a seriously simple sketch to feature background stamps

a seriously simple sketch to feature background stamps

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Are you ready for a new Sketch Starter Challenge? As you might know, I host a monthly Sketch Starter Challenge GIVEAWAY each month. All you have to do is use one of the current sketches and upload or link to your project using a sketch. You could win a $15 gift certificate from Altenew!

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february 2021 sketch challenge winner

Of course, we can’t start a new challenge without announcing the winner of the previous challenge! I used a random number generator to select the winner. Drum roll please!

The winner is #15: Liz O.!!

Congratulations, Liz! She saw the original announcement on last week’s Running with Scissors, so we’ve already been in contact. She also shared some really kind words that I wanted to share with you. It was such a nice way to end my week!

“First of all I would like to express my gratitude for all that you share. I know you probably hear/read this a lot, but you are an inspiration to many of us. All your videos and are an amazing source of knowledge and inspiration.”

Liz O.

Now, on to the newest Sketch Starter and new challenge!

sketch #19

Feel free to pin this image on Pinterest for future reference! 

trees + washi

The first simple result from this simple sketch will truly just take a minute or two! I used the Birch Forest background stamp in Arctic Mountain and added two strips of washi tape from the Sweet Dreams collection, and then heat embossed the sentiment in white. 1, 2, 3. Done!

boxes + flowers

For the second take, I did a bit of a step up since I added some dimension to the design. I stamped the Dots & Boxes stamp set twice – once in Arctic Mountain, and the second time in Icy Water – on Winter Clouds cardstock. Then, I chopped out a strip, which would get filled in with some washi from the Enjoy The Ride collection. I popped up the sentiment and the boxes pieces to add some extra dimension. It’s not much more difficult, but adds a bit more interest since there are various levels to the layout.

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sketch starters with nicole

Here’s the companion video that will walk you through creating both designs!

on to the latest challenge!

I have a $15 gift certificate to Altenew to give away to one lucky winner! I would love to see what you come up with using this latest sketch. The giveaway is open today through the rest of the month, so get out your craft supplies and enter in a project, or two, or three!!

You can enter as many times as you like during the month. One winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator. International entries welcome! The InLinkz will close at 11:59 US Central Time March 24th. Winner will be announced on March 25th during my Running with Scissors episode on YouTube.

You can choose from any of these sketches for your entries! When you’re ready, you can add your project in the linkup below, or head over to the Challenge Page to review the rules and linkup there!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thank You!

Time is precious and I’m truly grateful that you chose to spend a few minutes of your day here!
I would love to connect with you on Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest where we have the opportunity to share and interact even more!


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2 thoughts on “a seriously simple sketch to feature background stamps”

  1. Thank you very much for all that you share Nicole! I truly appreciate the gift and all the fabulous inspiration! Have a wonderful weekend!

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