#1013 – STB: Follow a Sketch

PE: Featured Artist at As You See It challenge! Yay!!

As You See It - Featured Artist

Hello and welcome! Today we start a new challenge at Seize the Birthday!

Our host this time, JoAnn, has given us a sketch to work with as the topping . The Topping is an optional challenge, but as long as your project is birthday-related, it’s worthy of entry!

And here’s what I made –

I started with making those little stamp die cuts. To create my own pattern paper for die cutting, I just took a plain white cardstock panel, stamped images using normal inks, then used a little water with a brush to spread the ink a bit. Doing that would blur the image so I stamped each image a couple of times more to add the definition back. Of course, since I was using my MISTI, restamping was easier. I used images from Hero Arts Flower Garden and Kaisercraft Butterflies stamps. I then die cut the panel randomly to get the stamp die cuts. I think the die was a free gift from a Winnie & Walter purchase.

I also used the same technique to stamp the big butterfly, also from Kaisercraft Butterflies stamp. I also added some details using a black fine liner pen and fussy cut it.

I first adhered the stamp die cuts on a grey card stock strip, trimmed it to size and used another strip of grid washi tape behind it and adhered it on the white cardbase. For the sentiment, I used a stamp from Reverse Confetti Tall Blooms. I trimmed it and added a strip of rainbow colored foil washi tape behind it. After adhering this on the cardstock, I also adhered the butterfly on top.

And that’s the card! I’m joining the following challenges as well –

As You See It challenge #281

AAA Birthday card challenge #40: Anything Birthday Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More #436: Make Your Mark

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Happy Little Stampers August Birthday challenge

Step over to the Seize the Birthday blog to checkout how our Surprise Party Guest Karren J and our talented DT has cracked this sketch. And don’t forget to join the fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


44 thoughts on “#1013 – STB: Follow a Sketch

  1. This is so clever, what a fabulous idea and the colours are wonderful. I love the extra little detail from the wash tape too. Thanks for the inspiration. Maybe This could be another way to use my tiny khadi papers xx

  2. This is the first time that I can remember that we have had a sketch challenge. I struggled with it, but I really like what you did here. Seriously! I love the images that you did for the little squares and that matching and the complimentary butterfly is amazing.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the card design, the colours and the beautiful butterfly. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  4. What a glorious colorful card, Ashwini! Such a pretty design – love your details, very dramatic! Such perfect butterflies, too! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

  5. What a great watercolouring technique! And I love the use of the stamp die. This was a fabulous way to meet all the elements ot the challenge. Thanks for cooking up our recipe at As You See It Challenge!

  6. Fab card, Ashwini! I love how you made your own watercolour patterned paper, then cut it into those colourful, pretty tiles. Great interpretation of the sketch.

  7. Its very beautiful ! The pretty and small die cuts are arranged such that they look like a film strip , just wonderful card design Ashwini !

  8. WOW, what a gorgeous card! Love absolutely everything about it! Thank you for sharing and playing along with us at AAA Birthday, hope to see you in future challenges too! take care and keep crafting!

  9. Wow, this looks absolutely wonderful! I love the little “stamps” and all the small images and pretty colors. Very nice! Thank you for joining us at AAA Birthday!

  10. I always love when you make your own patterned paper because it is so amazing! Love the bright and cheerful colour on your awesome take on the sketch.

    • Thank you very much Glenda! I love making my own pattern papers too, but then I feel guilty for not using the hoard I have in my stash!! 😂 I end up using them both somehow.

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