Unconvention 2014 – The last hurrah – Erin’s Sketch Challenge

Unconvention Sketch - Erin.jpg

We’re finally at the last Unconvention challenge!  What a lovely group of ladies who created great challenges to keep us all busy during Unconvention weekend.  The final challenge was Erin’s sketch challenge.  I’ve never made a card similar to this, so I was excited to try the three panels in the background.  I used one continuous piece of DSP for the background, cut into three segments.  I love the continuity of seeing the pattern across the three panels.  The finished product was bold & bright – a grand finale!

Did you notice my sentiment strip in the middle has a border that matches the framelit?  It’s quite easy to do, here’s how:

  • Create a border for your framelits by cutting & embossing at the same time.  Make the following Big Shot ‘sandwich’ – Magnetic Platform, Cutting Plate, cardstock for smaller piece (I used Very Vanilla), Framelit (with smooth edge on top), cardstock for bigger piece (I used Basic Grey), Cutting Plate.  Run this through the Big Shot.  Your ‘smaller piece’ will have cut and your bigger piece will be embossed.  Using scissors, cut around the imprint left by the framelit.  This will give your smaller piece a border.  Note: this works better for some framelits than others and the finished product is somewhat reliant on your fussy cutting skills.  Framelits with lots of edging detail may be more difficult to cut neatly.

My other tip (not a new one) for creating a card with a knock-out colour palette – use the colours in the Designer Series Paper (DSP) as the starting point for your colour choices!  This way it all coordinates and the colours have been balanced by a design team.  Colours for each of the current DSPs can be found in the catalogue (pages 150 – 154).

Unconvention taught me so much, allowed me to try quite a few new things and pushed me to create differently to my usual card projects.  Thanks ladies – see you next year [unless a miracle happens and I get to the Gold Coast for Convention!].  Kelly x



Tools: Big Shot

Framelits: Apothecary Accents

Thinlits: Circle Card (star)

Punches: Cupcake Builder

DSP: Birthday Basics

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple, Basic Grey, Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Island Indigo

Ink: Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit

Stampin’ Write Marker: Island Indigo

Stamp Sets: Sassy Salutations, Simply Stars

Extras: Paper Snips


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