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.