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PTI Day #6: A Sketch Challenge

by cbaptista on 02/10/2012

The challenge over at PTI today is to create a project based on one of the 5 provided sketches.  I chose to make a card from sketch #1:

The background is a patterned paper from an old DCWV stack sized to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and adhered to the white cardstock base.  The large flag was cut to 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  I hand cut the “V” and then trimmed about 1″ from the top.  The finished length is 4 1/2″.  I did it this way instead of cutting it down to size right away so that I could control the final length of the flag since I was hand cutting the “V”.  I didn’t want to come up too short.  (Don’t ask how I know…)  I then stamped the pattern onto the flag and purposely had it fade away towards the bottom.  As luck would have it, the size of that Martha Stewart background stamp was the perfect width that by centering the stamp, it left borders on the right and left sides of the flag.  I didn’t have to have the image bleed off of the flag if I didn’t want it to.  I really liked the clean look it gave by doing it this way.  I finished the tag off with a sentiment from the Happy Trails stamp set and adhered that right over the background.  I created the focal element by stamping the mat stack 2 die cut in Sea Breeze.  I stamped the little trail from Happy Trails and popped a Happy Trails butterfly die cut stamped in Pearlescent Purple ink onto the mat.  I finished it off by adhering a scalloped circle die cut right behind the mat stack and then adhering the whole thing onto the card using some foam adhesive.  I really liked the 5 sketches that were provided and hoped to have made more cards from them.  But, it’s getting late and I need my sleep so I think that’s all I’ll be able to do today.  I”m going to hang on to the rest of the sketches though and attempt them some other time.  Have a good night!


Paper: Lynx Digital Paper (100#), DCWV, Prima
Stamps (all PTI, unless noted): Mat Stack 2 Collection, Happy Trails, Background Patterns (Martha Stewart)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Sea Breeze (VersaMagic), Pearlescent Purple (Brilliance)
Other: (all PTI):  Happy Trails, Mat Stack 2 Die, Limitless Layers: 1-3/4″ Circle Collection

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  1. Really pretty card with a great color combination.

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