Welcome to this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! I'm also linking this one up to Aud Sentiments Anything Goes Challenge. I had a few ideas for this week's sketch, but I needed to make a card for my 16 year old Nephew's birthday, and once again I have more ideas than time, so decided to go with it! Went to my local scrapbook store yesterday, Scraps of Love in Peoria AZ and one of my purchases was this very cool Carta Bella paper that had the treadmarks on it... since he loves to ride all kinds of things with wheels on them, I knew it would be perfect! I used the CDD Picture frame die and cut out the treadmark layer. Then I used my stitched circle dies from MFT to cut a circle out of the center and another one to cut the red circle out of the back of the treadmark paper. I consulted my bag of circles (whenever I cut circles on my cricut I cut a few in different sizes and keep a bag of extra ones and sometimes there is one in just the right size and color) for the black circle behind the red. Then I sliced my frame in half and cut a tiny bit off of the ends of each half to leave the space between the two pieces. I also used the CTMH Ink Blog set to add a little splat of platinum on the bottom left corner.
I cut some gears from the CTMH Artiste cartridge in black cardstock and then sloppily added some versamark and Platinum embossing powder on them... I wanted to definitely make them imperfect and made the embossing uneven. Then I cut a couple fishtail banners out of black cardstock and some cool packaging I got with my latest electronics purchase and used an embossing folder with gears on it to emboss them.
And loved the chance to use my CDD Wishful Thoughts Word Dies to cut the word "Big" out of the packaging again and the coordinating Wishful Thoughts stamp set to stamp in Versamark on a black strip and emboss in more platinum. LOVE these two sets together!
Thanks for stopping and be sure to check out all of the great artwork over at Atlantic Hearts and play along! Also, there are some very cool creations over at Aud Sentiments and you should check it out!