Christy’s Winter Narwhal Card Sketch Inspiration!

Hey friends, it’s Christy here with another card for our Card Sketch Challenge! On my first card earlier this week, I stuck pretty close to the original design. On this card, I’m going to mix things up a bit, and show you another way to interpret a card sketch!

But before that, I had to gather all my different elements together. I started by stamping out my images from Winter Narwhal, Beary Happy Holidays, and Making Frosty Friends. I colored them in with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the matching dies. Then I created a background with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink and added some white splatter and a few snowflakes. I trimmed out three little panels using the Stitched Simple Wavy Borders — two out of Moonstone cardstock and one out of the new Pearlescent Vellum. I stamped my sentiment in Moonstone ink on the bottom panel. Now I was ready for the assembly!

Referring back to the sketch, the first thing I did was flip it upside down. Then I took the middle horizontal divider and raised it up a bit. That gave me room to layer my three Wavy Border panels to my background. First the tallest, then the vellum so I could hide the glue under the third, the sentiment panel.

To represent the circle, I adhered the Narwhal up top, with the three fish (including the gift-wrapped little guy — so cute!) in a semi-circle below. I added the iceberg and two birds, which I colored to look (sort of) like puffins to take the place of the banner flags!

I adhered the entire panel to a Moonstone card base, and as a finishing touch, added a few sparkling clear sequins and a bit of Crystal Stickles glitter glue to the centers, as well as the scarves, gift bow, and narwhal horn.

And that’s it! If you’d like to see how this card came together, you can find the video tutorial on my YouTube channel Christy Gets Crafty!

I hope that gave you some new ideas on how to interpret a card sketch! I personally love sketches and use them all the time, so if you don’t, I hope this inspires you to give this one a try. We can’t wait to see what you create!

The Card Sketch Challenge will be open until Sunday, November 3, at 11:59PM ET. Come on, join the fun! There will be a random winner of a $25.00 gift card to from all the entries and a chance to be featured right here on the blog!


Have a great weekend, Fawnatics friends!

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 63 – Card Sketch

We have a fun challenge for you today and we hope you will have lots of fun with it! Use this card sketch as inspiration for your project! Follow it exactly or use your creative license to interpret it in a clever way!

We would love for you to share your creativity by linking up your crafty projects at the end of this post! Your project should feature Lawn Fawn stamps, dies and papers. This challenge will run for 2 weeks and be open until Sunday, November 3rd at 11:59PM ET.

For each challenge, we will randomly select an entry to receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn shop! We will also be highlighting a few of your fabulous projects at the close of each challenge! By linking your projects to our challenges you will give permission for us to post your work to this blog and our social media sites. Check out the How to Play page for a few guidelines to play along. We want this to be FUN so we’ll keep the rules to just a few!

Now let’s see how our amazing Design Team was inspired by the card sketch!

Christy‘s card is so beautiful! The silhouette of Santa’s sleigh flying over the moon and the snow frosted trees are from Ready Set Snow and they create a wonderful scene for the skating mouse!

Joyce‘s awesome design shows that she can think totally outside the box! Her Woodland Critter Huggers deer is the circle element and Mini String of Lights is the banner! How cute is this card?

Samantha followed the sketch pretty closely in making this awesome Halloween card! She combined Beam Me Up, Pick of the Patch, Hats Off to You and Holiday Party Animal along with Bunting Borders and a silver glitter Scalloped Circle! That inky green background is so cool!

Franci used the scripty sentiment from Mice on Ice to give the idea of a banner and Stitched Pond as the circle on her adorable card design! She added to the greeting using Offset Sayings: Christmas!

Samantha M flipped the sketch upside down! She used the Stitched Wave Borders as the banner and the half Rainbow as the circle! She finished her gorgeous design with Winter Narwhal and Christmas Fishes!

For everyone not ready to let go of Summer Karin created a beautiful card based on the card sketch! (Of course it’s still hot this week in So Cal so I’m more than ready for Fall!) Karin’s fun On the Beach scene uses the beach ball as the circle and the beach towel to suggest a banner!

Jessica‘s gorgeous card features Mice on Ice and Stitched Pond! The Stitched Snowflakes are a clever way to add the circle element from the sketch!

Caly got really creative and made a beautiful birthday shaker card! She used Stitched Cupcake and the cute little bunting from Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up for the sketch elements. Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables created the shaker window that works with the sketch! I love the Chunky Glitter on the cupcake frosting and the colorful “sprinkles” as shaker bits; it’s all in the details!

We will share Design Team inspiration for you over the next 2 weeks and we’ll announce our Featured Fawnatics and random winner for Challenge 62 tomorrow!

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