9/29/2021 Update: This card was a Top Three Winner in AHSC Challenge #439!Interruptions can be annoying. I created this card on Monday, the first day of the challenge. After adding the information to my blog, I was interrupted and published it later in the day but never added it to the challenge! Then I noticed I had not yet added the photos to my blog. So finally, here is my card, properly updated with photos and posted to the challenge.
The weekly challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Challenge #439 will end on Sunday evening, September 26, 2021. Here's their sketch:
I enjoy making masculine cards so looked through my stash of plaid and wood grain papers for inspiration. I cut the papers to match the sketch, adding a few extra layers here and there with black and blue-green cardstock. I tried gray cardstock but black gave the card more interest. The real issue for me was what to use for the center. I finally went with two die-cut stitched circles, stamped with a simple sentiment and decorated with three die-cut gears. I finished it off with a few black gems.
This challenge is one of my favorites for great sketches, so visit the AHSC439 Blog and play along.
Stamp: Carta Bella "Gather Together"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic White, Basic Black, Lost Lagoon, Foiled Cardstock (silver)
Paper: Stampin' Up! DSP (plaid scrap) & Kaiser Craft "Boardwalk" (wood grain)
Dies: RCD (gears) & Whimsy (stitched circles)
Misc.: Foam tape and black gems