What a fun sketch the Diva Coffee Break Design Team has for you today! I wasn't at all sidetracked by the four-petal "flowers" in this week's sketch. It's February, and everything for me right now is Valentine's Day related (well, there's a birthday or two, and I'll be sharing those with you, too – but later). So those "flowers" turned into hearts in my mind, and on my card share for today!
Today I thought I'd share the actual sketch with you so that you can see how I interpreted it for my own card.
And my take on the sketch:
What's fun about a sketch is that it's meant to inspire you, not something that you copy element for element. You can still see that this has the same layout ideas as the sketch, but it's definitely not an exact copy.
The Designer Paper that I used on the top part of the card is one of the sheets from the Ice Cream Parlor Paper and Quick Accents pack in the 2011 Sale-A-Bration Catalog. That means that you can get this paper and die cut set FOR FREE! with just a $50 purchase of Stampin' Up! products – from any current catalog, including the Occasions Mini and the Decor Elements catalog. Nice! And that's how I got this set, too.
The Melon Mambo sheet has one edge with a scallop border print, and that punches up perfectly with Stampin' Up!'s Scallop Edge Border Punch. To firm up that thin element across the middle of the sketch, I added a strip of Old Olive Card stock – also punched with the Scallop Edge Border Punch. Then I placed the greeting (from the Stamp Set Teeny Tiny Wishes) in the lower right corner of the card and added two Old Olive brads to it which somewhat approximates the challenge for three brads down there.
The hearts were fun to make! I punched all three hearts with the Stampin' Up! Exclusive Sizzix Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit, and then matted the middle heart with the Heart Element from the Punch Windows Set that goes with the Movers and Shapers Sizzix Die. The lighter color throughout this card is Pretty in Pink.
Fun card to make! Why don't you head on over to the Diva Coffee Break Design Team Challenge page and upload one of your own cards using this sketch. I just know you'll have fun with it!