Today's Banana Split Sunday challenge is a sketch...which is my favorite kind! I'm layout challenged, so a sketch gives me some framework to start with and makes the actual card construction less intimidating.
It's very unusual for me to make a card without any stamping, but every once in a while in the process of creating that just feels like the right thing to do! I actually intended to use a quote stamp on the outside of this card , but after playing around with it for quite a while I found I really liked it best just as it is. I love the way the weave of the burlap ribbon mimics the pattern of the designer paper, and I also like the contrast of the natural elements against the shiny satin.
I love this quote (brand new from soon-to-be-released Quotes III), and since the original idea was to use the quote with the divided paper, I decided to carry the theme to the inside. I stamped the quote, cut two strips of the designer paper to frame it, inked the edges of the papers with Tim Holtz distress ink, and added a tiny jute bow just for fun. I really love how it turned out. The lines are still clean but with that little bit of extra to make it interesting. It's funny too (kinda punny actually) that this paper has some faintly printed words that have to do with various subjects you might learn in school, so arithmetic/division fit right in. ;)
I hope you like my card too and that it will entice you to take the challenge! You'll have a chance to win the 2RB new release set of your choice! More inspiration and sneak peeks on the Banana Blog!