Hello and welcome to another weekly challenge post for the iSpy Sketch Challenge blog. I love being on the iSpy DT as not only does the lovely Kim provide us with some awesome weekly sketches to play with but we meet some really talented card makers as we spotlight their cards that inspire our sketches. I do hope you can join in the fun this week. Just head over to the blog to learn more - here.
Now this weeks challenge was inspired by the creative and talented Chris Franco (allamericanstampers at SCS) and is based on this card.
It's a great way to use up scraps of paper and cardstock, which is what I did with a left over paper pad from a class I ran at Scrappy Hollow back in September using the Kaisercraft Mint Twist range. I love the Kaisercraft 6 1/2" paper pads as not only do they have miniaturised patterned paper but they also come with pre-made embellishments and borders which are just perfect for quick card making projects (you can see what I made with the ladies in class here).
So here is the card I created:
To begin with I cut a card front measuring 4 inches x 5 3/4 inches or 10cm x 14.5cm and used this as the base for constructing the star burst. To create the star burst pieces I started with strips of paper measuring 4 inches x 1 1/2 inches or 10cm x 4cm and cut these diagonally in half. I then decided where I wanted the star burst to be centred and how far down on the card I wanted it to go. I then laid my first two pieces across the card. From here I then kept adding pieces until the top section was full. I then turned it over and trimmed the overhanging pieces off. I then added all the other pieces and then stuck the whole thing to my folded card base at the end.
The "Jingle all the Way" embellishment centre was a pre made one from the paper pad. I added some glitter with a gelly roll pen and some Kaiser bling. I also added glitter pen to the white spots an the red and white spotted paper. I mounted the border, doily and circles embellishment with foam tape.
I had the bells and tinsel style trim in my stash and thought they worked well. As you move the card it actually jingles which is kind of fun for the recipient too. The border was cut with an MFT die-namics die.
A while back I had also made a similar card using the star burst design however the left hand section of piecing is different - here it is:
Paper - Kaisercraft Mint Twist
Dies - MFT die-namics Triple Scallop border and Decorative Doily Duo
Other - Bells, tinsel trim, Kaisercraft red rhinestones, gelly roll pen and white twine
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