As a bit of a reward I decided to play along with a sketch challenge - I just love sketch challenges as they kick start your creativity but give you the freedom to create with whatever colours, products and embellishments you like.
The lovely Arielle, who is a fellow iSpy DT member, has an awesome sketch challenge blog. Retro Sketches gives you a sketch based on one of the DT's previous creations, they make a new card and then we all follow along. I have favourite card layouts that I often go back to as I know they work well so I loved the idea of this challenge.
So here is the sketch they posted based on one of Arielle's cards:
And here is the card I created:
Each panel on the card was edge distressed and I gave it a faux stitched border as well.
I have been playing with my Martha punches of late and just love this branch punch for creating wreathes. I used a combination of red, green and blue papers to create it with and then added some pearls. . Instead of a fishtail embellishment I added a lace loop which I tied to a button before adding it to the card. I moved this element a little further out on the card.
Paper: MME Be Merry
Punch: MS M230367 Branch
Other: Pearls by Portacraft, buttons, twine, lace (from the stash!) and mini Christmas sticker.
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