Hello, it’s Saturday so today I have another Crazy4Challenges challenge. This week is a sketch challenge ( for those of you who may not know a sketch challenge is when the team is given a sketch and we have to use the sketch as inspiration to make the card), I also decided to challenge myself by choosing a colour palette that is a little outside my comfort zone. The orange colour is called Tangerine Tango and before this card, I have never used it, it came in mix packs of cardstock and it was accumulating in my drawer so I thought I would give it a go once I found the bright striped paper I was going to use.
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So this is the Sketch for this weeks Challenge
And this is my card
The card is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ square card cut out of the Tangerine Tango Coloured cardstock. The paper I used to make this is from KALEIDOSCOPE, it is a coordinating set. I cut a 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ square of the light blue and adhered it to the card base. Then I cut a triangle out of the striped piece making sure to keep the lines straight and that it would fit the blue piece with a little bit of a border, I sponged the light blue with Island Indigo ink so it would pop against the background.
I thought it would be fun to make the circles into shaker boxes, I cut some of the heart designs out of scraps of the paper I have been using and I cut out circles frames as well. It was hard to make them perfectly symmetrical so I purposely made them asymmetrical. I cut some windows out of acetate and I used some foam circular shaped adhesive (SU used to sell) I adhered the circles where I wanted them and I added the little hearts inside the circles and the shaker bits. The shaker bits are actually little beads and flakes that are meant for manicures, I found them cheap and I thought they would be fun in shaker boxes. Then I closed up by adding the window and the coloured circles. I also added a few faux water drops.
Where I put my greeting is where there should be a bow (as per the sketch) but I tried that originally and it just didn’t look right so I opted to add the bow on the inside and put the greeting where the bow should be. I cut the greeting out three times, layered then added to the card front
Now for the inside, I wanted there to be some fun on the inside as well so I used Karen Burnistons Circle Twist die set https://karenburniston.com/snowman-twist-circle-die-set/ and I was originally hoping to add a circle to each side, the die is intended for one circle and for the direction on the pop up to pop to the middle, (picture that I have the card opening like a book as opposed to opening up ) but I am using both sides of the mechanism so having two circles jammed it up and it wouldn’t close, and since I had already cut and assembled the mechanism I had to make shapes that would work, so after a few tries I got these rectangles with the corners rounder to work. They seem a bit small for the size of the card but they add interest. The message stamped is from a Stampin’ Up stamp set.
I added borders top and bottom using the same patterned paper as used in the front and I also used some more circles to decorate the inside, some of the circles are the scraps left over from cutting the windows for the front. I added some hearts and stars cut out from the same paper and some more faux water drops. I also added the Tangerine Tango ribbon (new in package, I’ve had for years 🙄) where the border meets the card base and added a fork bow to the bottom ribbon. Fork bows are cute and easy. Here is a video link, video is not me https://youtu.be/6mjlooNdJAw I actually used a serving fork to make the bow a little bigger and I double looped it.
To see other cards using the Circle Twist die set https://mymessycraftroom.me/2018/09/08/here-kitty-kitty/