ODBDSLC262 Sketch Challenge: Winter Birthday Card

Hi!  Today, you get a bonus post!  I am doing the ODBDSLC262 Sketch Challenge this week; and, hope you like my entry.  I love the way this card turned out.  It uses some of the things I learned at the Rubber Stamping Event in Mesa last weekend. This time of year we tend to put a lot of focus on Thanksgiving and Christmas; and, forget that other occasions still happen!  So, this card is a winter birthday card.   Here is the card…

ODBDSLC262 Sketch Challenge

Liquid Applique used to be something that Stampin’ Up! sold; but, that was years ago!  I used to love it; but, could never quite get things to look right. It has also been years since I have seen any available!   At the event last week, I learned that you put a drop on;  and then, spread it out as thin as you can… in other words, the thinner the better. Then, use your heat tool to get it to puff up; but, hold it a little higher than if you are using embossing powder.   It must be coming back, as several places had liquid applique.  Of course I had to buy some!  So, I added it to this card.  What do you think? (I still need to work on applying the applique thinner!) The stamp is actually kind of a summer picture.  I wanted to make it a winter one, so added the snow.  The other thing I learned, is that you can add fine glitter to it; and, it will stick!  You don’t have to heat set it either!  (Well, not if added while making the card).   I added some to this picture, to make the snow look like the sun was shining on it; and, it really does.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t show up in the picture.   Here is a close up..ODBDSLC262 Sketch Challenge Close Up

I have started my collection of copic markers, and am learning how to blend, for shading.  Research has given me some tips which I tried to use when coloring this picture.  I was happy with the outcome.  Those tips will be the subject of another post!

The picture below is the sketch we were given for this challenge.  To see other entries or learn more about ODBD Challenges, click here.


Here is the recipe for the card I made:

Stamp Sets:  North Coast Creations Barn; Stampin’ Up! retired set for sentiment.

Paper:  (Stampin’ Up!)  Always Artichoke, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″; 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″; 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″.  Whisper White, 4″ x 5 1/4″; approximately 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.  Cherry Cobbler, 2″ x 4″; 2″ x 3 1/2″; approximately 3″ x 3″; enough for fence die cut.

Inks: Momento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers

Accessories:  ODBD Fence Die;  Square Collection Framelits by Stampin’ Up!, Stampin’ Up! Softly Falling Embossing Folder;  Retired Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding;  White Liquid Applique.

Adhesives:  Snail, Tear and Tape; Dimensionals; Glue Dots


I do so hope you have enjoyed my entry for the ODBDSLC262 Sketch Challenge; and, that you have learned something about using the liquid applique and glitter.  I would love to see some of the projects you do with this technique!  Don’t forget to leave a comment at the bottom of the page!  I love to hear from you!

Until our next visit, Happy Stampin’ and Scrappin’, Paula



4 thoughts on “ODBDSLC262 Sketch Challenge: Winter Birthday Card

  1. Wow, what a fabulous scene!! Love your coloriing and use of the Liquid Applique- I still have some of the old Stampin’ Up! (wonder if it still works- will have to try it 🙂 Your copic coloring looks wonderful and I love the fence as well as the other layers for our sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge- hugs and have a blessed week!

  2. Julie! Thanks so much for your kind comments! I had some old SU! liquid applique but threw it out a while back as it had become discolored. Hopefully yours hasn’t. The colored ones are being discontinued; but, white is still being produced. At least that is what B I J’s Art Supplies told me; and, they are the ones that showed me how to use it; and, that I bought mine from last weekend. I really liked the sketch ya’ll had this time and it went together so nicely with what I bought from ODBD last weekend at the Fall Festival Rubber stamp Event. Have a blessed week!

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