Samantha’s Gleeful Gardens Inspiration

Our Card Sketch challenge gallery is filling up with super creative projects! So many great ideas for this sketch! The challenge will be open until Sunday, February 28 at 11:59PM ET. We are looking forward to seeing how the sketch inspires you!



Now, Samantha has a gorgeous Gleeful Gardens card to share with you!

I stamped the images from Gleeful Gardens, Oh Gnome! and Swan Soirée and then colored them in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! Once they were dry, I fussy cut them out!

I stuck with the warm colors for this card! I used various shades of pinks and reds, oranges and yellows! I decided to color the grass stalks in a warm yellow/brown to keep the feeling! I love that twist – 10 times out of 10 I usually just color it green!

I used some vellum squares to anchor the mini-scenes before I adhered them to the sketch! The sentiment was stamped below, and I used a white gel pen to color in the heart!

I popped up one mushroom per square (and the snail!) and then sprinkled some sparkling clear sequins to add some shine!

Thanks so much for sharing this delightful card with us, Samantha! It’s adorable!

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Happy crafting, friends! Have a wonderful day!

Happy Mail Card Sketch Inspiration with Jessica

Good morning!  Jess here with a card for our current Sketch challenge!  I’m taking a few liberties with the heart shapes in the sketch but I’m keeping a heart/love theme, so I think it works!

To start I smooshed Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink onto a piece of acetate. I spritzed the acetate with water and then pressed it to a piece of watercolor paper. I held it in place for a few seconds until the ink had a chance to absorb into the paper and then lifted the acetate. I spritzed it again and pressed it to the paper a few more times until I was happy with the look. Then I let it dry completely. Once it was dry, I spritzed it with shimmer spray and blotted off the excess.

While the panel was drying, I die-cut three envelopes and three hearts from Happy Mail with white cardstock. I pressed the hearts into each of my distress ink pads to match the background. Then I folded and adhered the envelopes together and attached each heart on top. 

Next, I stamped the owl and letter from Special Delivery with Copic-friendly Jet Black ink and colored them with Copic markers. I fussy cut them and then added him to my card with an action wobble. I added a sentiment from Special Delivery Box Add-On to complete the owl’s message and finished the card by adding some white gel pen accents and a little glitter to the hearts!

And that’s it! You have one more week to get crafty and I can’t wait to see how you interpret the sketch! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend! ~Jess

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Caly’s Cute Unicorn Card

Hi, Friends! It’s Caly with you today, sharing inspiration for the current Sketch Challenge!  This challenge runs through February 28 at 11:59PM ET. I hope my card gives you some ideas to participate!

Sketches are up for interpretation – although sometimes, I can get quite literal with it (which is what I did for my project on Monday’s post when the challenge started.  For this card, I decided to change it up and swap out the hearts from the sketch for images that are a bit more fun.

I used images from the Unicorn Picnic, All the Clouds, and A Little Sparkle sets to create my card today.  I stamped and colored using Copic markers.

Mane: [RV10, RV13, RV17], [Y11, Y15, Y38, E31], [BG11, BG34]
Clouds:  B0000, B00
Body:  W0, W2, W4
Hooves:  W7
Blush:  R30

My background is die-cut using the Outside In Stitched Rectangles using a piece of blue patterned paper from the Watercolor Wishes Petite Paper Pack.  Before attaching my images, to the card panel, I first adhered the unicorn to the clouds and added some Prisma Glitter, then Chunky Glitter to bling up my clouds.

I stamped my sentiment on the large cloud and embossed a part of it over black cardstock before fussy cutting around the scripted sentiment.  I then attached the images with foam adhesive to give it all lots of dimension and finished by embellishing with some iridescent jewels.

I hope you enjoyed this project!  Again, you’ve got until February 28 at 11:59PM ET to participate and we hope you’ll play along!  Thanks so much for stopping by today! ~Caly

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Happy Crafting friends!