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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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Unscripted Sketches # 108 - Congrats!

For some reason, this week's sketch over at Unscripted Sketches really stumped me!  I made a card (that I will share with you at a later date), but it was only vaguely like the sketch, but at the time, it would have to do.  Until, that is, I saw this week's challenge over at Little Red Wagon to have numbers on your card, and somehow it all just made sense!  Here is my card for this week's challenges . . .

As you can see, I once again used a vintage image I found online, and my very fave of the moment, Echo Park 'For the Record' papers.  Here are all of the details . . .

The Blueprints:

  • Unscripted Sketches Sketch # 108 (above)
  • Little Red Wagon, make a card showcasing a number or numbers

The Supply List:
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio
  • Patterned Paper is from Echo Park, For the Record line:  'Fancy Floral', 'Stamp of Approval', 'Advertisement', and 'Newsprint'
  • Sticker sentiment from SRM Press - #51013 Congratulations
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Beacon 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue
  • Image from clipart found online, edited in Picasa and printed on ink jet printer 

The Tools:

  • Cricut Expression and Walk In My Garden and A Child's Year cartridges
  • Carl PRT-100 rotary cutter
  • Scissors, craft knife and ruler
  • Computer and ink jet printer

The Construction:
  • Using Cricut Expression and A Child's Year cartridge, 'font' feature, cut numbers 2011 from black cardstock.  Remove from cutting mat, place on scrap piece of paper and coat well with Glossy Accents.  Set aside to dry.  Once it is dry, apply one more coat of glossy accents, set aside to dry.
  • Using Cricut Expression and Walk In My Garden cartridge, cut base of card using card2 set at 5".  Next cut the floral paper using card1 set at 5", glue to card base.
  • Trim image to size, adhere to piece of red 'Stamp of Approval' paper, and cut triangle to fit corner of card (approx. 4 1/2" x 3" x 3").  Glue to corner of card.
  • Cut rectangles from black polka dotted and newsprint papers (approx. 2" x 3") and glue to card.
  • Place image on foam dots and apply to center of card.
  • Apply sticker sentiment to top right of card.
  • When totally dry, glue numbers to top right hand corner of card.

I think the For the Record papers work perfectly with this vintage image!  The only thing I did differently from the sketch was putting the two horizontal rectangles to the back so I could bring the image to the forefront.

Thanks so much for visiting!  Please leave a comment and let you know what you think about my card, and please answer the survey on my right hand sidebar!  Blessings folks!  Becky


Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

This is lovely - I need to send a card to my neice...this would be perfect instead of Hallmark my hubby got! Your work is so wonderful Becky!!!

Patrice said...

Lovely card! I'm excited to find Unscripted Sketches, too!

Regan said...

What a lovely graduation card. Great use of patterns and colors!

Linda Beeson said...

I just love that vintage image, what a great look for a graduation card! Of course it is a wonderful use of the Unscripted sketch too and yeah on it fitting the numbers challenge too

Joanne said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo