member of the Facebook group Canadian Die Cut Exchange.  Every month the members who want to participate are paired up and they send each other die cuts as well as embossed papers using their embossing folders.  I have been the recipient of a lot of die cuts which I've used and will be using on my cards.  Truth be told, I have received some die cuts that I'm not sure what to do with but the majority of them are awesome!   The flower I had stamped and die cut a long time ago out of some scrap yellow card stock.  Whenever I have a small piece of card stock left over, I go through my dies and cut or punch out flowers, leaves, small butterflies etc.  I hate to throw out small pieces of card stock.  Waste not, want not!  I had already die cut the white card stock square as well.

I started my card with a white card stock base and added a layer of plaid paper from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid 6 x 6 paper pack.  I then added the banner die cut, the white square die cut which I popped up on 3D foam squares.  It was a bit fiddly applying the liquid glue to the sentiment die and that probably took the longest to do.  I then added the flower and some adhesive gem stones from Papermania to finish off the flower and card.  I love using embellishments on my cards and almost always add some bling or pearls.

It was such a nice day today that I took the card outside to take the photo.

I hope you can join us this week.  We would love to see what you make using the sketch as inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!
Anna/Oma - AHSC Design Team