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