How is your Monday going? I haven't been feeling well for a few days and almost as a "joke", I thought I'd test myself for COVID. What do you know? I tested positive. I felt that I had been careful but clearly not careful enough. I'm feeling much better today and hopefully I'll be back to myself soon. Guess, it gives me lots of extra time at my craft table. Talking about craft tables, it's time for a new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Here's our sketch for the next two weeks
Monday 30 October 2023
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #549
Here's my card
For my card, I made a gate fold card (which wouldn't stay closed and that's why my finger is in the photo - LOL!). For the two side panels, I used Heffy Doodle's Stoney Maloney stencil and a light gray A2 card panel. I added hickory smoke and pumice stone distress ink, applied with oval ink blending brushes through the stencil. I cut the A2 panel into two 5 3/8" x 2" strips. For the center panel, I stamped this cool dude using Gerda Steiner Designs You Rock stamp set and Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added color with Copic markers C2, C3, RV29, YG63. I trimmed the panel to 2 3/4" x 2 1/4" and matted with black cardstock. For the sentiment, I used the same stamp set, stamped on a scrap of white cardstock and die cut using a Sizzix circle die. To help make it pop, I matted with a red circle, die cut using a die from My Favorite Things' Stitched Circle STAX die-namics.
I scored a white 8.5" x 5.5" piece of 100 lb cardstock at 2 1/8" from both sides. I adhered both side panels and remembered to adhere the center panel to only one side (otherwise, it would be pretty difficult to open the card). Here's a photo of it partially opened.
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