Thursday, 29 May 2014

Retro Sketches, Runway Inspired, and Paper Smooches Sparks

I'm back today with two new cards for a few different challenges.  I've been in a bit of a crafting funk lately, but leave it to the trusty ladies over at Retro Sketches to come up with a fantastic sketch which inspired me to make my Dad a Father's Day card.  This is the sketch for Retro Sketches Challenge #116

And this is my entry for the challenge

I heat embossed a polka dot pattern with clear embossing powder to give the background some texture.  I finally used my Memory Box small Marianna vine outline die to cut some leaves out of contrasting green cardstock.  I die cut a circle from Neenah Solar White Cardstock to make a frame and popped it up using foam squares.  I printed a vellum banner to finish off the card.

For my second card of the day, I combined the Runway Inspired Challenge #60 with the Paper Smooches Designer Drafts Challenge.  Here are the sketches


And this is my card

I used the zipper die from Papertrey Ink so that the recipient can find a surprise Birthday greeting underneath.  The stamp is from Paper Smooches and the sequins are from Neat and Tangled.  I still don't know the brand of cardstock I've been using for my cards, but I think it's a mixture of Die Cuts with a View and Bazzill.

That's all for now, thanks for visiting and have a great rest of your week!

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  1. Ooohhh, wish I could see what was behind the zipper element on your card - looks very intriguing Anika! Thanks for joining us on the Runway ;-)

  2. Anika, these cards are gorgeous! Adding the zipper element to the circle in the sketch is brilliant and so much fun! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!

  3. Beautiful cards Anika :)