Caly’s Sketch-Inspired Poinsettia Card

Hi friends, Caly here! Thanks for joining us today for more inspiration for the current Card Sketch challenge!  There are a few days left to participate and I hope you’ll play along!  This challenge ends on December 19th at 11:59pm EST.  Are sketch challenges difficult for you?  They used to be for me because I would get really literal, but I’ve learned to tell myself that the sketches are meant to be inspiration – you can interpret them however you like!

The stars can be help you envision a scene, or a background using a different shape.  My card today uses the Stitched Poinsettia dies.  I used multiple poinsettias to create a background over a colorfully inked panel.  Last Monday when this challenge began, I used little wreaths that I die-cut in rainbow colors.  Be sure to check out what the other Design Team Members have created – we share inspiration every day!

I die-cut my poinsettia using the small and medium petals to create smaller poinsettia – there is a larger die too.  I also used the smaller of the two leaves from the Stitched Poinsettia die set to pair with my smaller poinsettia.  I die-cut the red using Chili Pepper cardstock and the centers and leaves using Cilantro cardstock.

To give my flowers more interest, I ink-blended the poinsettia with Lawn Fawn Cranberry Dye Ink and the leaves with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Ink.  Once all the ink-blending was done, I pieced them together using liquid glue and set them aside to work on a background.

I really wanted my panel to glow and used a new color combination using Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks.  I attached all my poinsettia and leaves directly to this ink-blended panel and finished by attaching an embossed sentiment from the Ho-Ho-Holidays stamp set and finished with a few iridescent sequins.

I hope you like it!  Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope it inspires you to create!  Remember, the Card Sketch challenge ends December 19th at 11:59pm EST!  Have a wonderful day!


Happy Crafting!

Samantha’s Sketch Inspired Magical Christmas Card

Our Card Sketch Challenge 114 will be open until Sunday, December 19th at 11:59PM ET. We hope our fun sketch will inspire you and you will join us! Click HERE to go to the challenge post to enter your project!

Samantha‘s beautiful Christmas card takes its design cue from the Card Sketch! She substituted Stitched Snowflakes for the stars and included the magical Frosty Fairy Friends for good extra added cuteness! I love how she used traditional colors along with pretty Pixie Dust Sparkle cardstock for the snowflakes!

Thank you so much for this delightful inspiration, Samantha! It’s so beautiful!


Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Crafting!

Franci’s Winter Otter and Snowflake Design!

Our Card Sketch Challenge 114 will be open until Sunday, December 19th at 11:59PM ET. We hope our fun sketch will inspire you and you will join us! Click HERE to go to the challenge post to enter your project!

Franci created a clever design! She arranged Stitched Snowflakes base on the sketch, then covered them with vellum and a Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frame. It creates a soft and pretty look!

She layered Winter Otter on an Outside In Stitched Snowflake as a cute focal point, then she added her greetings from Winter Big Scripty Words! She used Grape Soda ink on Ballet Slippers cardstock!

Thank you, Franci for inspiring us today!


We can’t wait to see the challenge gallery fill up with your sketch inspired creativity!