HA January card sketch – Blooming!

Not having a lot of time to do everything on the (want) to do list can be rather stressful when you want to relax and craft! But when I get to craft, it can be uplifting!

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Since I don’t have a lot of time to make this January card sketch, I kept is simple and easy. This card only took about 30-45 minutes to make.

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The sketch for January!

I started with a folded square card base. I then chose two patterned paper from the same set (so they match better), cut a square size from each patterned paper, then cut it diagonally from one corner to the other. With the triangle pieces, I then cut it in half from the right angle corner to the center of the hypotenuse. (Go high school mathematics knowledge!)

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To save time, I used the double-sided tape to tape the pieces together.

Once everything is cut, I took 4 triangles, flipped them over and pieced them into a square. I taped the squares together with double-sided tape and added more tape onto the edges. I then stuck the newly created background onto my card base.

Next it was time to make the center circle. To make the vellum under-piece, I first traced a circle with a die, lined up the stamp, stamped with StazOn Pigment Piano Black ink, and then cut the circle out by hand. As a side note, StazOn Pigment stamps very beautifully on vellum! The result is much more beautiful than regular StazOn.  Anyway, I then used runner tape to stick the vellum onto the center of the card.

The center white circle I made by tracing the circular starry die, running the die through my Cuttlebug, and cutting the white circle out by hand. Using a soft make-up brush, I brushed the center of the white circle with Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry. I then stuck this onto the center with 1mm foam tape. Finally, I added foam stickers (the flowers and hearts) onto the card and it’s done!

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Close-up, mainly to showcase the ink on the vellum!

Thanks for reading! I hope you perhaps learned something or got inspired. Try to make time for crafting whenever you can! Until next time!

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