I am so excited to share two cards that I have made for today’s June Release from Picket Fence Studios. I’m also on the company blog today!
To start, the new BFF Claire could not be more fun. I love these “girls” to color and she is no exception. I chose a fun yellow dress and pink shoes. She looks like the kind of gal that can carry off pink shoes, don’t you think?! I pulled some old patterned papers from my stash to provide some extra texture and even a button and twine to match.
For my second card, I wanted something with a more masculine feel. So I grabbed the new Polka Dot Grunge stamp and the new Seriously die. Aren’t they great? You see, I needed to make an anniversary card for my DH and I had to avoid my normal girly tendencies. I love how this Catherine Pooler ink provides beautiful coverage on a solid image stamp. It keeps all the details! Audrey Blue is the card stock to coordinate and I cut a large circle out and popped it up on foam dots. I used clear foam under the vellum sentiment layer (still hidden under the word as much as possible) to allow it to be popped up invisibly.
And guess what I discovered? I went to the obvious set for the inside of my card, Ways to Say Happy Anniversary. Then I found this sentiment with the same script style as the die on the front! Also, a perfectly true sentiment for my DH.
If you want to see the whole release, make sure you click here and check out the Latest Releases section. Stamps, dies, word dies, stencils…something for everyone! Enjoy! Thanks for stopping in today. Have a great Friday!
You want to know a something funny? Even after all these years of being with Freshly Made Sketches, it makes me a little nervous to be the sketch designer. The team has a running joke about struggling to work with one’s own sketch. Crazy, right? You see we create our sketches on paper or digitally and in all degrees of “doneness” so it can come as a surprise when you get to your own and you don’t really have a plan. Well, this week, I actually had a bit of a plan! YAY!!
As you may have gathered, I’m the designer for this week’s challenge and I went with a pretty classic vibe and an off center sentiment panel. I made the focal panel a bit smaller so that the back panel can be the star, or a part of the design, or a simple base. For me, I chose to use is as part of the design with a spotlight effect. Using my trusty MISTI, I stamped on the base of my card using the Let’s Shake Our Tail Feathers stamp from Picket Fence Studios. Then I flipped the base around 180 degrees and stamped again. I did the same on a single panel that was the same size as the base to start. Then I colored the panel using Copic Markers in purples and blues. I probably colored a little more than I needed because I wasn’t sure how much I was going to cut down. Once I was done coloring, I trimmed off equal amounts from each side until the balance looked right. I love that pop of color with the detailing of the image! I added a sentiment from the Forgot to Say Thank You set by stamping in Versamark and embossing in white.
I hope that you will enjoy using the sketch and I know you will love seeing what the design team has created with it. Thanks so much for stopping in today and I will see you again soon!
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