THANKS A SLOTH!
Welcome to the Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge for this week! In case you’re wondering if I made a typo in my title – no, it’s supposed to say Thanks a Sloth! Today I created a fun card using the Art Impressions stamp set called Sloth-Some. I think sloths have the sweetest faces – although I wouldn’t want to get in the way of those long claws!
Here’s the sketch for this week.
As always, the sketch is your starting point. You can flip it sideways or upside down. Or you can change the focal shape from a circle to whatever you like. As long as the basic sketch is still recognizable, you can make the changes you need. Or you can be like me, and make a change by mistake! *ugh* I rushed a bit, and forgot to offset my layering for the circles. So we’ll just pretend it was ‘on purpose’!
THANKS A SLOTH
You could change the sentiment with this card, and use it for a Valentine’s Day card! There’s two cute love sentiments in the set; I Love You a Whole Sloth, and I Love You Slow Much!
Isn’t he just the cutest?! I’ve read about sloth rescue sites in Costa Rica, that rescue, rehabilitate and rehome wild sloths that have been lost, abandoned or hurt. Can you image having the job of being with sloths all day? Have you seen how cute the babies are?!! OMGosh – dream job! Some places let people come in & see the sloths – but no touching or interaction, so that the sloths stay wild, and wary of humans.
CARD FRONT DETAILS
First, stamp your sloth image onto white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Use your alcohol markers to colour in the sloth and heart. I used a couple of shades of red (natch!) for the heart to create some shading, and 3 shades of brown for the sloth. Next, use a bright and dark yellow for the ribbon on the heart.
On a separate strip of white cardstock, stamp the sentiment in red ink.
Next, use your favourite Circle Dies with a Big Shot to die cut the coloured image, and a red cardstock circle slightly bigger. Layer them together (offset or direct!) with foam tape or squares. Then, layer the sentiment with a strip of black cardstock behind it.
For the background panel, die cut a circle the same size as your red cardstock circle from a Post-it Note to create a mask. Set a panel of white cardstock in your MISTI, and position your background stamp. I used a retired SU! set called Everything Eleanor. Ink up the image in yellow ink, and stamp. I used my red alcohol marker by hand to add the red next to the yellow.
Now you can add your image and sentiment panels, after removing the mask. Next, add your front panel to a panel of black cardstock, and then to a card base of red cardstock.
To finish off the card front, add a few gold metallic dots scattered amongst the background.
JOIN THE CHALLENGE!
We’re back to our regular schedule for challenges, so you’ve got 1 week to link up your card! For more inspiration, check out what the rest of the design team have created, over on the Paper Craft Crew page. That’s also where you’ll find the link, to add your project.
If you’d like to purchase any of the supplies I used to create this card, please click the links below. To see more cards I made using other images in this Sloth-some stamp set, you can click HERE and HERE.