Monday 6 April 2015

Sketch #31

Good afternoon crafty friends and welcome my post to announce a new sketch challenge over at STAMPlorations. I do like a sketch so I had real fun with this one. Here is my take on it.

This is the sketch that we are asking you to use.

I saw a post from Cornelia that referred me to a link to a video by Laura Basson at Make it Monday. It was all about double partial die cutting. I love finding new ways for combining dies and I loved this idea as well as the colours she used. I used an Avery Elle word die and a Spellbinders Label 25 die to make the die cuts. The first time I managed to cut the whole word out, so be careful with the cutting!  I used Bloom Sketches text for the embossed white sentiment and Vignette: Electic Florals to stamp the flowers and leaves before cutting them out. I used DI in matching colours so you have to look hard to see the stamping.

You can see the orange and green but not so well on the yellow. I added some punched circles to the centers of the flowers. I haven't coloured the panel under the hello as Laura did, as the word takes up quite a lot of space. I popped up the panel on pads onto a A6 white base to finish.

Don't forget you can use stamps by other companies in projects that you enter to our challenges but we ask that you please not use our challenges for the sole purpose of promoting another stamp company if you are a design team member of that company. If you have our stamps and/or stencils in your stash, we'd be tickled if you use them!

As usual Shery is offering the following prizes:-
(voted by the design team)
prize: 2 stamp sets (3" by 5") if you use STAMPlorations stamps, 1 stamp set if you don't
+ guest designer spot in a Sketch Challenge
Top picks
prize: 3 digi stamps 
+ the option to be a guest designer too in a Sketch Challenge if you will use  STAMPlorations digi stamp (to be provided )OR if you already have STAMPlorations clear stamps
All winners and top picks will receive a personalized guest designer badge that they can display on their blogs, as well as a STAMPlorations guest designer watermark.
Frequent Players Spotlight. Play in all 3 challenges for the month for entries to the random draw. Prize is always going to be a stamp and stencil pack valued at $10.

So no excuses to have a go and join us.
Pop over to the DT's blogs for more inspiration and info on their designs and check out our fab GDs.
Pooja GD
Becca DT
Tenia DT
Wei Wei DT

I would like to join the fun over at -


  1. Such a delightful take on the sketch and colour inspiration. Loving the framed hello.
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  2. What an awesome take on the sketch! Love the colours you used and that double partial die cutting is really cool! Love it! :-)

  3. Very pretty card and wonderful colors. I watched this video too, but haven't had a chance to try it. Love the way it looks. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  4. Awesome job with the dual die cutting [doesn't Laura rule!] -- Thanks for joining in at AAA & JUGS!

  5. Another amazing card Jules, gorgeous colours and what a great technique (off to have a butchers!!) Hope you are having a sunny day. xx

  6. This is so pretty Jules, very clever technique.

    Hugs and love

  7. Very pretty and clean design with die cut! Love it!

  8. So pretty! I just love the bright, cheerful colors you used on this!
    Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology! :)

  9. Going to check out that double die cutting it looks so effective on your card. I love the pretty Spring scene you've created. Thanks for playong at AAA Cards.

  10. GREAT job double partial die cutting Julie:)

  11. So pretty Jules. I have given the double partial die-cutting a try twice with no success. Looks like you have mastered it! :) Love the bright and cheerful colours you've used. xx


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