Monday, May 1, 2023

{BYSHC} Sketch Challenge #33 - May

 I hope you had a chance to play along with the BYSHC Spring Into Christmas Linky Party last week.  I appreciate the motivation to start making Christmas cards throughout the year and the three Linky Parties always give me a jump start.  There are always generous sponsors - and that means prizes for folks who play along.  July will be our next week-long Linky Party, so keep your Christmas supplies close!

Now that it's May 1st, we are back to our monthly BYSHC Sketch Challenge.  Here is the sketch Crystal has for us to play with in May.

I pulled out Gifting Girl, a digital stamp from Angie Blom Designs for my card.  Angie is one of our regular Linky party sponsors.  In addition to her digital shop, you may recognize her as an artist for Unity Stamps, too.  I pulled out my Copics for this sweetie.

I thought I would fussy cut the present part of the image and pop it out on foam for the smaller rectangle in the sketch.  I created a little more contrast by gluing it to black paper and then cutting it a second time.  I love the shadowed look!

I used vellum with gold heat embossing and MFT's Lined By Hand Background stamp for the 1" strip and finished with three Ombre Sparkle & Shine Glitter Drops from Pinkfresh Studio.  

Now it's your turn!  Use the sketch and share your creation in the Sketch #33 Album.  There is always a prize winner at the end of the month! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
In kindness, Cathy

Challenges Entered:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown / Vellum (until May 5th)
Jingle Belles April 21 -/Holiday Leftovers (The digital image has been on my "pile" since last November.)


  1. A beautiful card. I think that the vellum embossing sets the card off nicely. Great use of the Vellum Embossing Technique challenge over on the 52CCT challenge blog. Thanks for sharing your creation with us.

  2. Cathy... fabulous card! love the sketch, love your image choice and layout, love your coloring! Thanks so much for joining and sharing at Christmas Card Throwdown this week!

  3. Love your take on "fashionable", Cathy. Wonderful design and coloring. Thanks for playing with us at Time Out!

  4. Fabulous take on the sketch!!!!!! I love that digi stamp with the girl/presents!!!!!

  5. Lovely card and such a beautiful use of that cool digi! So pleased you could join our Holiday Leftovers fun at Jingle Belles!

  6. wow, such a lovely card, with your lovely lady carrying her Christmas packages. Lots of beautiful variety. Thanks for sharing with us at 52 CCT this week. Smiles, Kathy DT

  7. Fabulous card, I love the image and colour theme.
    Thank you for joining the Christmas Card Throwdown.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well :-)
    Majda DT

  8. Woow what a gorgeous Christmas card! I love Angies images and your coloring is fantastic. The shadow with black paper behind the 3D gift is fantastic and these gold stripes on vellum are just amazing! Love it! Thank you for playing at our challenge at 52CCT.

  9. Such a wonderful Card Cathy, Love the design of your card and the Black layers you have given to give the shadowed look.. Really awesome. Thank you so much for playing with us at Time Out. Hugsxx Deepti