Eh up ducks! My sketch this week takes its inspiration from Pinterest once again. I like the monochromatic colour scheme and the simple design of this birthday card.
My original idea was to make this using navy, white and a hint of yellow. This plan failed when I realised I had no navy twine or button to match. A fumble through my supplies turned up a slightly alternative colour combination for this Christmas card - oh yes, I changed the occasion too!
Your challenge today, should you choose to accept it, is to use the sketch in any way you like. This post will self-destruct....
Sketches and Templates
For those who find sketches useful, I am providing a zip file of downloads too.
There are two sizes:
2Peas-Cardtober20A - A4 size where the card is halved to make a C6 size base of 4.13 x 5.845-inches
2Peas-Cardtober20B - letter size where the card is halved to make an A6 size base of 4.25 x 5.5-inches
In the zip file you will find:
2Peas-Cardtober20A.psd - Photoshop template size 4.13 x 5.845-inches
2Peas-Cardtober20B - Photoshop template size 4.25 x 5.5-inches
2Peas-Cardtober20 - SVG for both card sizes suitable for Silhouette Studio
2Peas-Cardtober20A and B - a JPG image of the sketch in both sizes
warrior1991 that's a great card! Oh, I have trouble with multiple twine lengths, and your bow is neater than mine. I spent at least an hour trying to tie my bow! I like the different look, the diecut stars on top instead of cut out. A little detail can often change the look entirely; I considered it myself but sticking down multiple stars I though was asking too much
I tried but adapted quite a bit - I only had a biggish star die - my smaller ones are combined with other shapes on 2x2 dies - and I don't have twine...and I flipped it horizontally... I should probably find where DD12 put my laptop and hook it back up to the cricut...
JaneB- Thank you for this card idea. As for tying bows have you tried tying them upside down? (ie put the top of your card at the bottom & tie your bow. I don't know why, but that trick works for me- at least a little better. LOL than my usual all thumbs look.
I, um, thought the focus was more on the monochromatic color, the twine, and the button, and I sort of took liberties with the sketch. I rotated the design to be landscape, and I used a leafy border die cut instead of stars. I did use green and white twine, but since I had no green buttons, I used a chipboard label that the twine was attached to. I sponged the white cardstock with green ink to help with the monochromatic requirement.
Linda it's a good idea to turn the card on landscape, it certainly works well with the larger stars, and it's a very pretty card You can always hook up your Cricut another time, perhaps for a batch of Christmas cards where it will be worth the effort
JaneB - Thank you for this card idea. As for tying bows have you tried tying them upside down? (ie put the top of your card at the bottom & tie your bow. I don't know why, but that trick works for me- at least a little better. LOL than my usual all thumbs look.
You know, I haven't. I'll give it a go next time I need a bow, thank you. Or perhaps even sideways like CoffeeCrafter , surely some success should be possible
scrapnnana thank you, I'm glad you liked it. I think your idea of a leafy diecut works brilliantly and I love the soft greens. I have very few usable buttons, I was just lucky this time, and your chipboard sentiment with the twine either side is another wonderful addition. One of the best things about these challenges is seeing how they can be done differently to suit what we have - and the results are fabulous