Monday, February 2, 2015

Feb Sketch and Dare Challenge by Tonya Gibbs

Hi everyone, I'm so excited to share with you the February Sketch & Dare Challenge.  Here is a glimpse at this month's sketch:

The dare this month is to use a heart!


  1. Use at least one Die~Namites Die in your creation.
  2. Use the SKETCH! It can be interpreted (loosely or exactly) as a card, layout or altered piece!
  3. Incorporate the DARE into your creation.
  4. Mention the Die~Namites Die you used in your blog post.
  5. Link back to the Die~Namites Die.
  6. You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog and link up to this post.  **PLEASE add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog.*
Each participant will receive one entry into our random drawing
for each entry into the challenge.

 A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants for a
$25 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites Dies.

This month I'm going to use these dies for my card:

and the

Foil accents are all the rage this season, but I haven't seen too many masculine cards using the shiny goodness.  So today, I thought I would share with you a technique for adding foil to a delicate die like the Summer Branch Die.  This die has lots of small fine pieces, and yes, you can easily add foiling in seconds!  You can see it has complete coverage in the photo below.
Here is a process video showing how I created this card...

Here is my final card view.  Wouldn't your sweetie just love to receive  this card?  I think the splatters from the IndigoBlu Limor Webber Designs Splattered Heart Stamp and the Flitter Foil in the background look like fireworks. I love how simple it was to add the foil to the very delicate  Summer Branch Die.  Also don't forget to look at the negative pieces of your dies, to see if you can use them as accents, like I did with the Heart Doily Die.   

Now don't forget to link up your project  below before the last day of the month, so that you have a chance at this wonderful $25 gift certificate offer!

Reminder:  Do you enjoy Die-namites dies?  We have a Design Team call out right now, hurry and submit your applications before February 24th. Details can be found here.

Thanks for stopping in today, I hope I have inspired you

Tonya Gibbs


  1. Great card!love the style☺☺

  2. How pretty! I do love all the glittery goodness of the foil! Awesome card!

  3. wonderful sketch, amazing inspiration!

  4. beautiful example of the challenge. love it!

  5. What a lovely card design. And, I love the sketch. Hopefully, if my die order arrives in time, I can participate in the fun too! I ordered in January so hopefully it will make it to me soon.