Back to being a little Corrosive!

I am so excited to be back on the Corrosive Challenges by Janet Design Team! I enjoyed my time on Janet's team before and when she asked if I would like to return, I jumped at the chance! So I will be here every Sunday bringing you a new challenge as well as some of my Big Ideas. If you're new to my blog, the Big Ideas are things I have included with the card posted each Sunday that might be a technique or an idea for you to try. Hopefully some of the ideas inspire you!

For today's challenge, we are working with a sketch (which I adore!!) Here's the sketch for you to try:

And here is my card:

This was so much fun to make and will be my brother-in-law's birthday card. Stamps are from Unity (tree) and My Time Made Easy (argyle background). Here's the Big Ideas for the week:

* Don't be afraid to mix and match Nestability cut shapes for images and mats. On this card I used the new Nestie Labels 11 and a simple Nestie oval for the mat.
*Every little thing on an image does not have to be colored. Note the designs on the tree. I added a little color here and there but left a lot of spots plain so the colors wouldn't overwhelm.
* Let your sentiment hang out! Adding your sentiment piece so it overhangs the edge of the card creates some visual interest. Give it a try sometime.

If you would like to play along with this week's Corrosive sketch, create your card and post to your blog or other online gallery and then add a link to it over at the Challenge blog. We would love to stop by and see what you create!
Until next time, have a creative day!



Janet said...

awesome card mary! Welcome back:)

Stephanie said...

I bet your brother in law loves this! Your 'let your sentiment hang out' tip made me chuckle and think...how do you stick it in an envelope then? Are you creating a larger envie? I just had this problem & attached the card atop the gift...but I really wanted an envelope for it.

Ceal said...

great masculine card Mary!

peggysue said...

Very nice, I like the browns and blues going together. Unusually shaped cards are not popular at my post office, but I hope your postal worker is more understanding. :)

Gina said...

That's a great sketch and I love your color palette.

JazzyH said...

Love the colors!

Crystal said...

Love this card. Warm and beautiful ! Wonderful coming to visit your blog.

The Mama Monkey said...

This is so pretty (handsome?!) and I love that image with the sketch!

We are back from vaca now...trying to catch up...snow day for schools today! Not sure how much I can do with 3 crazy kids in the house!

Wendy K. said...

Very unique card! I like the buttons!