Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Stamp With Shel-Around the World on Wednesday- Sketch Challenge

Today I am participating in the Around The World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  

This month we are bringing you a sketch challenge!  Here is our sketch: 
And here is my take on this sketch: 

I believe that this is the first time I have ever made a card for a blog hop or challenge, that has zero ink on it.  What!?  Crazy huh!  But as you can see it doesn't need it! Here's how I did it:

How You Can Make It: 

Night of Navy card stock
Real Red card stock
Basic White card stock
Real Red Ribbon
Beary Christmas 12 x 12 DSP
Beary Christmas Memories & More cards
Stylish Shapes dies
Dots N Spots die
Paper Snips
Adhesives: Tombow, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tear N Tape


Card Base:  Night of Navy: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 score 4 1/4
Card Liner:  Basic White: 4 x 5 1/4
Mat Layer 1:  Real Red: 4 x 5 1/4 
Mat Layer 2: Basic White: 3 3/4 x 5
Vertical Strip: Night of Navy: 5 1/2 x 3/4
Circles: Real Red: 2@ 1 3/4 Night of Navy: 2@ 1 1/4

  1. Fold the card base on the score line and burnish it flat with a bone folder. 
  2. Add a Basic White card liner to the inside of the card. 
  3. Add a Real Red mat layer to the front of the card. 
  4. Use the Dots N Spots die to add circles to the Basic White mat layer, then attach it to the front of the card.
  5. Add Tear N Tape to the center of the Night of Navy Vertical strip. Then add Real Red Ribbon.  Attach to the front of the card. 
  6. Die cut circles with the Stylish Shapes dies. 
  7. Add circles to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  8. Fussy cut the bear from the Beary Christmas 12 x 12 DSP and then attach it to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  9. Fussy cut the greeting banner from the Beary Christmas Memories and More cards and attach it to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  10. Embellish by adding a bow with Mini Glue Dots. 
Now please hop along and see what my creative pals have to share with you today: 

Jan Clothier - NZ



  1. Love it !!! I love the use of circles and I do love that Polar Bear. Great inspiration x

  2. Love that you have swapped out the square elements for circles Shel. Fabulous card. xxx

  3. Circles!! Great idea and very cute card!

  4. What a great card for this sketch challenge. I love the red/white/blue colour combo. This polar bear looks very cozy in his sweater.

  5. I like the classic colour palette and the way you've used circles instead of squares. I like that they're echoed with the Spots'n'Dots die too. :-)

  6. Such a fun and happy card! I love the cute polar bear with the circles and polkadots!

  7. Beautiful card!!! I love this paper and how you used it for the sketch using circles instead! Brilliant! Thank you so much for the instructions!! Hugs! Ximena

  8. Applause!
    What a wonderful idea to replace the squares with circles, it makes the menu softer! Bravo !


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