Challenges · Making Cards

MFT Sketch Challenge 360

Happy Monday and welcome back! I know I’m having a rough morning, returning to work after a week off! Hopefully your morning is better!

This week’s sketch challenge was a bit…well…challenging for me.

I just so happen to have the Mod Rectangle Stax, so I had the base shape. But the 2 stripes? That stumped me. I knew I could used images or something else, but still struggled. I ended up going with stripes…


The background was made with Alcohol ink (my first time trying them out). I used one of the Modern Rectangle staxs to trim it down. I used strips of the coated glitter paper that I had left over from the pad I bought from Michael’s for my work project. I stamped the sentiment from MFT’s Handwritten Holiday on vellum using Versamark ink and heat embossed in gold. I had added Stick It Adhesive to the vellum, so the whole piece of vellum had adhesive behind it. This is one way to get around most adhesive being visible  through the vellum. I wrapped the vellum around the card panel. To finish the card I added Pretty Pink Posh’s Gold Confetti Sequins. The card base is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb.

Like a lot of the sketch challenges, it’s not my favorite card, but I still like it. It’s not a layout I would pick on my own. But that is the point of the challenges, to get you to think out of the box. And, it gave me a reason to use one of the alcohol ink backgrounds I have been sitting on. I can’t seem to bring myself to use the other backgrounds, they are so pretty. I’m still trying to decide what to do with them, but once I figure it out I’ll write a post. I can’t share a tutorial, as I’m still not sure what I am doing. Check out some post by Jennifer McQuire, or search for some Tim Holtz demos on YouTube.

Thanks for stopping by!



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