Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Grad Card for AHSC #206

Hello again, crafty friends!  Today I've got a graduation card based on another awesome sketch by Michelle Stewart for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #206.

details:  I have used this technique before but wanted to revisit it as I have more materials to choose from for embellishments, such as this silver shimmer trim and metallic silver paper for the banners and black shimmer trim for the horizontal stripe.  I used Black Memento Ink with the Diploma Day stamp set.  Once again, I have created my own custom background by inking up the back of a long, narrow stamp (in this case, the line of cross-stitches image from the retired Typeset WOTG set)  in Lagoon and a stitched line image (from the retired Circle Around set) in black, and then used my ruler and silver metallic marker.  Just line up the blank card base on the diagonal lines of your VersaMat and line up your stamps on the horizontal or vertical lines of your choice to create a quick and easy faux plaid background that can be customized in any colors you choose, which is a great way to create a graduation card in your school's colors!

We would love to see your take on this fun and versatile sketch, too!  As always, you have until 10 pm Eastern Daylight Savings time/11 pm Central on Sunday, 4/9/17, to link your project HERE.

Happy crafting!  ~~  Annette

No comments:

Post a Comment