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Sketch Inspiration: CCMC657

I had never really done sketch challenges before I joined with Create with Connie & Mary. However, now I love doing them! They are such a fantastic way to make a card come together quickly. I find the layout the hardest part to figure out on a card, so if that is done for me then I can concentrate on the fun stuff!

Here is my card for this week.

I used a few of my favourite items that are retiring on this card. I especially love those Gold Glitter Enamel Dots! Better stock up before they're gone :)

Here is the sketch inspiration that we had for this week. I love the way the rectangular pieces play off the circles in this sketch!

The base of my card is Pool Party Cardstock and then I chose one of my favourite patterns from the Forever Greenery DSP (which is on sale right now!). The DSP was cut to 4" x 5 1/4". I then layered a 2 7/8" x 3 3/8" piece of the exact same pattern on Blushing Bride Cardstock cut at 3" x 3 1/2".

For my circle shape, I decided to use a Gold Hoop around some vellum that was punched out with the 2" circle punch. (Did you know that all the circle punches are retiring!!). Then I added my gold sprig on top of the hoop.

The sentiment comes from one of my go-to stamp sets, Happiest of Birthdays. I heat embossed it in white on Blushing Bride Cardstock cut at 3 1/4" x 1 /4". This was layered on top of a piece of Just Jade Cardstock cut at 3 3/4" x 1/2". I used Stampin' Dimensionals for both of these pieces so that they layered nicely on top of the gold hoop. The final detail was of course my Gold Glitter Enamel Dots!

I hope you will join along with this Sketch Challenge, it sure was a fun one! After you create your card, we would love to see it! Just head on over to the Facebook page and share your card there. If you'd like to see all the products that helped bring this card together, just head to the end of the post.

Be sure to go to Create with Connie & Mary to see all the all wonderful takes on this sketch this week. Everyone always makes such beautiful cards!


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Thanks friends for stopping by and have fun crafting!


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