March 23, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 212

Good morning!!  It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!  Want to play along?  Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time). Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC212 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

I've been taking the Clean and Simple 3: One Layer Cards class over at Online Card Classes and I have to tell you, this class is quite an eye opener!  I can't wait to post more projects using some of the techniques I've learned.  Although this card isn't a one layer card, I used the nested die cut technique for my sentiment panel.

I started by cutting out Orange Fizz, Sour Apple, Sno Cone, and Sweet Tooth card stock with the Chevron Cover-Up Die-namics and then then adhered the chevrons to a scrap of computer paper.  I cut the new chevron card stock to size and then ran it through my die cut machine with a Thank You Die-namics, right in the center.  Remember to save the little piece inside the "a" so you can fill in the letter later.  I cut out the same "thank" die again in Black Licorice Card Stock and then placed the letters in the negative space of the chevron paper.  The panel remains nice and flat, AND your letters are nice and straight and evenly spaced.  I used part of a sentiment from Sending Thanks to stamp the "you" on a LLD Accent It - Flags & Tags Die-namics and popped it up with foam tape.  I created a faux layer underneath by masking off a rectangular space and then stamped it with a MPD Distressed Background Blocks in Grout Gray Ink.

Please be sure to swing on over to see what the Sweet Sunday Stampers have created for you today:

And you can find these fun products waiting for you in the MFT Boutiqe:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: sending thanks (mft), mpd distressed background blocks (mft)
paper: sweet tooth (mft), black licorice (mft), orange fizz (mft), sour apple (mft), sno cone (mft)
ink: grout gray (mft), black licorice (mft)
accessories: thank you die-namics (mft), chevron cover-up die-namics (mft), accent it-flags and tags die-namics (mft), lucky blend sequins (avery elle), foam tape



  1. Great card Karen! I really like how you created the bold Thank you within the piece of fun chevron designer paper.

  2. Just fabulous! I love that chevron panel with the inlaid word--too cool!

  3. What a gorgeous card, Karen! I just love that sleek CAS design!

  4. I keep forgetting to do this die cut thing--love this bold look with the chevron background, Karen!!

  5. Love how you used the chevron pattern on this card, it's FABULOUS!!!

  6. Perfection Karen, Love the chevron pattern!

  7. Karen I love the vibrant colours you used!!

  8. Chevrons and thank you...we really are on the same wavelength! Love your clean design!

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE the nested die cut! AMAZING my friend!!