Just Add Ink have a Sketch Challenge this week. When I first looked at the sketch I was a bit stumped about how I was going to approach this sketch and then I decided to look through my stash of scrap papers and here is what I came up with.
Paper: Old Olive, Jolly Holiday DSP (retired), Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Owl Punch 1 ” Circle Punch, Paper Piercer, Glue Pen, Swiss Dot embossing folder, black marker
I started with some scrap Old Olive cardstock that was 9.5 cm x 30.5 cm. I then trimmed and embossed some Whisper White cardstock to be slightly smaller than the base card and adhered it to the base card. I then added the 1″ Cherry Cobbler circle, a piece of Jolly holiday DSP and a piece of Basic Gray cardstock. I stamped the Birthday Greeting from the apothecary stamp set on to some scrap Whisper White cardstock and then added a slightly bigger piece of Old Olive as backing to the sentiment. I added the sentiment to the base card. I felt that the card seemed a bit simple, so I decided to tweak the card by piercing the corner of the grey cardstock. It is better to think of these things before adhering to cardstock :). As a result, the piercing did not look so clean so I used a black marker to define the holes better. I then punched out what seemed like a million little black eyes using the Owl Punch. I adhered the black dots over every second pierced hole. I think the effect looks good. I wouldn’t have thought of it, if I had pierced the paper before adhering it to cardstock.
There you have my take on this week’s challenge.