Monday, December 6, 2010

Sketch Spotlight #5

Good morning, happy Monday! Time for another Sketch Spotlight Challenge from StampTV and Gina K Designs! Here is Sketch 5:
The diagonal in the sketch sketch inspired me to make this candy cane striped paper for my "Mugs and Kisses" sample today, as well as that cool Candy Cane Cuttlebug folder she demoe'd a couple weeks back! This was fun to do and used up my scraps, let me show you! (and be sure to scroll all the way to the end of this post there's alitle surprise hiding under that mug!)
You know all those 1/2" strips of white you have left over after cutting white 4 x 5 1 /4" mats for your A2 cards? Well, I cut a red mat corner to corner, then adhered 4 strips with Scor-Tape leaving some wide AND narrow stripes of Lipstick Red peeping through to resemble a candy cane pattern.
Then I flipped it over and cut the ends off. I left mine hanging over about 1/16" of an inch, you can really see all the layers this way, but you may prefer to cut it exactly.
I really like this look! And here you can see that my popped up focal point was hiding a little coupon tag I made with sentiments from "Mugs and Kisses" on Kraft cardstock. it just slides out, stays snugly in there without adhesive between the layers. Ribbon is Pure Luxury and mug is pieced with Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly.
I also didn't want to hide to much of that paper I slaved over (wink!) so I stamped "Christmas" from "Seasonal Sayings" onto a piece of vellum paper. The glue dots adhering it are hidden by the red buttons. (And I'm totally diggin this color combo: White, Lipstick Red, and Little Boy Blue, with a touch of Kraft)
Hope you can play along with us this week, you could earn free stamps! Be sure to upload your card to the STV gallery with the tag STVSKSP5! Excited to see what you make!
Praying your week is off to an excellent start, see you tomorrow!


  1. Oh how clever!!! Love the tag hiding under the mug!! Great card!

  2. Soooo cute! Love the tag idea! You could use that for a gift card too! Fabulous!

  3. Great card, love the paper piecing and using up the white scraps to make it a candy cane.

  4. Clever idea and fabulous card.

  5. What a great tip! Stunning card!

  6. Mel, this card is gorgeous! I absolutely love the striping technique (why didn't I think of that!?) and will be using it asap. TFS!

  7. Fun idea...would never have thought to leave the white edges 1/16th over the edge...I like it!
    Cute card!
    Jan Castle

  8. Thanks for sharing. I love all your stamps and projects.

  9. What a clever idea, the strips of paper to create the candy cane look. And I love the hidden tag too! Great card idea ;)

  10. Oh what a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial!


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