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Freshly Made Sketches #220

Freshly Made Sketches #220 published on 11 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #220

FMS220 - Sending Hugs

Do you hear the panic in my typing??!!!!  The snow is coming, the snow is coming!!!  And apparently lots of it to Northern Virginia.  So I did what any reasonable stamper would do…..I created a happy spring card with not a snowflake in sight!  Over at Freshly Made Sketches this week we have an awesomely fun one for you to try.  It comes courtesy of the lovely Jen Brum who has clearly decided to embrace her fears as a new year’s resolution.  She notoriously does not like it when we put circles in the sketch and then she went and created this one!  Bravest woman I know, haha!

I played around with the idea of flowers and was looking through the stash when I saw this little floral spray in my Beautiful Day stamp from Altenew.  I thought it would be perfect to use in the corner and I just love how this turned out.  Using WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, I stamped the image onto Shimmery White Paper (SU) then added a couple more little flowers from the set to fill out gaps.  With my Zig Water Pen, I colored using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  Easy and so pretty!  Then I lined up the sentiment on my Misti and stamped in the WPlus9 Ink again.  I stamped another few flowers inside the card (you can see them peeking out) and colored them up to.  Fast and oh so happy!

FMS Final 220-001I hope you enjoy this one as much as I liked making it.  Now hop right on over to the challenge and let’s see what you make of the circles!

Thanks so much for stopping in today.  Back on Friday with a fun Valentine card!  See you then!

Stamps:  Beautiful Day (Altenew); Ink: WPlu9 Black Dye Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Paper:  Shimmery White, Bermuda Bay (SU); Accessories:  Zig Water Pen, Misti

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Fancy Friday – Snowflake Tags

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I know it isn’t the last Friday of the month yet but, like last month, the Fancy Friday team decided to hop a little early in order to get ahead for the holidays.  Our team is a group of demonstrators who love to make beautiful things.  Sometimes they are clean, sometimes they are layered but the one thing I can say for sure is that our projects will be fancy!  If you hopped over from my dear friend Cindy, welcome to the next stop.  For December we are creating a Fancy Tags.  Always a last minute thing for me so I’m happy to see (and share) some ideas for you!

FF Dec - Snowflake Tags

The first thing you may notice about these tags is that they are distinctly different styles.  The second….they are all the same tag.  Just like the two cards I posted last week, at this time of year it is simply too hard for me to come up with totally new sketches and ideas.  So, I just kind of do a riff on one idea.  Totally what I did here.  The tags are created using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and the corner rounder from my Envelope Punch Board (but the Project Life Corner Punch works perfectly too).  I cut the paper to 3-1/2″ x 2″ and punched.  The two outside tags are Thick Whisper White and the middle tag is Fabriano Watercolor Paper.

Here are the specifics of each:

Gold Tag – Apply Embossing Buddy to whole tag.  Take your Versamark ink pad and dip the edges of your tag right onto the pad.  Apply Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on the inked edges and heat emboss.  Smoosh your Snowflake Element into Versamark and apply more Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, heat emboss that too.  Stamp sentiment from Santa’s Gifts with Versamark and add even more embossing powder.  Tie on some Gold Thread, add Gold Sequin Trim holding it on with a Gold Mini Metallic Clothespin.

Watercolor Tag –  Apply Embossing Buddy to whole tag.  Stamp sentiment with Versamark ink and add White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Heat Emboss.  Apply a little bit of water to the paper, using an Aquapainter apply Bermuda Bay Ink.  Ink up Snowflake Element with Versamark and add White Stampin’ Emboss Powder then heat emboss.  Tie on Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim with Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine.

Sequin Tag – Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Chipped Sapphire, sponge on ink using the Mini Blending Tool (Tim Holtz).  Spritz on water and let dry.  Ink Softly Falling Embossing Folder with Versamark and stamp onto tag.  Add White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat emboss.  Stamp sentiment with Momento Tuxedo Black.  Emboss snowflake with white (like above).  Tie on Silver Baker’s Twine (this came from an old Paper Pumpkin).  Add sequins.

All the snowflakes were attached to the tags using the Fine Tip Glue Pen with a place for the To/From on the back.


Along with Allison, Kaitlyn, Krista and Marisa that joined in last month, we are also welcoming Sarah for December.  These ladies are seriously talented and totally fancy!!

The fabulous Mercedes Weber is up next!   Wait until you see what she created!

And you can click our logo above to get to the Fancy Friday Pinterest page!


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Stamp:  Santa’s Gifts; Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Watercolor (Fabriano), Tangerine Tango, Thick Whisper White (base);  Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Versamark, Momento Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Accessories:  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Envelope Punch Board, Heat Tool, Gold and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Aquapainter, Snowflake Elements, Gold Metallic Thread, Silver and Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine, Sequins, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Softly Falling Embossing Folder (for stamping), Gold Mini Metallic Clothespin, Gold and Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim

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