I am so happy to show you this week’s great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! This one was chosen by the amazing Tui Nathan and it is awesome! I am also thrilled to tell you that the team is join by two guests for the month of November, Christy Q at SchnauzerCrafts Creations and Lauri Ingram of Paperville. You are going to love what they bring to the team!
I am still working on replenishing my supply of thank you cards (always good before the holiday season) and today’s sketch kind of led me there. I was looking through my stamps and realized that I had yet another stamp that needed ink. My poor little pears had apparently been neglected. This pear is the stamp that drew me into this hostess set and I knew it was perfect for this layout. I inked it with Versamark, the Early Espresso (just like yesterday) and embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. This allows you to watercolor without blending the words of the stamp. I colored the pear in with Old Olive ink, starting light and adding a bit more to darken the edges. The inside is left plain or barely colored to give the illusion of depth. For the ribbon, I ran a line of Sticky Strip across the card and scrunched the Early Espresso Satin across on top. I left enough to tie on the end. The thread is simply colored with my Stampin’ Write Marker. An Espresso button conceals the other end. Of course the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder was put to work again to add a little something to the base layer.
I hope you have as much fun with this sketch as I did. Just look at the variety of cards from the team and you will see how much you can do with it! I’ll be back tomorrow with another project from the Creative Crew. See you then!
Stamp: Faith in Nature (hostess); Paper: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Very Vanilla; Ink: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Versamark; Accessories: Big Shot, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Blender Pen, Sticky Strip, Neutrals Buttons, Dimensionals
I love this set! Your ribbon treatment really makes a great finishing touch too!! I will be casing that technique for sure!
This image is so classy – love how you shaded it and framed it! Such a pretty card – also love the button on the ribbon!
This is SO pretty. Love this stamp set used with the embossing folder “frame”.
Love the Old Olive with Early Espresso; it is perfect for your gorgeous pear. Someone will be lucky to get such a beautiful thank you card.
What a gorgeous card! I love the colors! Fabulous use of the sketch!
Very pretty card and love the colors too!
WOW this is so pretty! Love how you did the ribbon!
This is beautiful, I love the olive and espresso combination. Will be giving that a try very soon. Your ribbon treatment is just delightfully scrumptious and I love how you used the thread (colored to match) and the button for the ends.
I’ve been eyeing this stamp set wondering what I going to do with it, and then I see this! Definitely going into my CASE file! And thanks for the tip about the versamark and the ink.
This is such a great image, I love how you did the ribbon.
Beautiful! This so could be my shoebox project this weekend!!
Clean and gorgeous Jen! I love that embossing folder!
LOVE LOVE LOVE that pear and your beautifully scrunched up ribbon. Stunning!
Such a lovely card, Jen!
Fabulous in every way Jen … I am such a fan of that stamp set and like you was drawn to the pear image, but I am yet to ink it up still ….. lol …
This card is super, I love that framed tulips folder it really does draw the eye to the centre image, hence the perfect frame!!! Your ribbon treatment is fab, love the twine… a great little embellishment and perfect finisher!!!
Such a gorgeous card. Love the layout. I have this set but I haven’t even opened it up yet to mount it.
Love the colors you used, the green is very beautiful. And love how you used the ribbon!
That stamp is BEAUTIFUL and I love how you tied the ribbon off on one end!