Another Wednesday and another fabulous sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches! Our sketch hostess this week is the extraordinary Kim Singdahlsen. She created this sketch as a way to showcase designer papers but, per usual, I broke the rules. Just goes to show how really flexible this sketch can be!!
Now where would my week be without using another of these snowflakes?! I have already admitted my obsession with them so…. Today some silver. And glitter! For the base of the image panel, I chose the gorgeous Silver Glimmer paper and then topped it with Thick Whisper White panels that were embossed with the Softly Falling Folder. I cut the ‘Joy’ from the same paper and then 3 more times from Thick Whisper White. This one is from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits. Layering those makes the sentiment pop up but still keeps it easy to adhere to the card. The big snowflake from Snowflake Elements was heat embossed using Versamark Ink and Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I added an Iced Rhinestone to the center. Aren’t they perfect together?? And that is it. All the work is done by the shimmer and shine!
For the blocked panels. Don’t make the math hard. Really. Don’t! I don’t know the measurements. Here is what I did. I cut the white panel 1/16″ narrower that I would have and normal on the length (I usually use 1/8″ spacing for layers like this). That little bit extra is what give you the space between. Next I cut the long panel off the side. With the remaining (slightly wider panel), I cut it in two with a 1/3 to 2/3 proportion….ish. I didn’t measure, I just eyeballed it. Then from the larger of those, I cut an addition 1/16″ off to make room for that little space between them. Once they were all cut, I laid them on the embossing folder and ran it through the Big Shot. I found if you try to emboss first and then cut, the paper cutter does not give you super clean edges on those narrow cuts. To adhere the panels, I used Fast Fuse. Glue dots work well with the Glimmer Paper too.
I hope you enjoy this card today. Have fun with the sketch and make sure you check out what the team has for inspiration! I’ll be back soon with another of the cards I made for my class last weekend. Until then, have a great day! Thanks for stopping in!
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Ink: Versamark; Paper: Thick Whisper White, Silver Shimmer; Accessories: Big Shot, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Snowflake Elements, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Iced Rhinestone, Dimensionals