WWC70 – Marsha’s Sketch Challenge
Welcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.
Today’s challenge is a sketch shared by my dear friend Marsha. I’m sure it will come as no surprise to her that I had to do something just a tad different. Instead of a card…I created a box to fill with cards. I also took a few liberties with the sketch. As you will see the basic sketch is present but I added an embellishment or two in the shape of extra flowers. My theory was that flowers = pearls and sequins that others added to their cards. What to do you think…was I stretching the envelope? Or the sketch? Sorry about that Miss Marsha. 😀
As you might have guessed by the title I decided to play with the Grateful Bunch Bundle that first appeared in the 2016 Occasions Catalog and whose components (punch and stamp set) are available as individual components in the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up!
Expressing gratitude has been much on my mind of late (note to readers…I’m very grateful for you!)
Lately I’ve been finding myself very grateful for my family doctor and the help he’s been in sorting out my chronic health problems. After working on masculine cards for recent challenges and in anticipation of Father’s Day I’ve been in a masculine creative mood so I thought I’d create something to share my gratitude with my doctor that he and his family could make use of as needed. After all…who couldn’t use a supply of cards right? 😀
He’s a real upbeat kind of guy who’s always positive, life affirming, big on nutrition and yoga and other forms of creative living. One who gives as easily as he receives…or so it seems to me. He even gets up with his little ‘uns when they have a sleepless night (now that’s my idea of a dad). I’m hoping this box of cards will reflect all that.
Grateful Bunch Card Box
Holds several 4-1/2″ square cards
(as always click the pictures to see larger images)
And here’s one of the cards inside:
As you can see I kept the card fairly simple but reflective of the box design. Perfect don’t you think for a coworker who goes above and beyond? One of the lovely things about a 4 1/2″ square card is that it also fits in a standard envelope. Saves on postage if mailed.
Note: Several of the items listed are retired as of today. Sorry about that but at the time of creation they were still active so naturally my hands reached for the things I love!
Stamps: Grateful Bunch, Trust God (retired)
Inks: Mossy Meadow (retired In Color), Watermelon Wonder
Paper: Mossy Meadow (retired In Color), Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla and Vellum Cardstock & Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper (retired).
Punches: Blossom, Corner Rounder, Large Oval (retired), Scallop Oval (retired)
Tools & Adhesives: Big Shot, Brick Embossing Folder, Simpy Scored, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Tear n’ Tape, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, SNAIL.
Fairly straight forward construction details. The Simply Scored scoring tool is perfect for box construction as well as scoring cards for folding. So many uses it’s a required tool in my studio that’s for sure.
Box was created in the same old fashioned way I outlined in this post. Creates a 5″ square box to hold my 4-1/2″ square cards and slightly bigger envelopes.
Top: 7-1/4″ x 7-1/4″ square
Bottom: 7″ x 7″ square
Score at 1″ along all four sides for each piece. Snip up to score line on both corners on opposite sides. Add pieces of Tear n’ Tape to the corners and fold to the inside. Burnish with bone folder to activate the adhesive to its strongest stick.
Once the box is completed:
Brick embossed layer – 4-3/4″ square – Stamp leaf stem image in Mossy Meadow on Tip Top Taupe then emboss using Big Shot and the Brick folder.
DSP strip: 1-1/4″ – cut at 7-1/2″ and adhered from center of box with ends cut to measure after adhered to box.
Sentiment layer: 2″ x3″ Corner rounded and stamped in Mossy Meadow with Trust God sentiment.
Scrap Vanilla: Stamp sentiment from Grateful Bunch in Mossy Meadow ink and punch with oval punch. Sponge edges with sponge dauber and Mossy Meadow ink. Adhere to Mossy Meadow Scallop Oval punched piece.
Flowers: Stamp flower image in Watermelon Wonder ink on Watermelon Wonder Cardstock and Vellum Cardstock. Punch with Blossom Punch. Adhere to box (make extra for cards!)
Hopefully the full assembly is easy to see from the pictures of the finished project.
That’s it for this challenge. To see the rest of the design teams Sketch Challenge contributions head on over to the Challenge blog website here. That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad. When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner or runner up and have the option to place our new badges on your own site. Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!
I really hope you will add your own creations this week. Really…this challenge is an fun one. After all the design layout is done for you. All you have to do is grab your colors and stamps and get creating!
I hope you’ll join us next Wednesday for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.
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