Thursday, August 20, 2009

Card for Get Sketchy Challenge 1!

It looks like making cards on a slightly more regular basis may be one of my latest "job" descriptions... With that in mind, I've been doing lots of looking around at what is out there now. My first encounters years ago with cardmaking did not leave me highly impressed... I'm not much of a stamper and maybe the product I was exposed to was somewhat limited, but boy have I been wowed! Cardmaking seems to have truly come into it's own in the last little bit! It's exciting to even see monthly kits with card-specific sets to purchase.

So, knowing I needed to brush up on the little bit of skill I feel I have in this, I've completed my first "cardmaker's" challenge over at Get Sketchy! I loved the versions the DT came up with and must recreate them at some time. For now, however, I needed to come up with my very own. I found some KI Memories stuff in my stash that had a little 3-D effect and bright papers (much more so than I seem to normally use). I was glad to do 2 things that were out of my comfort zone though. First, I used that paper that had NOT been calling my name :) And, second, I cleared out some of my stash that would have sat around for who knows how long! These are both good things (note the sense of "self-talk" here?). Needing also to remember, I don't create cards for me like in layouts. These are for others, and I can already think of a couple of deserving folks who would appreciate my latest creation!

So, thanks Bree and the gals at Get Sketchy! You pulled my out of my comfort zone and put me on the road to card making!

Til next time~ <3


Trisha said...

Hello sweet friend! Thanks for stopping by my blog:) Yours looks fantastic! Have a beautiful weekend!

Anonymous said...

Your card is fab.

Thanks for playing with us!

Anonymous said...

Love your card. I am totally blog stalking you and getting lots of great information on submitting, learning new things, etc. Thanks for all of the great info and LINKS!!!!!