Clean & Simple Card Making 2 – Day 6 – More Sketches

By Taheerah | 5th February 2013 | 29 Comments

Hey everyone! How are you doing?

This is my second post of the day. To see my latest card in my 14 Days of Valentine’s Cards series click here or scroll down. 🙂

Well, it feels like forever since I posted homework for the Clean & Simple Card Making 2 class! I’m back today to feature the homework for Day 6:

Day 6’s homework was to use another of the provided sketches. I settled on this one:

And here’s what I did with it!

A bit of a loose take on the sketch, but that’s a good thing! I think I am finally getting the hang of sketches – I used to interpret them far too literally, but I think I’ve learned to take a more creative approach now. 🙂

I started with a Stamper’s Select White cardstock panel and die cut the letters using PTI’s Block Alphabet die collection.

I then placed the panel onto my card base and traced where my letters for ‘hi’ would go.

Next I took another small panel of cardstock and coloured it by misting with Heidi Swapp Primose Colour Shine Mist. Love this stuff! Once dry I adhered it in place using some Scor Tape.

I went back to my panel to take a look at what I wanted to do next. I didn’t want to use twine on my card so I interpreted that into the airmail lines along the bottom, which I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. They are actually the giant chevrons from the Waltzingmouse Stamps’ Woodgrain set – see, I really can’t stop using it!!

I then adhered the panel to the base using foam squares. I usually use Pinflair but this time I just felt like a change, y’know?

For my interpretation of the heart I decided to add a tiny heart instead to dot my ‘i’.  I die cut it using the Simon Says Stamp Mini Hearts Set and coloured it with the same Heidi Swapp mist. I adhered a tiny rhinestone to it then added it to my panel using Pinflair Glue Gel. And I was all done!

I would love to know what you think of this card. I’m happy with it overall, but my critical eye has spotted a few things I’d like to change. Oh well! Thanks so much for stopping by, see you again soon friends!

29 thoughts on “Clean & Simple Card Making 2 – Day 6 – More Sketches”

  1. Hi Taheerah! Another fabulous card by YOU! I am not surprised you are highlighted again, you always come up with the unique and different. I like your interpretation of the sktech…I think it is perfect! Way to go girl! Will be keeping my eye on you!

  2. This is awesome. I think it's perfect and the hi was like a light bulb going off when I saw it on your card. I too never realized h and I were together in the alphabet to make for hi. Duhhhhh lol.

  3. I love, love your card. I have never actually thought of using the "h-i" in the alphabet to make a card. In fact, until you used it in your card, I didn't even realize "hi" came together in the alphabet. Thank goodness for people like you to give us these awesome ideas.

  4. I think you should poke out that critical eye and go with the other two regular ones you have. This card is seriously brilliant! Perfectly, seriously, brilliant!!

    Thanks so much for the how-to, too!

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