Monday, March 29, 2021

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?

I love the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.  I thought I had the perfect die cuts to use for it. Well, I do, but I soon realized that the idea I had was looking from inside a window to the outside and those dies were obviously meant to be the outside looking in. 
So the question became do I change my idea or do I plan this card as a 'thinking-outside-the-box' card?  I chose the latter. 

I created a rainbow using the four different colors of patterned paper. I don't know about you, but I think it's pretty stinkin' cute!  The vellum steam was an afterthought. I like it but I believe I could have done it better had it been a forethought.

Here's the sketch for this week.

I hope you'll consider playing along and post your card on the AHSC blog!  Whether you decide to play along or not, check out the blog for lots of inspiration!

Use this link for a rundown of products used to make this card. 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Beautiful Butterflies

I love the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge sketches, but do you know what I like even more?  Using them as inspiration in my attempts to think outside the box. My brain likes to focus on what it actually sees, and trying to look beyond is my personal challenge to find my own creativity. 

This sketch #412 at AHSC. My brain sees the ribbon and thinks that is what I must use. Not this time, brain. 

Instead I did decide to use the general shape, but my interpretation used a butterfly. Here are my two takes on this sketch. 

I hope you'll try your hand at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. It's lots of fun and really sparks the creative juices. 

To see what I've used making these cards just follow this link

Monday, March 1, 2021

One Sketch, Two Takes

Welcome to another edition of Altantic Hearts Sketch Challenge by Betsy.  I took a look at this weeks sketch and my first thought was its designed for a slimline card. However, I didn't feel like doing a slimline card so read on for my adaptation.  First of all, here is sketch #410 that we are working from this week:

This sketch inspires so many ideas - a slimline card, a three part shaker card, a three season card, a divided scene card... and so on.  What does it say to you?  

For me, I immediately thought of an older stamp set I have and a brand stinkin' new one.  Let's visit the older one first. 

Birthdays are always being celebrated and we always need cards for them. Per the sketch I created a Cricut cut background for the three images that are the focal point of this card.

This was a fun card to create and has all you need to celebrate a birthday - balloons, presents and cake!  Of course your favorite people, too, but those are a given. I love this combination of script for the sentiment. It's two stamps so can be used many ways. 

A brand new stamp set just coming available on March first is the basis for this next sketch rendition. I love this set so much and just had to create with it! 

Lets see what you can do with the Altantic Hearts Sketch #410. I'm sure you have some great ideas! 

For more information on the Close to my Heart products I used, follow this link to the details.  Betsy's Sketch #410 details.

Until next time...