My First Sketch Entry – SIP Challenge 50

Hello everyone!

So the last couple of weeks I have been researching on what sketches were, how they are used, and anything else I could learn about them. I had entered one before, but I wasn’t really into it at the time and I was still learning a lot of techniques.

Out of my research I found that the one greatest thing is being able design cards a lot easier. Duh, I mean who wouldn’t have thought of that right?  I have always looked at sketches, but always saw everyone’s outcome and it intimidated me.

So after finding Jk Cards through Twitter/Instagram, he let me know he puts sketches up weekly at Stamp Ink Paper and that I should give it a try.

So I did.

Here is the sketch he provided:

And here is my result:

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For this card I used the Lawn Fawn “Mermaid for You” stamp set.  I colored my mermaids hair with copic markers, along with the rock, seaweed and coral piece. For the tail, I put a coat of multi-media matte glue down and then sprinkled with some glitter I had on hand. Then I die cut each piece.

I cut some blue cardstock (not sure of the brand) and then cut a smaller piece of the “Under the Sea” from Doodle Bug. I then cut out a piece of vellum with a Lawn Fawn stitched circle die, and heat embossed the sentiment with The Ton’s wonderful rose gold embossing powder. It truly is amazing in person. I placed this on a Neenah Solar White 110lb top folding card base.

I then finished this off with some Pretty Pink Posh rain droplets and added some shimmer to the mermaids hair with Spectrum Noir‘s clear glitter pen.

I hope you enjoyed this card! Have a great week!


4 Replies to “My First Sketch Entry – SIP Challenge 50”

  1. Love your card!! Awesome job coloring and the vellum and gold heat embossing puts it over the top! Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch over at Stamp, Ink, Paper! 🙂

  2. Wow Ricky! This is just adorable! Glad you had fun with our sketch this week! I love sketches and yes, they really do make for a fun design. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!

  3. Ricky your card is adorable and fabulous! You did a great job coloring the mermaid and I love how she’s perched atop a rock next to the coral. So glad you decided to play along with our challenge at Stamp Ink Paper!

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