Friday, February 17, 2017

February Technique Blog Hop

FEBRUARY - So Sketchy

Welcome to a Year of Card Techniques 2017, a year-long series of monthly blog hops focusing on techniques for card makers.  Each month we feature a different technique, card fold or product.  We’ve assembled a team of ten card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll get a great variety of cards and ideas.

If you arrived here from Claudia's blog, then you're on the right path.  Don't worry if you missed a stop - I've listed the links for the entire hop later in the post. Remember, we love to hear from you, so please follow along and leave a comment. There will be a special prize waiting for one of you each month this year, selected from all comments on the hop. See prize details below, and please join us the third Saturday of each month for a new technique.

Our challenge this month was to create cards inspired by this sketch. It really WAS a challenge for me!  I'm pretty good at copying other people's cards :-) but hadn't worked from a sketch before. I think it was a good creative stretching exercise - and I think I'll try doing it again one of these days. Here's what I came up with (apparently I tend more toward horizontal layouts if this selection is any indication!!!).

I decided to rotate the design for this all-occasion card.
This one was inspired by a fellow coach, Jeanne Bobish.
My photography leaves a little to be desired!
I suppose the shark should be lower to match the sketch...
Glass Blooms - my favorite stamp set
I used masking and glittery gel pens on this CAS one-layer card.
A couple scraps of marbled paper from last month and a leftover piece
of a watercolor technique I was trying.
I tried to stay fairly true to the sketch on this one.
The cupcakes are paper-pieced - another piece of marbled
paper left from last month!

This super-cute stamp set called "Easter Bunny" is the February Prize, sponsored by Claudia Henderson. Its retail value is $17.95 but you can get it free! Be sure to comment on all the posts for a chance to win. It will be given away to some lucky someone chosen from all the comments on the hop as of March 4th. The winner will be announced on March's hop. 

And here's today's lineup in case you get lost along the way. Thanks so much for visiting!


  1. I love all of your cards. You did a great job with the sketch on all 4 cards!

  2. Oh my gosh! You outdid yourself with this sketch challenge. Beautiful interpretations of the sketch! It was fun hopping with you. See you next month!

  3. Such cute cards!! Great variety!! Smiles!!

  4. Super cool cards. The shark one made me chuckle :-) x

  5. The sketch is a great one to inspire so many great cards. The chicken one is so cute.

  6. Oh my goodness Wilmar, you were on a role. These are all beautiful examples and I like them all. Thank you so much for hopping with us and I am looking forward to next months challenge with you :-) Great job my friend!

  7. All amazing cards. You are one talented lady. Thanks for sharing your talent with us

  8. Love your cards! Great colors and cuts and interpretations!