It's Thursday, which means there's a brand-new Deconstructed Sketch (#49) to try. Here it is:
I love that cluster of shapes and banners! When I was playing around with my card for this month's Diva Dare (which I posted yesterday), I cut some of Verve's new Ribbon Banners out of corrugated cardboard. (The Diva Dare theme is "All Aboard" -- use chipboard, cardboard, and/or kraft.) I didn't use the banners for that card, but thought they'd be absolutely perfect for this sketch. The patriotic theme was inspired by both the Heidi Swapp papers I used and the "You're My Hero" sentiment in Verve's Purely Sentimental stamp set. It's hard to see, but to the left and right of the stamped and white embossed sentiment, I clear embossed rows of little stars using one of the stamps from Super Dad. To give the card some oomph (it's still feeling a little plain), I tied on some red/white/blue Airmail Divine Twine from The Cat's Pajamas and punched the edge of that white panel with a spiral notebook punch (that I'd long forgotten about until I saw these awesome cards by Amy Rohl).
The Deconstructed Sketch girls are bringin' it on strong for this week's sketch. Check out their samples, too. Here they are:
Pam Varnell (later today)
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