Friday, November 4, 2022

{BYSHC} SKETCH #28 -- NOVEMBER 4, 2022

Hello friends, and welcome back to my blog!  Today, I want to share with you my first card for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Sketch #28.  First, here is the sketch:

And my card:

I started out by choosing the image I wanted to use, which comes from the Gina K Designs Sweaters and Cocoa Mini set.  I think this is just adorable!  I stamped it onto a Spellbinders Nested Labels Two die cut using Lawn Fawn jet black ink, and my MISTI.  Then I had the brilliant (?) idea to echo the chevron pattern on the sweater onto the card base using a very old Spellbinders die I have had for AGES!  I chose traditional red and green colors, alternating between regular cardstock and foil cardstock.  I started at the top with the regular red strip and worked my way down.  I did add an off-cut scrap of the red foil cardstock at the top, slipping it underneath the edge of the regular strip to continue the pattern.  This was no small feat, but I love the end result!  I decided that since the sweater was supposed to look "soft," I would use Arteza coloring pencils for the image.  I tried to do some blending, but I don't think it shows very well.  Finally, to make the sweater "POP," I used a B000 Copic around the edge, and softened it with the colorless blender.  The sentiment also comes from the set, and I stamped it with my MISTI using Versa Fine Clair Nocturne ink, then die cut it with a Spellbinders Classic circle die.  At the last minute, I looked at the sketch again and realized that I still needed that skinny strip at the top.  I grabbed a scrap of my new favorite white glitter cardstock and glued it down before popping my image panel up on thin foam tape.  The sentiment circle was then added with thick and thin foam tape to make it lie evenly.  And that's it!


Craft Rocket #98:  Christmas/Winter
Unicorn Challenge #82:  Christmas is Coming
Pearly Sparkles #79:  Merry Christmas
The Crafting Challenge:  Add a Sentiment (1/3)
Holly and Ivy #127:  ATG Christmas (1/3)
Dream Valley #281:  Dies and/or Punches
QKR Stampede #455:  ATG (1/3) 
Simon Says Monday:  Christmas 
Colour Crazy #44:  ATG with coloring (1/2)
Crafty Catz #613:  ATG (1/3)
Krafty Chicks #636:  Week 1 (Stamp Act)

Again, I thank you for stopping by today!  Don't forget to head on over to the {BYSHC}blog to see some DT inspiration, and then head over to the Facebook page to enter your cards using the sketch!  We can't wait to see what you create!  Take Care! 💗

~ Marie


  1. Brilliant card.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
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  2. Great bright card thanks for joining us at colour crazy

  3. I have this little stamp set and it's a fav of mine, especially for tags. I love that chevron paper too. Thanks for linking up with us at The Paper Funday Challenge.
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  4. Love how you used the chevron paper background matching colors and chevron pattern on the sweater... bright and fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble, Paper FunDay and Ellibelle's challenges.

  5. Inspirational to add the paper in the zigzag of the sweater, a Super card Marie.

  6. Cute card. Love how the sweater pattern matches the background. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Diane CT

  7. I love that the chevrons in the background match the chevrons on the sweater - very cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  8. What a well coordinated card, it all goes so perfect together and gets me ready to pull out a warm, cosey sweater! Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble.

    1. And also for playing along with us at Krafty Chicks!

  9. A fabulous background for this fun image and a super card. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  10. Such a nice card! Thanks for joining ATSM! Hugs Åsa

  11. Such a fun card - that background seems very labour intensive - but it works fabulously. Thank you for joining us at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

  12. Such a great winter themed card and loving these colors!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  13. Hello Marie... thanks for entering lovely Jumper Christmas card into the challenge at Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope you will join us again.
    Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

  14. A very fun card - I love how the colourful zig-zag background matches the pattern on the sweater. Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley.

    love Mags B x

  15. Fun card with you matching the chevrons on the jumper and background paper. Thanks for joining us at the Pearly Sparkles challenge this month Claire DT

  16. Very nice card Marie. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Wendy CT

  17. Sweet card! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Challenges, good luck! Dawn DT



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