I’m Amanda and I live in Essex in the UK, where I work part-time as a bookkeeper. My main hobby is scrapbooking, but I’ve also been making cards for about 20 years. Even after all this time I much prefer working from a sketch to coming up with my own ideas for new cards. I'd like to thank Ashley and the Stick It Down team for asking me to be a guest designer this month. I was a regular team member back in 2015 and it's always lovely to be invited back.
This month's card sketch struck me as quite masculine with strong lines and angles, so I made a card for my nephew using a Papermania collection called Mr Mister. I kept the background quite subtle and added colour in the middle of the card where I swapped the central stripe on the sketch for a second banner, layering the two together with my sentiment on foam squares for a bit of dimension. I punched the 'No. 1' circle from one of the papers, attached it with more foam squares and scattered a trio of star stickers across the card to finish off.