Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Double Card Challenge: Stash and Sketch

Hi there, Carla here with a card project. With a couple of friends' birthdays coming up, I wanted to make a card or two. While deciding what to do, I ended up taking on not one challenge, but two! 

First, our friend Tara over at Spot of Tea Designs posted a card-making use-your-stash challenge. I previously blogged here and here about how I like to make cards from my paper scraps, so I was all in for that.

Then, while surfing for inspiration, I found this card sketch site: Seize the Sketch.  Their most recent sketch was just what I needed to break out of my card-making rut. Here's the sketch:

I went through my stash of scraps for some coordinating colors. I decided pink would be a good color for one particular friend, and so with the sketch as my guide, I ended up making this card:

This card was so fun to create that I decided to make a few duplicates to have on hand the next time I need a girly birthday card!

Striped paper: 7 Gypsies
Dotted paper: Martha Stewart Crafts
Embossed pink cardstock
Cream cardstock
Heart and flower stickers: K&Company
Pink gemstones: Martha Stewart Crafts
Sentiment stamp: Inkadinkado
Embossing pad: Versamark
Embossing powder: Stampin' Up!



  1. this is so pretty!!! Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch!!

  2. Great card, Carla! Glad I could inspire you a bit!

  3. This s great Carla! :) Looks awesome!

  4. Hi Carla, thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, and I'm so delighted I've come over to express my appreciation, because WOW! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Have to love it when the 'scraps' combine to create something soooooo lovely!

  5. A wonderful mix of patterns and sparkle on this Carla!

  6. So many "pretties" on this card, love it!

  7. So pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  8. Just lovely! I really like all the embossed and layered elements. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  9. What a happy card :) LOVE it!! Thanks for playing along with Seize the Sketch, hope to see you again.