Sunday, June 23, 2019

It Starts with Art for PP447

Hello there and Happy Sunday to you! I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. It’s time for another weekly challenge over at The Paper Players and this week, our dear Jaydee has created an awesome sketch for us. Unfortunately, Jaydee is taking a little time off from the design team right now as she is recovering from an injury, so Joanne has stepped up to host this challenge. Feel better soon, Jaydee! 
Sketch challenges are my favorite! I just love having a great “starting point” for a card to get the creativity going. The best part is that you can take the layout and make it as simple or as detailed as you’d like. 
I decided to finally ink up the It Starts with Art Bundle for my card this week. This is such a fun little set that celebrates everything crafty. One of my favorite stamps in the set is this little trio of coloring tools. You can never have TOO many pens, pencils or markers, can you? 

Today’s Colors: 
I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink and colored it in with Stampin’ Blends Markers. I also added some shimmery Wink of Stella Glitter Brush detail to a couple of the markers along with some coordinating pearl accents. Did you know that you can color your rhinestones and pearls with your Stampin’ Blends Markers? Yup, it’s super easy and really gives those accents a lot of extra versatility in your crafty supply stash.  

To dress up my card a bit more, I added some accents from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit. This little box has all kinds of fabulous coordinating accents including: 4 sheets (1 sheet eat of 4 colors) of die-cut felt accents, 12 paper clips (6 Coastal Cabana, 6 Blushing Bride), 3 yards Pacific Point Linen Thread, 3 yards Calypso Coral Linen Thread, 6 silver charms and an adorable box to hold everything in the kit. Those stitched felt accents are so stinking cute and I just love the fun texture they add. 

Card Measurements: 
  • Coastal Cabana Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Follow Your Art DSP - 3-3/4” x 5” 
  • Scraps of Crushed Curry to die-cut with Arts & Crafts Dies
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock - 1-7/8” x 5” 
  • Follow Your Art DSP - 1-3/4” x 5” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (stamped and punched with Banner Triple Punch) - 3/8” x 2-7/8” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Follow Your Art DSP (inside card) - 1-1/2” x 5-1/4” 
Finally, a look inside the card using a little more of the Follow Your Art DSP and a stamped and colored image. I’m leaving this card blank because it can be used for a few different occasions. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share a project using this awesome sketch. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday June 28th, 2019. 

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team

Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

This month’s Host Code is: 947N4XJD. If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using this host code between now and June 30th, you will receive a gift from me: a free project tutorial bundle. (see the sneak peek below)

If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), do NOT use the host code. You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive the gift from me. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie

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  1. I love this set Anne Marie so you had me at pretty pens! Of course, you can never have too many of those! Love the border detail and all the other cute details - the perfect crafter's card!

  2. I agree with Joanne, a perfect crafter's card! I love pencils, pencils and markers. There's nothing like a freshly sharpened pencil!

  3. Super cute card and how fun! Love the design and the colors of this! Awesome card, Anne Marie! :)

  4. How cute! No I agree, you can have to many pens and!

  5. What a fun card, Anne Marie! I love the edging you added to the panel. Awesome as always!

  6. Anne Marie, I just LOVE this card! The time it took you to color all those pens is quite the act of love! I would frame this card! The color combo is so cheery and I love the border you added to the panel. You made this sketch shine! Have a lovely weekend! XX


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