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Freshly Made Sketches #215

Freshly Made Sketches #215 published on 10 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #215

I hope your December has been good to you so far!  I am having a hard time accepting that it is already December…surely I am not alone!  I have not had a lot of crafting time over the last week but I’m hoping to get back to it today.  If you have had the same thing going on, I have just the solution for you.  This week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches will get you moving right along!  The incredible Jen Mitchell is our hostess this week and she has created one that is sure to inspire.

FMS215 - Beautiful Hello

I am still completely obsessed with this flower from Altenew’s Beautiful Day.  For today’s card, I stamped it onto White Vellum with Versamark Ink and embossed it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Pretty, isn’t it?!  I picked the backdrop of Winter Wonderland DSP because the prints are so subtle but yet add so much.  Using the Banners Framelits, I cut some Very Vanilla card stock and stamped the sentiment from Watercolor Wishes with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I added a little border of Gold Foil to the DSP which coordinates nicely with the embossed flower and gives the print later a little more stability for raising it up on Dimensionals.  The center of the flower is a Basic Pearl that I colored with a Sharpie black marker.  I love how it brings your eye more to the flower!

It was nice taking a break from Christmas card stamping but I need to get back to work if I’m to get stuff mailed in time.  Please tell me I’m not the only one with lots more to stamp!!

I hope you enjoy this week’s sketch and the lovely work from our Design Team.  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  See you soon!!  Happy stamping!

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Stamps:  Beautiful Day (Altenew), Watercolor Wishes (SU); Ink: Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  White Vellum, Very Vanilla, Winter Wonderland DSP (SU), Gold Foil, Basic Black; Accessories:  Big Shot, Banners Framelits, Heat Tool, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Basic Pearl, Sharpie Marker

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Beautiful Day

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Beautiful Day

A quick card for today.  I had some time to stamp last week and wanted to play with a new set I got.  I was the lucky winner of an Altenew Instagram giveaway and used the gift certificate on this stamp set called Beautiful Day.  The images in the set really are gorgeous!  Even better, they layer really well so you can put together quick cards that look hard.  I can’t wait to spend more time with it but this turned out pretty even with my limited time. I used Distress Inks to layer the colors.  Two different blues stamped on watercolor paper that I had dampened with a clean paint brush.  The leaves are the same color.  The first layer was stamped off and the next layer was full strength on the Mowed Lawn ink.  Once the paper was dry, I stamped the sentiment using Basic Gray ink.  I sewed around the edges to add a little something extra and added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  I know you’ll see more with this set in the future!

Back tomorrow with a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  I’m the hostess this week and I have one that I think you’ll enjoy.  Until then, have a, well, beautiful day!  Thanks for stopping in!

Stamps:  Beautiful Day (Altenew); Ink: Basic Gray (SU), Tim Holtz Distress Inks Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass and Broken China; Paper:  Watercolor (Fabriano), Basic Gray (SU); Accessories:  Sewing Machine, Watercolor Brush, Sequins (PPP)

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