Freshly Made Sketches # 323
FMS sketches are always clean and simple. I pulled out the Picture Perfect DSP for the sketch, and then decided to use the sentiment from Magical Day. Pieces were cut, mats were trimmed, circles cropped, sentiment stamped, card assembled, then I felt something was missing. Enter Party Pandas, and the sitting Panda holding the balloon seemed perfect.
Here’s my card:
I just love, love, love this 6 x 6 DSP stack, so much so that I’ve already ordered another stack. The two sides of this paper coordinated beautifully, as always. The circles on the left and chevrons on the right are very graphic and seem to balance each other. I left open space on the black mat which gives the appearance of matting without actually doing it. The peach scalloped circle was cropped using the Layering Circle die set from the bottom mat to cut down on carstock waste. Whisper White sentiment base was cropped using Stitched Shape circle dies. A Bermuda Bay Stamping Write marker highlights the stitching in the ditch of the circle. Stamping Dimensionals gave some height to the sentiment.
Last Minute Party Panda
Once I got everything together, I started to think that there was nothing connecting the sentiment to the card. I have thoroughly enjoyed using the Party Pandas, so I thought… why not here as well. What could be more magical than a sitting panda flying off the large senitment circle layers? I stamped him, then fussy cut him out and popped him up using the mini-dimensionals, which allowed the string to tuck under the sentiment.