Yes, I finally did it. I took a break from making Christmas cards. Yes, I still have some to finish and all of them to address but I needed a brief reprieve. So I used this week’s Freshly Made Sketches sketch designed by the amazing Jen Mitchell to show off some new things.
Alright, alright, the sketch is actually a square. And I really love square cards! But I wanted to use this lavender image so badly and it just fit better on a rectangle. The flower is from the new Sale-a-bration set called Lots of Lavender and it will be available on January 3rd for free with a $50 US purchase. I actually heard it calling to me the second I saw it. I used some soft Tim Holtz Distress Inks on Bristol Smooth paper to color it and the background. Such a pretty one to work with and it hardly takes any time to color. I wanted to use this sentiment from the new Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts Stamp Set (Occasions 2018, available on Jan 3rd too) but didn’t want to lose any of the image. Vellum to the rescue. I added a small piece of Elegant Eggplant behind the image panel to try to keep with the sketch. The whole panel is popped up on foam (I find this helps keep the panel smooth after watercoloring) and then put on a base from the Wood Textures DSP. These woodgrains are so pretty and can be used in so many ways.
I hope you like this pretty little look at spring! Now off I go, back to the Christmas card production line! Thanks so much for stopping in today. I’m back tomorrow with a fun card for Newton’s Nook. Until then, have a great day!
Supplies (affiliate links included):
Stamp: Lots of Lavender (SU SAB), Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts (SU); Paper: Strathmore Bristol, Elegant Eggplant (SU), Wood Textures DSP (SU), Vellum (SU); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Wilted Violet, Shabby Shutters, Weathered Wood, Abandoned Coral) ; Accessories: Misti, Heat Tool, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Zig BrusH2O