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Freshly Made Sketches #242

Freshly Made Sketches #242 published on 7 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #242

FMS242 - Copper HelloWe have an awesome week for you over at Freshly Made Sketches!  To start, we have a super fun sketch that you are sure to love.  It comes from our resident queen of layers and fussy cutting…the lovely Narelle!  And we also have a great announcement!  GUEST DESIGNERS!!  And in true FMS style, you are going to be wow’d by these two stampers!!

First to my card.  I am all in on copper!  I mean seriously ALL IN!!!  Stampin’ Up has new copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and Copper Metallic Thread in the new catty and it is so pretty.  Coppery, kind of rose gold-ish….and gorgeous!  I kept this card super clean to show it off!  I stamped using the great flower from Flourishing Phrases in Versamark Ink onto White Vellum Card Stock and heat embossed the image with the Copper EP.  Then I cut this little flower our using the coordinating Flourish Thinlits from Thick WW Card Stock.  I “smooshed” the flower into Versamark and heat embossed it too.  To get it nice and thick and metallic looking, I re-stamped and re-embossed.  It looks just like it was cut from a piece of metal.  I layered the white banner piece under the sentiment to help it pop more.  The hardest part of this card is securing it together.  We all know that vellum is particularly fussy on that.  I used Glue Dots that were folded in half (ish) and tucked them under the bases of the flowers in the stamped image and on the die cut too.  There is also one under the ‘o’ in Hello.  One more note: this copper is way prettier than in the picture.  Something about metallics and sparkles that never quite photograph true.

Now to our guest stampers!  Shannon Jaramillo and Cécile Ribon have bravely agreed to join our happy little band of enablers through the summer!  In fairness, I did warn them to hold on to their wallets but I have it on good authority that they might be enablers themselves!!  *smile*  We are so happy to have them with us!  Make sure you go check out their work along with that of the rest of the DT.  Beautiful!

I’ll be back on Friday with the latest from Fancy Friday.  We have a doozy of theme this month so you won’t want to miss it!  Until then, thanks for stopping in!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases; Ink: Versamark ; Paper: Thick Whisper White; Accessories:  Big Shot, Flourish Thinlits, Glue Dots, Stitched Mat Circles (LID)

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Freshly Made Sketches #241

Freshly Made Sketches #241 published on 13 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #241

FMS241 - Wedding WishesAnother week has flown by!  I think maybe because my mom was here and we were busy, busy, busy!!  *smile*  We did some stamping that I’ll share with you soon but she helped me create my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge too.  Our sketch hostess this week is the amazing Karren Johnson and she has a classic one for us this week.  As you can imagine, the team has all kinds of variations that are super fun!

The minute I saw this sketch I knew exactly what I wanted to use!!  This gorgeous (and I mean seriously gorgeous) die set is from the new Stampin’ Up Catalog.  I have not seen anything really like it before and I’m in love!  Ok….it is a flower so it really should not surprise anyone how much I love it, haha!!  There are many ways to use the Detailed Floral Thinlits and the coordinating Floral Phrases stamp set but I stuck to the color combination in the catty because I love it so much.  For the record, I bought the whole suite!  I cut the bottom part using a 4″ wide piece of Thick Whisper White and then used the edge piece to put a similar border on the top.  Using only the border die, I cut the edge of some Night of Navy and cut the rest down to fit behind the floral cutouts.  So striking!  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set in Night of Navy.  Then for the circle.  I kept thinking it just needed a bow since it a wedding card so I used retired White Seam Binding (I’m guessing you still have a stash of this too) to make a shabby bow.  It is the perfect touch!!

FMS Final 241-001I’m on a trip this week (sitting in Chicago on a delay as I type) but hope to share more with you later this week from my stamping with mom.  Until then, I hope you enjoy this look at the new products!  Let me know if you need more info on this suite or any other!  Make sure you go check out the rest of the cards from the DT too.  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you soon!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Floral Phrases; Ink: Night of Navy ; Paper: Thick Whisper White, Night of Navy; Accessories:  Big Shot, Detailed Florals Thinlits, White Seam Binding, Glue Dots

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Freshly Made Sketches #240

Freshly Made Sketches #240 published on 6 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #240

FMS240 - Sending WishesOh do we have some fun for you this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  The lovely Jennifer Brum has created this fun sketch that will make you run right to your DSP supply!  So many ways to play around with this one!

So I figured I should show you one of the new paper packs from Stampin’ Up called Pop of Pink.  And let’s face it, if you are going to show off paper with that name, you have to go all in on the pink!!  Melon Mambo to be specific!  Aren’t these prints fun??  I chose three of them that I thought would, well, pop against the background and they are fabulous!  The whole pack is amazing!  Some of the prints have gold in them too.  Oh my!  I grabbed a sentiment from Butterfly Basics and stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.  A few sequins in the paper colors (including gold) for a little bling.

Just a reminder….my card auction to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation is still open.  Please consider a bid.  The cards and the details are here:  Blogs for Boobies Auction

I’m enjoying some fun with my mom in town this week and I think we will get some stamping time in later today (after swim team and some other fun summer stuff).  Hoping to share more soon!  See you then!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Butterfly Basics; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black ; Paper: Pop of Pink DSP, Melon Mambo, Thick Whisper White; Accessories:  Paper Pumpkin Sequins, Summer Mix Sequins (PPP)

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