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Card Sketch Challenge 546

You know what I love about Card Sketch Challenges? Well, obviously everything, but mostly that they provide me a template to use so I don't have to come up with an idea from scratch and can just operate within guidelines and parameters because my brain is absolutely structured for structure. 

This week's Sketch Challenge on Split Coast Stampers featured this design: 

Read on to see my interpretation of the sketch! 


It's a pretty basic card, really, but that makes it PERFECT for the 3 year old boy who will be receiving it! Here's a little more on how I did it...

Supplies Used
Green Cardstock
White Cardstock
Blue Cardstock
Polka-dot Washi Tape
Striped Washi Tape
Pre-made Card + Envelope
Cricut Explore Air 
Cricut Cuttlebug (for embossing)
Stars Embossing Folder

I picked my Washi Tape for the candle first, and based the color coordination around that. Since it was a boy, I wanted to go green and blue instead of using purple or a lighter blue, but those would definitely have been cute, too! 

One of the best things ever about Design Space with Cricut is that I can choose my layout and scale the elements to size so that when they're cut, I know exactly how they will look! So the candle won't be too big or the star won't be too small, etc. 

See! How easy is that? I can also futz with different color combinations to see what works best, etc. Of course you can't really do patterns, so you'll need to use your own judgment and eye for what you're wanting for to get that job done, but Cricut Design Space really helps. 

As you see in my screenshot, I used the Cricut to cut the green panels, the star + background of the star, the candle and the flame. For the flame, I put my washi tape on white cardstock before I cut it with the Explore for a cleaner finish. For the candle base, I just cut a white cardstock rectangle and then wrapped the edges of the Washi Tape around the back since you won't see those anyway once it's applied to the card. 

Here's a flattened look at the card. You can see that I used my embosser to add a little depth and dimension to the panels by using my stars folder. I was debating between the stars or my polka dots, since both are very birthday-esque, but I thought it might be too many polka dots with the candles. So stars it was! 

And here's the envelope I threw together for the card. I'm all about using those prepackaged cards + envelopes! Like I said before, I like structured parameters. This provides me with a blank canvas with which to work, so I ain't mad at that. 2 strips of the same Washi Tape + some blue twine = ready to roll! 

I can definitely see myself using this sketch challenge again in the future, which is made even easier with the fact that I saved my template on Design Space so I can pull that up whenever I want and recreate this magic with all sorts of color combos! Wee! 

Happy crafting, y'all!

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. YOU MAKE ME WANT TO BE CRAFTY...can I make cards if I have zero creativity or crafting skills? 😂

    1. YES YOU CAN OF COURSE! That's the glory of these Card Challenges! :)

  2. I love the way you interpreted this sketch.


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