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My name is Natalie and I love anything to do with card/paper. I have been a papercrafter for many years now and I never get bored playing with all the wonderful products available. I've been married to my wonderful husband Nathan for 35years now and we are still very much in love with each other as the first day we met each other. We have 3 wonderful children and 5 gorgeous grandchildren so we have lots to be thankful for. Since joining Stampin' Up! in 2018 I've grown so much in confidence with myself and I even tackle technology, which for me is a huge step to have taken, but I'm getting there slowly.

Thursday 20 August 2020

SUOC 256 : Sketch challenge


Hello everyone, and welcome to another SUOC Challenge. This time it's a sketch challenge, and the sketch is from the annual catalogue page 94

I absolutely love this set 'Whale done'. We could choose either of these layouts and add a bit of a twist to it if we wanted. I've chosen to use the banner layout for my sketch challenge, so let's get started.

I've chosen to use the 'Beautiful Autumn'. It's got some very rich autumnal colours in it including copper. The papers are just exquisite and lend themselves to making a beautiful card.

Materials needed:

Early espresso cardstock

1pc - 10.5cm x A4 length (UK) score @ 14.8cm - card base
small scrap piece to punch out one of the leaves

Thick Very Vanilla cardstock

1pc - 10.2cm x 14.5cm front of card layer
1pc - approx 1.5cm x 5cm for the sentiment
1pc - 10.1cm x 14.4cm for the inside of card
Small scrap piece to stamp and fussy cut three leaf elements

Cajun craze cardstock

1pc - 9.9cm x 14.2cm front of card layer

Gilded Autumn speciality DSP

1pc - 9.3cm x 13.6cm front of card layer - foil side of paper
1pc - 2cm x 9.3cm front of card strip - otherside of paper
Scrap piece to punch out lots of the co ordinating foil leaves

Copper foil sheet

1pc - 5cm x 10cm to punch out a banner using the banner punch
Small scrap piece to punch out one of the leaves

Vellum cardstock

1pc - 5cm x 13cm to punch out a banner using the banner punch and tucking the excess over the back of the copper one to glue in to place.

Metallic ribbon

2pc - approx 16cm to tie around the dsp strip and dsp layer coming from both ends

Acorn trinkets

1 needed to tie on to the ribbon

Card recipe:

1. Cut, score and burnish your card base.
2. Cut all of your layers for the front of the card, glue the very vanilla piece and the cajun craze piece to the front of your card. Cut the piece for the inside and glue this in to place also.
3. Cut your dsp strip and glue in to place on to your dsp layer, now using tear and tape glue one end of each of your ribbon pieces to the reverse side of your layer and then tie them in a knot - incorporating the acorn trinket as you do so. Glue this on the front of your card flat.
4. Cut and punch the ends of both your copper piece and your vellum piece, emboss the copper one using the embossing folder, this will give the copper a slight distressed look.
5. Match your vellum piece up with the tails of the copper embossed banner and fold it over the top, glue to the back using tear and tape to hold it in place. On the front of the vellum banner you can use a bit of wet glue to hold it in to place by putting it where you will be placing all of your elements which will cover the seen glue up (I added the vellum as it gave a softer look but it does still look beautiful without it).
6. Glue the banner to your card using dimensionals.
7. Cut and stamp your sentiment piece.
8. Punch out lots of your leaves and stamp and fussy cut 3 x leaf elements.
9. Using tear and tape on the back of your sentiment take the backing off and fix some of your leaves on to it arranging them how you like, now using dimensionals glue your sentiment in to place.
10. Place some of your foil leaves and acorns on to the dsp layer, I used 1 dimensional for each of the acorns giving them more depth, but just a small amount of wet glue for the leaves.
Card finished, hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Take care till next time and keep crafting 
Big Crafty Hugs
Natalie xx

Products used:

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  1. A really stunning card - love it!

    1. Thanks so much Jane I loved putting this one together the papers are just amazing

  2. Wowzer, Natalie, what an absolutely stunning card! Love it
    I would not have realised it was CASE'd, the cards look so different when you use different stamp sets and colours:) x

    1. Thanks Anne I really loved making it I'm loving this suite it's beautiful x

  3. Wow, Natalie, this is gorgeous! I love all the details you've included in the gorgeous card, those little clusters of leaves are stunning! Thanks so much for playing at SUO!

    1. Thankyou Heather the papers in this suite are just so pretty and I'm loving the challenges that are set for SUO look forward to taking part in them so thankyou for letting me take part x

  4. WOW! This project is stunningly creative. I love it. Thank you so very much for playing along with us at SUOChallenges.com. We hope that you join us again for a new challenge tomorrow!

  5. Thanks Cindy shall definitely be taking part in the next challenge thanks for commenting x