I hope you are having a great week so far. After a very busy weekend of soccer, yard work and some other family things, I got just a few minutes to stamp for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Fortunately, the sketch from Amy is super easy to use and totally flexible!
I opted to pull out this pretty little flower from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps and did a simple coloring using just the Pink Zig Marker. Something about the pop from the pink to make an impact! I cut it out with the coordinating die and then decided to use a Paper Pumpkin sentiment. It is a great way to lead into the sentiment inside (Thanks, in this case). I liked the look of the texture from the watercolor paper so I used it for the middle panel as well as for the flower. I accented it with a narrow border of Melon Mambo and put it all on Basic Gray base. Some Sparkling Clear sequins (PPP) are the perfect way to finish…I always love these with gray!
Long day at work today so I’m keeping this short. I will be back on Friday with this month’s Fancy Friday. Thanks for stopping in today!! See you soon!
I had some time to stamp last week and thought I would give the latest sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch a go. All the circles were a little daunting at first but then I found my butterfly stamp from Garden in Bloom. It works perfectly. Using my handy dandy Misti, I was able to line these up just by moving the card stock in fixed intervals. Worked pretty well! The butterflies are stamped first using Pool Party and then the outlines were stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black. I cut the panel using the Stitched Rectangles die from Simon Says Stamp and added the sentiment from the CAS-ual Fridays set Mon Ami. I added a black background panel and some black sequins from the Metallics Sequins pack.
Hope you enjoy this one today. There is still some time to give the sketch a go and you’ll be happy you did. Back tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches. Until then, have a great day!
Stamps: Garden in Bloom, Mon Ami (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps); Ink: Pool Party, Momento Tuxedo Black; Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Basic Black; Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Metallic Sequins, MISTI
I got some time to sit down and stamp last week and I saw the fabulous sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch…I knew I had to play along. But what to make?! I also saw that Michele from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is hosting a Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop for a very special release. In honor of Michele and her amazing cause, I thought I should make a card with one of her sets. Please read her story and the background on this hop HERE. I am in awe that she has taken this news and turned it into a way to help others. I have no doubt that her mission to get us all to check “the sistahs” will help someone else have early detection!
I used the Mon Ami stamp set…such a beautiful image collection! I stamped the flower 3 times with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I colored the back of the flowers using Zig Clean Color Pens. It is only one color that I used to create this ombre look. Then I cut them out with the matching Mon Ami dies. I stamped the sentiment with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink using my Misti to make sure I got perfect coverage. The Stitched Rectangles made another appearance to add a little interest. Finally, I added Silver Thread (SU) and silver sequins.
Michele has a product launch today and she will be sharing some of the proceeds with very good causes. You can read all about it from her and her talented team. So go hop with them, get inspired and make sure you take care of your self check!
I got called out on a trip so I will not have a card for tomorrow’s Freshly Made Sketches. With any luck, I will have time on Thursday to catch up and join in. It is a really fabulous sketch!! I’ll definitely be back on Friday with a new Fancy Friday blog hop and we have some fun new things to share with you!! Until then, have a great week!
Stamps: Mon Ami (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps); Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Zig Clean Color Pens; Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), White Vellum (SU); Accessories: Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Sequins, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Zig Watercolor Pen, Silver Thread (SU)
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