Posted by Traci Armbrust
So I have become more and more intrigued with the sketch challenges that are popping up on popular designers' websites and blogs. There are also sketches out there that are not meant to be a challenge but a helpful tool to inspire you. So whether you are looking for a little friendly competition, where you can usually win a prize, or you just have "scrapbooker's or cardmaker's block," it's a fabulous way to become part of a blogging community and get great ideas at the same time.
Sketch #1 comes from Taylor Vanbruggen's blog.
So here is what I came up with using AccuCut dies, A7 Card-Convertibles #2, Frames #2, Small Scallops Border #2 and Flowers #22. I turned my card horizontally and used Cosmo Cricket™ papers, Ranger Inc. Inks, and a brad from Making Memories®.
I created a wall hanging using AccuCut dies, 11 1/2" Ribbons Circle, Butterflies #8, Butterfly #9 and Borders #1. My materials are from Fancy Pants (paper and rub-ons), ribbon from American Crafts, Ranger Inc. inks, sandpaper and a stapler.
Here is my spin on this sketch. I used AccuCut dies Arrows, Layering Stars and Interlocking Border #2. Other materials include, Cosmo Cricket™, Bazzill Basics Paper, and Ranger Inc. Tim Holtz Distress Ink™
A big thanks to Taylor, Anna and Shimelle for the wonderful inspiration. I hope I inspired you to use more die cuts in your projects. It's a perfect recipe for success! You have the sketch, got the dies and there is a huge amount of product out there to choose from. The great thing about dies is you can cut them over and over again out of any material. So I could have used the same dies on all three of these projects. Don't ya just love it?!