I really liked today's Sunday Sketch, created by Katie, so it was easy to slip into the craft room for a few minutes to make this card. I made some small changes, like making an extra border around the image and making the stripes wider. It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you must follow a sketch to the letter. If you allow yourself the freedom to make some tweaks, you will find that it's easier to use the sketch each week, especially if your supplies are limited. Here, I left off the ribbon because it would have cut across my image in a strange way. I compensated for that by adding a sentiment circle. Don't forget to have fun with the sketches and put your own stamp on them! (Pun intended.)
The soldier stamp is by Our Daily Bread Designs and is one I purchased after I won a gift certificate a few months ago. I love all of the details and the fact that it looks just as good plain as colored.
Go ahead and post your own version of Sketch #157!
Cards shipped to OWH in 2013: 340 blank and 140 AnyHero (as of 1/7/13)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 1284 blank and 218 AnyHero
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695
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