Monday, January 16, 2012

Sweet Sassy Diva Let's Get Sketchy Challenge

Hello Sweet Sassy Diva bloggers.  This week for the Design Team Challenge we were to design a card using the sketch below.  I decided to make a card for my son in law since he has a special birthday coming up. I usually make him something related to baseball since he loves baseball but wanted to do something different this year.  Here is the completed card. Sorry the colors are so strange.  I am having a little trouble with my new camera and may have to take it back.  

Here is the sketch.  

Here is a closeup.

The paper I used was DCWV Tattered Times mat stack.  I inked all the edges with Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Rusty Hinge.  
The card is made from Kraft Paper 8 1/2 x 11 folded in 1/2.  
I then cut another piece at  51/4 x 8 to glue the pieces to.  
1,I used two different pieces.  The piece at the top was cut in 2 pieces 2" x 5 1/4".  The bottom piece was cut at 1/2", 1", 1/2" and 1 1/2 " x 5 1/4". 
2.  I then glued the pieces leaving a small space between each cut. 
3, and 4.  I decided that wasn't exactly what I  wanted so I cut thin ribbon of cream and 2 colors of brown and wrapped it around backing piece.  
5. I cut out two pieces from Elegant Edges.  One 21/4"  x 11/2" for birthday stamp
I also cut the same shape at 3" x 4" and 3 1/4 " x 4 1/4 "  and pop dotted this piece once glued together.
I used Tim Holtz Chipboard letters and inked them with Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge Distressed Ink.  
Quick and easy  but I like the Vintage look.  Please join us this week to see what all the Design Team members do with this sketch.  


  1. I really like this one!! You can certainly rock the cards :)

  2. Love this masculine card Suzanne! The gears are perfect for a guy's card and the color as so awesome too, they remind me of rust on the gears. lol Just what men love!!