Hello and welcome! I’ve used the absolutely stunning Artistically Ink DSP and stamp set for my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches.
Here’s my card:
Here’s the challenge banner for Freshly Made Sketches 490:
In order to keep with the FMS style, I just used a banner of the DSP and the large flower and leaves from the stamp set. Using the white cardstock for the background creates a great deal of openness. I did emboss the white cardstock with the Subtles 3D embossing folder, but it is barely noticeable.
- I started with a Magenta Madness based trimmed to 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent-fold card.
- The bright pink just seemed too bright to me, so I used Basic Black to offset the brightness. The Basic Black background mat measures 4-1/4 inhes by 5-3/8 inches. I used a scrap piece of black cardstock for the sentiment panel. The black mat for the DSP measures 1-3/8 inches by 5 inches.
- The DSP measures 1-1/4 inches by 4-7/8 inches. While I had the DSP out, I trimmed a piece to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches for the envelope flap. Then I punched a 1 inch circle of coordinating DSPfor the envelope seal. I ran the circle through my XYRON create-a-sticker and then placed it inside the envelope.
- I trimmed the white cardstock to 4-1/4 inches by 5-1/2 inches. Then, I ran it through the Big Shot using the Subtles embossing folder. Finally, I trimmed the white cardstock to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
- TIP: if you emboss your cardstock before trimming to the desired measurements you will be able to get a more precise panel.
- The white inside panel measures my normal 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
- I used scraps of white cardstock for the flower, leaves, and sentiment.
Stamping and Such
- First, I stamped the floral image on scrap white cardstock using the Magenta Madness ink pad. Since this is a distinctive stamp, you automatically get the variations in color saturation.
- Then, I used the center stamp and also stamped it with Magenta Madness. I thought there didn’t seem to be enough distinction between the flower and the center, so I used the Stampin’ write marker to outline the center. Finally, I stamped the center in some Delicata gold ink. It’s very light, but there is a bit of a shine in person.
- I wanted to mimic the openness of the gold on the flowers in the DSP for the stamped leaves. The double leaf stamp is a distinctive stamp, so there are already variations in the stamping. After stamping the leaves in Versmark, I covered it with gold stamping emboss powder. Then, I used a very small, thin, angled make-up brush to pull some of the powder off. Finally, heat set the leaves.
- I used the die set from the bundle to crop out the flower and leaves.
- The white sentiment was cropped using a stitched rectangle die.
- I used multipurpose glue to adhere most of the pieces together. There are dimensionals under the flower, leaves, and sentiment.
- Finally, I added three gilded gems to the card in a triangle shape.
With that, I’d finished this card/envelope/seal coordinated set.
I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.
Have a Peachy Day!
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