This week’s Freshly Made Sketches layout is courtesy of the wonderfully talented Narelle Farrugia. This is a fun one and the design team has already come up with some great interpretations of the sketch!!
I altered the sketch a little but I tried to hold onto the circle element by using the wreath stamp. I pulled out one of my very favorite Christmas stamps ever for this one, Bright Hopes. I thought the design on the wreath coordinated nicely with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder so I used that to add some texture to the Cherry Cobbler panel. I purposely embossed it the “short way” and left little blank panels across the top and bottom as a place for embellishment. And what better for embellishment than lots of pearls??!! You may already know but this is Ann Schach’s last week with us as a Guest Designer. I thought it appropriate to channel Ann a little on this card. Her cards prove that there is NOTHING that can’t be made better with the addition of pearls!!! I took another of her hallmarks and rolled up the ends of my sentiment panels to add another layer of texture. Finally, the little bow… It is a fork bow made with Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding. I have this tutorial from last year that shows you exactly how to do it.
I hope that you all enjoy this sketch as much as I did. Can’t wait to see the gallery again this week!! Hope your day is going well. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamp: Bright Hopes; Paper: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Naturals Ivory; Ink: Early Espresso; Accessories: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade EF, Basic Pearls, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Dimensionals