Jenn’s Ocean Shell-fie Inspiration

We can’t wait to see how this fun card sketch inspires you! The Card Sketch challenge will be open until Sunday, August 14th at 11:59PM ET.

Jenn joins us for a special Monday inspiration post! Her encouraging water themed card uses the Card Sketch in a fun way!

After creating an amazing watercolor background, Jenn arranged the Ocean Shell-fie critters in a diagonal pattern that follows the sketch. I love the ombré look of the Cole’s ABCs that Jenn created with Copic markers. She stamped the first part of the sentiment with Harold’s ABCs.

Jenn used Bubbles Stencil and Fairy Dust Stencil Paste to create the sparkly bubbles! She stenciled one row of bubbles, then allowed the paste to dry completely before stenciling more bubbles.

Thank you so much for this happy inspiration today, Jenn!


You have another week to create your Card Sketch challenge entries! We can’t wait to see your creativity!

Jessica’s Glittery Snowflake 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!

Good morning!  Jess here with a card for our current Card Sketch challenge!  Today’s card is a looser interpretation of the sketch but I think you’ll still see how I was inspired!

To start I blended a rainbow of distress inks over the first layer of the Snowflake Background Stencils.  I used spun sugar, dried marigold, scattered straw, cracked pistachio, salvaged patina, tumbled glass, and shaded lilac distress inks.  Once it was dry, I applied a thin layer of Fairy Dust Stencil Paste over the distress ink then removed the stencil and let it dry completely.

While it was drying, I stamped the Winter Big Scripty Words sentiment onto black licorice cardstock with embossing ink and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder before die-cutting it with the coordinating dies.  Once my panel was dry, I placed the second layer of the Snowflake Background stencils over the panel and applied another thin layer of Fairy Dust Stencil Paste and then let it dry.

Once everything was dry, I trimmed the panel down to 3.75” by 5” and adhered it to a top-folding card base.  I used liquid glue to add the sentiment to finish the card!

And that’s it!  You one more weekend to get crafty and I can’t wait to see how the sketch inspires you!!  Thanks so much for stopping by and have an amazing weekend! –Jess


Have a wonderful weekend! Happy crafting!