Freshly Made Sketches 398
This sketch challenge called for a clean card. My clean card used Daisy Lane photopolymer stamp set, Painted Harvest stamp set,and All Things Thanks (retired) stamp set. I also used the large daisy punch and the leaf punch for the card. At first, I thought this would be a #simplestamping card, but it did not turn out that way.
Here’s the sketch banner for this challenge:
Here’s the card I created:
I started with all the stamped items I would need. Therefore, I stamped 3 sets of leaves from the Painted Harvest stamp set in Old Olive on Old Olive card stock, which I then punched out. I used the light Old Olive blend to just ass some additional texture to the leaves.
Staying with the Old Olive, I started stamping the ferns on the Whisper White cardstock.
Here’s an example of the first stamping off:
At first, I was only going to do one set of stamped off ferns. I created the triple ferns by stamping the fern, then slightly pivoting the stamp and stamping the second time, then repeating for the third stamp.
At this point I realized I would need more stamped off ferns in order for them to show behind the large daisy. Therefore, I just started the trio stamping process to form a very loose circle.
Finishing up with the Old Olive, I inked the sides of both the white cardstock on the outside and inside.
I stamped the inside sentiment, then the front sentiment so I could put the ink pad away. The fewer ink pads on my desk, the better.
While I like the lined pattern daisy stamps from Daisy Lane, I thought the So Saffron ink would just blend into the white. Therefore, I pulled out the So Saffron blends combo. I started blending using the light and dark from the center out making sure none of the petals were blended the same.
Dimensionals provided the pop between the bottom and the top daisy. After gluing the layered daisy onto the middle of the fern trios, I dry fit the leaves, then glued them down as well.
I added a clear faceted gem to the center of the daisy (but I am still not sure about that look). Next on the list, placing the sentiment.
I added the burlap ribbon for a bit of contrast and texture which also anchored all the elements. Then I created the sentiment banner and dry fit it on the ribbon. Can I begin to tell you how stinking pleased I was that two of the punched leaves just peak out from under the sentiment.
Stamping the daisy over the inside sentiment and decorating the envelope finished off this card.
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Miss Sass is turning 2!
Miss Sass is my great-niece and she’s turning 2! I’ve already done the baby shower for my pregnant niece. Last summer I did the vast majority of Little Miss Sass’ first birthday party. Both parties, the decorations, and the themed snacks, were a big hit. I’ve been working with my niece for a number of horse-themed 2nd birthday party ideas since Miss Sass is a HUGE horse lover. My sister has 5 horses who love Miss Sass as much as she loves them.
This card for Freshly Made Sketches 341 was my sample for the thank you cards after the party. My niece loved them, and the Melon Mambo boots match Miss Sass’. Melon Mambo, and other pinks, are the party colors. Fun!
Here’s my card:
Here’s the sketch for Freshly Made Sketches 341:
FMS is the Perfect Sketch for this card
When I knew I needed to have a card with the boots and also a sentiment, I remembered this week’s sketch. Impeccable, and lucky, timing! I used the Country Living stamp set for the boots then colored them with the Melon Mambo, Basic Black, and Petal Pink (top inside of boots) Stamping Write markers. A quick layer of Wink of Stella clear and the coloring was done.
The longest part of this card was trying to figure out what shape would be best for both the boots and the sentiment. I tried all kinds of sizes of circles, and then started with squares. Happiness followed when I was able to match the boots’ dimensions with a square from the Stitched Shapes die set. I pulled out the Melon Mambo marker again to outline the stitched ditch.
The All Things Thanks stamp set provided the sentiment, and it is perfect for this card. I know the sketch calls for the sentiment in the middle of the card, but I needed an element on the bottom left side. I cropped the sentiment using the Layering Squares framelits.
Garden Impressions DSP boasts a gorgeous set of patterns in this 6 x 6 stack, and it provided the perfect center banner. The card needed something else in the middle, so I pulled out the retired Melon Mambo ribbon, which was leftover from Miss Sass’ baby shower.
Hint of Layers
The banner, boots, and sentiment needed a mat, but I didn’t want to put an actual mat underneath each piece. Therefore, I outined these elements with Melon Mambo ink and I achieved the look of a mat without actually creating one.
My final decision was to use the Decorative Dots embossing folder for the Whisper White layer. I really think these dots create a playful element to the card.
One down, 19 to go
I’ve got 2 months to make 19 more of these. However, we are moving in a month and 4 days. These will be done before we move, as will as many decorations as possible.
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Paper Players # 386 sketch challenge
The True Gentleman suite is a wonderfully masculine DSP with a striking color scheme. I needed a masculine thank you card and the Paper Players sketch was perfect for this suite.
Here’s my True Gentleman thank you card:
and here’s the PP386 sketch:
Supposed to be a two-fer
This card was supposed to be a two-fer with PP386 and the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge. However, I missed the entry deadline for tttc. The TTTC challenge line I chose was twine (check), embossing (check), and polka dot (check). It may be a tad difficult to see, but I used the Woodplank embossing folder on the Wood Textures DSP. The Night of Navy banner has Soft Suede dots on it in addition to the lighter dot pattern. I originally just had the True Gentleman corduroy Night of Navy ribbon across the top of the banners. After I finished the card, I decided to add the twine thread. The banners were attached with dimensionals, which made the process of adding twine tricky. Enter a dental floss threader for the solution and adding the twine became an easy process..
The Triple Banner Punch easily created the banners I needed for this challenge. I cropped the Night of Navy circle and the greeting circle using the Stitched Shapes die set, which is the most used die set I own. The sentiment is from the All Things Thanks. When everything was said and done i decided that it needed a little something. Enter the three Night of Navy enamel shapes all lined up in a row. I’ve found that the easiest way for me to line up the shapes in a straight line and even spacing is to use my paper piercer tool. I can place the clear sheet over the card and pierce right next to the shape, then add the enamel shape on top of the tiny hole.
All Things Thanks
All Things Thanks stamp set provided the sentiment I needed. I love the fonts on this set and they are very easy to mask or color with Stamping Write markers to get just “thanks” when needed.
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