Continuing with the OWH Month-long Birthday Bash, this card was inspired by a Sketch Challenge submitted by Lawn Fawn, a wonderful company with lots of cute stamps. The challenge was to make a card a soldier would love to send to a child, using the sketch provided.
When doing sketch challenges, one can use the sketch for the main idea, but one doesn’t have to follow it exactly. I tend to color outside the lines.
The card recipe is below.
Lawn Fawn Bonus Sketch – Kid Card
Snow Layer Detail
Lawn Fawn Bonus Sketch
This card features an interactive snow globe effect. While it is easier to create a snow globe by using a treat cup, I did not have one on hand, and the front of the card needed to be as flat as possible for mailing.The sketch called for a 3″ Circle, I used a 2 1/2″ circle punch. I stacked 4 squares of paper with a circle cut, under the blue, to create depth. I used window sheet glued to the bottom of the blue and glued the design as the bottom of the “cup” Icreated. Before closing up, I placed several small snowflakes on the design, so the recipient can shake the card like a little snow globe. Make sure the glue has time to dry before you move it around, or the snowflakes might get stuck to some little glue leak.
Instead of three detail strips, I created a dimensional snow effect by tearing three strips of white card stock (Stampin’ Up! Whisper White), torn vertically.
For the light blue snowy background I used “Bashful Blue” by SU embossed with a Cuttlebug snow folder.
Stamp sets used, were “Greeting Card Kids” and “Chock Full of Cheer,” both SU. The small snowflakes were made with a small punch. The mittens are a retired SU embellishment, tied with a white grosgrain ribbon bow.
I adhered the top portion to the red by using dimensionals and glue on the bottom of the “cup.” To mail this card, I included a piece of card stock to place over the design (design face down), so it will run smoothly through the postal machines (much cheaper and just as effective as a padded envelope).