Crazy Easy Way to Flip Focus with Layers

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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. We took a break in December, but it’s time to get crafting and sharing again! 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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sketch #16

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

bold & gold

When most people look at the sketch above, they automatically assume that the smaller rectangle is stacked on top of the larger rectangle, and that the strip is stacked on top of everything else. But what if it isn’t? That was the approach I took with this first design. In this case, the gorgeous gold layer created from the Beautiful Bergenia 3D Embossing Folder is inset, with a black frame popped up around it. It’s kind of like a shadowbox.

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subdued & spotlight

On the flip side, we can stack the layers as expected, but create a spotlight look by coloring only the popped up center layer, and matching it up with the same Bergenia Builder image in the background.

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 January 31st, so get out your craft supplies and enter in a project!

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 January 31st. Winner will be announced on February 4th 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!

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  1. Carol McCready

    I love both cards. I think the popped up card is my favorite.

  2. Sarah S

    Both of those cards were awe inspiring. I feel like I need to go to my craft room and CASE! I couldn’t seem to get it to show on You tube so couldn’t give you a thumbs up. 🙁

  3. Inkin' Chickie

    Great video on how to flip and mask. I like the color addition ideas. Both look so great, but I think the gold one wins out for me.


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