On the outside I used my brand new goodies from My Favourite Stamps, the Sweater Knit stamp and Die-namics dies Scribbles.
To start with I stamped the stamp with Versamark and clear embossed it. This was then die cut using the largest frame from Die-namics Blueprints 15 set. I then cut two pockets, one in Pink Pirouette and the other in Midnight Muse, both from Stampin' Up!, using the Sweater Knit stamp, 3"x2 1/2". These have 1/2" border on 3 sides, scored and adhered using Crystal Effects as I needed really good adhesion onto the heat embossed base card. The pockets both end up 2"x2".
The die cut scribbles were cut in Melon Mamba and Night of Navy, this was adhered directly onto the pocket whilst the other was adhered onto a die cut stitched circle from the Blueprints 15 die set. I then die cut the strip die and using tiny pop dots were placed along the middle. I used silver string from my stash to tie a bow going through two of the holes, back to front, and tying at the front.
For the cards in the front pockets I used Project Life cards cut down to size. In one I added "happy birthday" layered and on the other which was green inside I covered this with silver washi tape then die cut a star and a heart from silver glimmer paper from Stampin' Up! Using dies from the Blueprints 15 set.
For the inside I die cut some white card using the Stitched Rectangles die from Die-namics and a larger strip using the large rectangle from the Blueprints 15 set cutting this into a smaller rectangle. A Melon Mamba Scribble was then adhered on top.
Who would have guessed this card took nearly two hours to design and make. Sometimes it just flows and other times we have to work it. That said I love it. It's different from any other card I have ever made and takes me back to my album making days, which regrettably is a while ago any of which you can find in my much earlier blogs featuring Graphic 45 paper collections. These are A Ladies Diary, Steampunk Spells, an ABC Primer to mention only a few. Click the search link over on the right and you will find them very easily.
Well the frenchman won, Richard Gasquet, it was a great match but I did miss lots of great shots lol.
Here is the link for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, click here and head over to check out what other talented folk have been creating.
Take care of you.