Happy middle of the week! I hope your week is going well so far. Just take a look at this cool sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week. It is brought to you by Jen Mitchell of I Create. I’ve said it before but I just love her cards. I think I have a disproportionate amount of them pinned for later inspiration. *smile*
I made my card for today while stamping at Cindy’s last week. Again, I just “had” to use some of her things that I don’t have. I started with the hostess set Simply Soft. I inked it with Versamark ink and then Chocolate Chip, stamped it on Shimmery White paper and embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I colored the flower first with Pink Pirouette ink and then Pretty in Pink using a Blender Pen. The background paper was embossed using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. Then came the bow. I love these double bows and I knew I wanted to add one on this card. Cindy had some ribbon in her stash that was a perfect match. How lucky for me! I stamped a sentiment from Three Little Words to finish it off. Back to the bow…while I was at Cindy’s, she was kind enough to actually create a video of me tying one of these. It is so hard to explain but actually very easy when you see it done. Here is the link to the bow tutorial. I cannot emphasize enough that when you are done tying the bow, you will need to pull on the tails and re-fluff the loops a bit. My bow on the tutorial has a knot that is a bit looser than the one on this card. We did it in only one take and you can get the basics. This bow has a tighter center and I like it a bit better. The bow from the tutorial will be on a card next week.
You won’t be disappointed by the cards from the design team this week. As always there is lots of variety and so much inspiration! Can’t wait to see what you make with the sketch.
Thanks for dropping by today. If you have any questions about the bow or anything else stamping related, just drop me a note. See you again soon!
Stamps: Simply Soft, Three Little Words; Paper: Shimmery White, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip; Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink; Accessories: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Pink Ribbon, Dimensionals