Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Swirly Highlights

Hello, it's a lovely sunny Spring day here, I hope its the same where you are!
I have a card for the new LO  from The Sketch File to share today. 

Adding a die cut swirl is one of my favourite ways to finish off a card or other crafting project.  Often, when I get that 'hmm there;s something missing' feeling it's all put right by adding a swirl, or even just a part of one.
The title of the new sketch on The Sketch File  is "Swirly Highlights" and we have a simple layered design, but with the addition of a swirl or other kind of "Little Extra" 

I made this card, using a beautiful die from Ultimate Crafts

This is the basic "Swirly Highlights" from The Sketch File 
Smooth White card blank plus extra of the same card
Bazzill card; in various green and lemon shades
The white and green squares were cut with Nested dies

(Nested Squares die set - by Tonic)

The white square was then embossed  and matted onto the green square

(Tiny Hearts embossing folder - by Cuttlebug)

The swirly circle  shape is cut from a double layer of card for extra dimension, and the extra, separate swirly shape (on the right side of the circle) is from the same die set

('Careless and Free' die set - by Ultimate Crafts )

The sentiment was printed onto card, cut to size, and matted onto dark green card before adhering in place at either end so that it curves up in the middle, standing away from the card slightly
The butterfly is made using a couple of lemon shades and a couple of different dies, with the body highlighted with gold glitter glue

(Plain butterfly from Jadene Happy Thoughts die set - by Ultimate Crafts 
Fancy Butterfly and Body from Butterfly Trio - by Memory Box)

I hope you like the card and feel inspired to have a go with the sketch yourself.  You can find the April LO and loads more sketch ideas HERE

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you'll leave a message :)


Tracey C - Unicorncrafter said...

Love this card Kathy :) it has inspired me to get the swirl dies out and have a go at the sketch too :) x

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card and great interpretation of the sketch.
Linda xxx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Beautiful layout and color combination on this anniversary card

Lea Brawn said...

I love this card Kathy. I really like that circular die. Great design x

Janet Packer said...

Beautiful card Kathy.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous anniversary card. I love the sketch. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Laine said...

Beautiful pastels Kathy and so springlike. Love all of the detail.

Cathy Clowes said...

This is wonderful Kathy. I love the design and that beautiful butterfly. Cathy x

Kate M said...

Really beautiful and elegant card, beautiful colours and design.
That swirly circle is fabulous!! Finishes the card off beautifully!!
Great project!

Andree said...

This is such a pretty card Kathy. The simple design is so effective xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Kathy

gr karin

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great card & a fab sketch Kathy!
Dawn xx