Simply Sketched Blog Hop Challenge – Number of Years

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Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you.  The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues.  Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

Here is this month’s sketch by Karen McDonald….


My Thoughts

After my first inspection of the sketch I wondered where I would put my title/sentiment. I like my cards and scrapbook layouts to be well balanced, but I couldn’t see a space to place it without ‘tipping’ it out of balance. Could I simply just do a plain card without a sentiment? No, I didn’t want to do that.
So I turned the sketch on it’s side and thought a sentiment placed under the ribbon would still keep the design with balance. And here it is…



How it’s made

To make the circles I used a sponge dauber loaded with lost lagoon ink (retiring on 31st May 🙁 ).
I used Pool Party Glitter Ribbon with the Gold Sequin Trim layered on top. The sequins are threaded onto string so I un-threaded some so it could be tucked behind the cardstock neatly.
The leftover sequins were used on top of the circles.

Finishing Touches

For the bow I used Pool Party cardstock and the Bow Builder Punch. I could have left the bow more 3d but I wanted it flat so the card could fit the envelope. Then I mounted everything onto some Pool Party cardstock to match the bow. The size of the card is a standard A6.

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