Monday, January 20, 2014

HOC C&S Sketch 3

Well a new year has arrived and we are into a new session of House of Cards Challenges.  This month we are looking at a Sketch Challenge.
Now trying to keep this card in the Clean and Simple style may pose a challenge to you but the easiest way around the background for me was to emboss it.  This still left plenty of "white space".
 Starting with the Modern Wallpaper embossing folder I embossed the upper portion of the card only.  This gave the illusion of the darker colour on the sketch.  Then using the Apothecary Accents I die cut two of the coloured CS and one white.  The white one I stamped using the words from the French Foliage stamp set and the coloured CS was used to create a frame around the white.

Then using the Beautiful Wings sizzlet die I die cut three sets of butterflies.  The largest was used for the top and then two of the smaller ones were used as the base to create the 3D effect of the butterfly.  You can see the smaller butterflies on the picture below.

The butterfly was then attached to the frame and using dimensionals adhered to the card base.  

When creating a Clean and Simple card you want just that.  I would have preferred to do just stamping, but when I saw the sketch this vision immediately popped into my head.

I hope you like what I have come up with.  We have some new talented Designers with us for this next six month period and I hope that you will take the time to see what they have envisioned for this sketch.  Then once you have seen what everyone else has come up guessed it, it's your turn.  Have some fun with this sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.


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  1. This is SO soft and pretty, Nancy! I adore the texture and I LOVE how you popped the butterfly up!!! HUGS and have a great week! Mynn xx

  2. Gorgeous card Nancy! Love the embossing And the apothecary accent die cut.

  3. Great job with the sketch,I love the pale blue colors!

  4. A beautiful setting for this magnificent butterfly, that you have embellished in a very original way. A very elegant creation!!!
    Rosi x

  5. Hi Nancy
    Finally some free time to stop by and say hello to a fellow team mate.
    Your card is stunning. Love the embossing.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  6. This is so pretty, love the butterfly.
    Ang HOC DT

  7. Beautiful card I love the elegant simplicity of it.