Gatefold Gift Cards | Sketch Starters #013 + Winner + New challenge

Sep 9, 2020Congratulations Cards1 comment

Gatefold Gift Cards | Sketch Starters #013 + Winner + New challenge

Sep 9, 2020Congratulations Cards1 comment

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! I’m sharing my latest Sketch Starters with Nicole projects and video, and a change to the Challenge. You now have a selection of recent sketches to use for the challenge. Since I’m doing more during the month, I thought you’d enjoy the flexibility. Let me know what you think of the change with a comment on this post!

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august 2020 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 #3: Kim S.!!

Congratulations, Kim! Please email me (nicole@pmretreat.com) with the subject line August 2020 Sketch Challenge Winner and I’ll have your $15 Altenew Gift Certificate emailed over.

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

sketch #13

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

simple, with a surprise!

This design is choc full of surprises! Not only is there no stamping, but the design is an offset gatefold that I further converted into a gift card holder! Even better, because of the way I arranged the flowers, the card stands on its own without falling over or looking wonky. 

Both of today’s cards use the Enjoy the Ride ephemera and 6×6 paper. To soften up the background, I added in a smidge of ink blending – the only ink you’ll find on these cards!

You can find all of my sketches on this Pinterest board. Go ahead, Pin away!!

just flip it

For the second take, I simply flipped the sketch on its side. The setup is the same, though,, with the fold now at the left instead of the top. I swapped out for a new strip of patterned paper to decorate the gift card fold, and used Peach Perfect for a little glow in the background. 

Project Happy Mail
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Sketch Starters with Nicole #013

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 month of September, 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 September 30th. Winner will be announced on October 2nd.

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!

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