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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

JustRite Friday Challenge #060: Sketch

Hi everyone! I am about to head out for the Kansas City Creating Keepsakes convention but before I leave I wanted to share my creation for this week's JustRite Friday Challenge. This week's challenge was to create something with this sketch...

And here's my take on it...

This card morphed numerous times before it was actually completed. I knew right away when I saw the sketch that I wanted to work with the new Spellbinders Poinsettia dies and the Flower Pot. After trying a few things, I decided to make my card base clear and I removed the top third of the front so that when you opened the card, some of the poinsettias would remain on the inside of the card. After creating the clear card base, I die cut the second to largest Flower Pot using the die cut on a fold technique. This way, the inside of the clear card front wouldn't show the adhesive from the front. ;) Next I set to work on my poinsettias. First, I cut, embossed and inked each petal layer then used my red Copic Spica Glitter Pen to add some shimmer to the embossed area on each petal. I shaped them with my McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Mat then assembled each flower. For the poinsettia centers, I used some pearl floral accents from my local craft store, colored them with my Y28 Copic Marker and covered them with Gold Stickles after I adhered them into place. I tied a piece of plain white seam binding to the front of my flower pot, topped it off with a Melissa Frances keyole then added a Poinsettia leaf and the sentiment. The sentimet is from the Happy Everything Tag kit and was cut using a piece from my Scallop Pennants. When opened, the card looks like this...

Two of the poinsettias remain on the inside of the card front along with another leaf. The inside sentiment is from the JustRite 2 3/8" Something Sweet - Christmas set. It was cut using my Circle Nestabilities then layered on a Fancy Tags Two. Both pieces are adorned with the coordinating Nestabling.

Christmas will be here before you know it!! I am planning a card making day with a friend soon. How 'bout you?

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6 comments:

My Sheri CRAFTS said...

Oh how clever! I have those dies too but hadn't thought of using them together like that? GORGEOUS!

Mary Jo said...

Very clever. This looks like a fun card to have made.

Karen said...

Stunning card, Katie, and I know I'll be trying the card design as well. Love how the top third is inside.

Laurel said...

This is stunning!

Marge said...

WOW -- very unique and very clever, Katie!!! LOVE it!!!

Liz Weber said...

Fantastic card Katie, such a WOW card. Loving the flowers!