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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Traditional Holiday Greeting with an Inky Twist using Unscripted Sketches #159

Welcome to Sketch-It Saturday with Unscripted Sketches!!! My apologies - the Grinch had a wedding to crash this weekend so he's taking a little hiatus...LOL!!! This week I've made this lovely card using Unscripted Sketches #159 and the additional Piggyback Challenge they have this week to "USE INK". And YES - I'm still doing Christmas All year - this makes week #20! To date I have 18 cards, one gift box, and a scrapbook page - and it's only Mid-May...WOWEE!!!

This is put together with scraps leftover from this and that - but I will tell you about the embossed flourish background. This was my "INKY" part. I took a piece of off-white cardstock and tried out the faux letterpress technique with one of my Cuttlebug folders. This was the second one I made. The first I applied Ranger "Pine Needles" Distress Ink directly to the folder and placed the paper in and ran it through. The ink came out all spotted - the same way it was beaded up before placing the paper in. That's in the recycle bin. This is the second attempt and I spritzed the ink with an evenly distributed mist of water prior to putting the paper in and it came out lovely and muted. Then I heat set and rubbed with some chalk inks and my favorite DewDrop Antique Gold Pearlescent ink.

The sentiment is a double layered chipboard sticker {I think K&Co.} layered on top of a Martha Stewart Snowflake border punch and flanked on each side with a pearly blue brad. So full of festive colors and textures!

What is Sketch it Saturdays at Unscripted Sketches? Every Saturday morning a new sketch is posted for the week. Flip the sketch, rotate it… create a card, a scrapbook page, a wall hanging, digital, paper, fabric, paint, anything your imagination comes up with! There is no right or wrong way, as long as you are using the Unscripted sketch as the inspiration for your creation! And everyone is invited to join in the fun...and post your creation on their page for all the world to see!

Thanks for dropping by...I hope you have some fun crafty stuff planned for your weekend : ) Sb 


  1. Oh dear. Don't tell me Christmas is almost here already! Cute card.

  2. Oh, I'm not even ready to think about Christmas cards, but this one is pretty. :-)

  3. That a girl - get us started thinking about those holiday projects! Cute card!

  4. Great card sketch for any season!

  5. I LOVE this....and making things for Christmas year round is a great idea!

  6. It's never too early to start preparing for the holidays; especially if you want to make a few of these. So cute! Great post!

  7. Wow, Susan...this is my first visit to your blog. I had never heard of Unscripted Sketches before. This is such a cool idea and I loved your card, too.


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