It's July 5th, and that means as awesome new challenge is up at the Caardvarks Blog. This time it's a sketch challenge sponsored by the fabulous folks at ShortCuts. There will be 2 winners for this challenge, with each receiving a $15 gift certificate to ShorCuts. Also, they are offering 15% off your order if you place it by July 31st using the keyword Caard15 at checkout (minimum $5 order required).
They generously provided the 'Varks Crew with some of their frosted and clear pages, as well as the cool gift card holders. You can see an entire gallery of DT Creations in the Flickr Gallery.
I used one of the clear blanks (which easily score with my Scor-It) for my card base. I started with a pre-cut scalloped white card base that I sprayed with Orange Juice Memories Mists, as well as Sunflower and Oriental Poppy Glimmer Mists to get a deep, orange, gimmery background. I sponged some dark brown ink around the edges for contrast.
The Wishing You Were Here from American Crafts was stamped twice on two different pieces of K&Company Que Sera Sera designer paper. I hand-cut the top of the stamp and attached it with foam. The flower from the June Unity Kit of the Month was also stamped twice, cut out, and crimpled a bit for dimension before layering and attaching. The image was trimmed and layered on some brown DP from the same collection.
The finishing touch was knotted double ribbon. I position the thin ribbon in the center of the thick ribbon and then knot them together (usually with the assistance of my dear husband's finger to hold it tight while I fiddle with the knot to get things layered the way I want).
Can't wait to see what you create.