Monday, August 25, 2014

Case This Sketch #89 from "The Mess on my Desk"

Hello everyone!! It has been awhile since I have posted anything. We took a 10 day vacation to Europe and it took me about a week to recover. We spent five nights in London and five nights in Paris. It was a lot of fun and we saw a lot of things. However, as you know, you cannot see everything. I hope to post some photos later on this week.

Today I am playing along with the Case This Sketch blog and created a card for sketch #89. This is the first card I have made in over three weeks! It was nice to get my creativity on again! I made a baby card.

The jumping off point for this card was the stamped giraffe from PTI's "Sweet Baby" set that has been sitting on my desk for two months. When I create a card, I tend to die cut and stamp more images then I need just in case I make a mistake. Often they get thrown in a pile and are never used. Today I challenged myself to make as many cards as I could and the baby card is just one of six that I created. I could probably make at least twenty or more with my "extras."

Since the giraffe was in blue and had a read heart, I chose to use PTI Spring Rain card stock for the card base. To match the little heart, I chose to use a scrap piece of patterned paper that I cut into a rectangle and rounded the edges.

Over this, I adhered two vellum flowers, a red tag and a stamped banner. The banner I adhered with foam tape because I knew I wanted to tuck at least one sequin underneath it.

My last step was to adhere the stamped giraffe using foam tape. I added a twine bow and a googly eye to finish the card off.

I know these are unusual colors for a baby card but I think it came out nice. Sometimes thinking outside of the box can pan out!!

I am proud to say that everything I used on this card with the exception of the card base was a scrap or die cut that was thrown aside. How is that for creativity?

Here is the sketch that I followed:

That is all for today. Tune in tomorrow for another card "from what is on my desk."