Cardztv Design Team

Friday, December 16, 2016

Cardztv Sketch Challenge Seven

Hi crafty friends!

Are you ready for another one of 
Cardztv Sketch Challenges??

Keep in mind the sketches are to start
your creative mojo!  You don't have to follow them
exactly, but use them for inspiration.

I used Sketch 12 but turned the squares on the front
so the front square would accommodate by
set of trees.  I used an embossing resist technique that 
I saw on a YouTube video and I loved it so
much I wanted to recreate it.


I embossed the set of trees with clear embossing ink
and clear powder.  Then I used some Tim Holtz blue distress ink
and began sponging in the center of my trees and to 
the outside.  I made sure that I got out all the way so
all of the trees would show up.  I added some white gel
pen dots to look like snow and some sequins for sparkle.

What you cannot see is the sparkle mist I sprayed
lightly on the trees.  Close up it is stunning.

Here is the same card on my tree!


I love using non-traditional colors for Christmas.
I am over the moon for this plaid.

My stamp set is the Big Holiday Wishes set!
Love these larger fonts - perfect finish on the front
on it's own banner stamped with black ink!

Are you ready to try your hand at a sketch challenge?
Head over to Cardztv and leave a link to your project.
You have until December 29th!

I can't wait to see your creation!

Cathy

Friday, December 2, 2016

Cardztv Sketch Challenge - Dec 2

I have to confess.  I LOVE MARY'S SKETCHES!

Why?  Mary has done all the thinking for me.  All I have
to do is pick out my papers, images and sentiments.
The rest has been done for me!

Before Mary even created her wonderful stamps, I was
an avid fan of her YouTube channel.  I had a notebook and I was
always writing down the dimensions of each layer so I could recreate
what she was showing.  Now we have the sketches, that she
has already put together and the dimensions WORK!

This week we are challenging you to use sketch 7 or 8.

I chose sketch 8 (it's one of my favs!)


I had a total knee replacement almost 3 months ago so I find my 
evenings are more relaxing while I'm recuperating.  I love to color so
I have many images that I have colored and cut out.  I have them in 
a large "pill" container so when I want to create a card I have 
the images ready.  This is so fun!!!


Here is a closer look.  I used Winter Cheer Stamp set
from Cardztv.  This set has so many terrific sentiments - it's
perfect for the cold winter months.

I hope you enjoyed my card and I have inspired you to
create your own card with Mary's sketches.

You have until December 15th to enter and link your
card on Cardztv website.

Thank you for stopping by!

Cathy