Inspire.Create.Challenges #005 | Season’s Greetings

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenges #005 | Season’s Greetings

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is my personal favourite, we are using a Sketch this week! I LOVE a sketch, partly because I LOVE moving all the elements around and making something that looks nothing like the sketch at all, and partly because I love seeing what other people do with them!

I haven’t altered the sketch very much this week because I needed a quick card because I was away at Stampin’ Up! OnStage last weekend time hasn’t been my friend.

Inspire Create Challenges Stampin' Up! sketch challenge

As the challenge coordinator for Inspire.Create.Challenges I have been aiming to keep our sketches nice and simple. One so that it’s not a lot of work for the AWESOME Design Team, but also to make sure they aren’t too complex for a new card maker to follow along with. I LOVE this sketch, you guys know how much I use my circle dies… and this sketch just gave me another excuse to get them out (not that I needed one!)

Silver Christmas Card for Inspire.Create.Challenges using Year of Cheer from Stampin' Up!

This card uses the lovely Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper (Can you tell I’m in love with this a bit at the moment, it was on my Christmas Countdown project last week too!). The paper does come in Whisper White, with Metallic foiling (Yum!), but I have added colour here with a Sponge Brayer. So, I had intended for the added colour to be Smoky Slate to match the card base, but apparently my Sponger Brayer wasn’t quite as clean as I thought I was! I made 8 of these, and some of them have more than a hint of Tranquil Tide about them!


Card Base – Smoky Slate – 21 x 14.85 cm, scored on the long edge at 10.5 cm

Whisper White Layer – 14.3 x 10 cm

Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper – 9.5 x 4.7 cm

Inspire.Create.Challenges Sketch Challenge using Year of Cheer from Stampin' Up!

The sentiment circle is taken from the Cheers to the Year stamp set. I decided to embrace the Tranquil Tide and go with some stamping and card stock in the same colour, while the sentiment picks up on the hint of metallic from the Designer Series Paper and is Heat Embossed in Gold.

I thought that was going to be the card finished, but it just looked a little bare. So, I hit my ribbon draw and came up with this really pretty 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White for some cute bows.

I cannot wait to see what you make with this sketch! Don’t forget to join in over at Inspire.Create.Challenges.

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