today's card was made for ivarai's card challenge. when i start a sketch challenge the first thing i do is draw the sketch in my sketchbook, that way i have it sitting in front of my at my desk. it also helps get the sketch in my head and helps me start formulating ideas.
the next thing i did was decide my theme, i decided on a baby card, and picked my fiskars sweet pea baby stamp set. i decided i wanted my sentiment to be sweet pea, and immediately thought of cosmo cricket's garden variety papers-a perfect match! for my cardbase i used kraft cardstock cut to a standard sized card 5 1/4 x 4 1/4.
i cut my papers out to create the three square panels for the base part of the sketch then started adding my layers. i used my fiskars scalloped sentiment punch to make a scallop from black cardstock. (it's so funny as i'm writing this i'm realizing just how much fiskars product i used on this card) then used my fiskars paper trimmer to cut the cardstock so that i had a really thin scallop edge.
next i began distressing my designer paper. i used rangers distress ink in peeled paint, and also went around the edges lightly using vintage photo just to give it definition.
then i began working on the sentiment. i cut a 3 inch cylinder shape using my cricut and the george and basic shapes cartridge. then i stamped my sentiment on the cylinder shape using peeled paint distress ink, stamped it on white paper to cut out the body of the little pea-baby, then i stamped his little face on kraft cardstock to give him a skin tone face, and then i stamped the little baby hat on the cosmo cricket paper and cut it out.
because i was doing a baby card, buttons felt like the perfect embellishment. the three green buttons i purchased at wal-mart. i used white ribbon, tied it in a bow, and used a mini glue dot to attach it to the button. then adhered all three buttons using craft glue dots.
because i'd distressed all of the papers and used such dark colors on a baby card i decided to do some faux stitching with my white gel pen to brighten the card up.
as a final touch i added recollections black pearls.
i love this sketch, i'm definitely going to use it again, and i had a great time playing along with this challenge. if you want to play along all the info can be found HERE!
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