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!
Hi everyone! It is one of my favorite days…release day! Every single month Picket Fence Studios gives us so much to use for creating and this month is no exception. Another amazing release!! So I’m going to get right to my cards.
First up, I used this super cute selfie cat to create an interactive card. The name of the stamp is I Love Your Face and it is such fun. I colored the kitty to look a bit like my little Meg. We decided that Kate is far too dignified for selfies but Meg, well, she would totally be taking them! But then I wanted to take it a step further.
So I created an interactive light up card using Chibitronics Chibi lights. So when you push the cat’s paw, the camera “flashes”. I used my bone folder here to keep my hand out of the way. I dimmed the lights a bit too so you can see the light better. I’ll post a quick video over on my FB and IG pages later today. The foundation of this card is pretty simple. I used stitched dies to cut out the square of patterned paper. Then I used the actual die and traced inside it to make sure I knew where my boundaries are. I built the simple circuit and then poked a small hole in the paper under the cat’s paw so the light could shine through well. I think this is fun for anyone, don’t you?
Next up, I chose a set from the “Girls” series and this one is called Shop Hard. Now, I chose this image because it reminds me of one of my neighbor girls. So much so that I showed her mom (and mom agreed). This girl is like family to us and she is such a beauty. How could I not color her?? So out came the Copics and I chose some colors I thought would be right. While I love the sentiments in the set, they were not quite right for this girl (she is a super athlete and doesn’t have much time for shopping). Instead, I chose one from the new set called Let’s Shake Our Tail Feathers. I think it is perfect for a teenage girl!
The whole team will be sharing today and I hope you enjoy my cards. Make sure you go check out the whole release over at the Picket Fence Studios site! Thanks for stopping in today. See you soon!
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