Slimlines Without Special Supplies

Slimlines Without Special Supplies

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How about some extra sketch inspiration this month? I have a few extra videos stashed away that I’d like to catch up on, so I’ll be posting some extras this month! If you don’t already 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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sketch #21

Feel free to pin this image on Pinterest for future reference! It’s a sweet slimline that you might see in a future Sketch Starter Challenge!

hearts & cubes

I originally created these designs for an Altenew video that came out in February on their YT channel.( You can see it below on my channel…) So, it was perfect timing to create a Valentine’s card for my husband! He’s got it in the office on a shelf <3 <3 <3

I used the Cube builder stencil with some unusual ink choices to create a cool tone-on-tone background. And then I paired it with a doubled-up Illusion Heart in teals. Red and teal is such a yummy color combo! The sentiment label comes from the Eucalyptus Jar stamp set. Oh, and finally, a reason to use up some heart-shaped enamel dots!! (I seriously never use the shapes! LOL!)

greeting card featuring illusion heart die by altenew
greeting card featuring illusion heart die by altenew

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mountains to climb

For my second take, I created an abstract mountain shape using the Geometric Landscape stencil, clear embossing and some ink blending. Crazy cool, right? I took some liberties with the circle and sentiment shapes to finish off the landscape. The enamel dots just felt right to help finish off the design – does it look more like an other-worldly terrain with multiple moons?

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sketch starters with nicole

Here’s the companion video that will walk you through creating both designs! I shared tips on using “regular” craft supplies to make slimline projects. In other words, you don’t need special stuff to make slimline designs! In most cases, you can make it work with what you have ūüėÄ

join in on 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 April, 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 April 28th. Winner will be announced on April 29th 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!

cardmaking sketch by nicole watt

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1 thought on “Slimlines Without Special Supplies”

  1. These cards turned out fabulous! The shine, texture, and dimension you achieved with a simple design is stunning! Thank you for sharing and teaching another great process/layout using minimal supplies.


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