I cannot even tell you how happy I am to bring you the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week. Why?? First of all, the sketch is super clever and amazingly unique, just like its designer Cécile. Second, we are announcing a Design Team Call. Yes, we are looking to add to our team and we are so happy to see who is ready to join us. All the details are on the challenge blog.
But I’ll start with my card for today’s challenge. I was so in awe of this sketch and could not wait to use it. I started off knowing I wanted to use embossing paste for the striped detail but which stencil? After a few false starts I settle on this brick style that I had from Stampin’ Up. And I also used their Silver Embossing Paste that hadn’t been opened (seriously, why?). I love the effect for a holiday card! Next up, what to use for the images. I settle on the gorgeous Poinsettia stamp set from Simon Says Stamp (always a coloring favorite for me. The images were stamped on Shimmery White paper (SU) which has a subtle sparkle to it and still works for Copics. I stamped using the new Black Hybrid Ink from Picket Fence Studios since it is Copic friendly. I used my Misti and left the stamp in place for later. Then using my red family of Copics, I colored the flowers and then added some gray centers. After the coloring was done, I put my panel of flowers back in the Misti and overstamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. Finally, I cut the images out with the coordinating dies.I hope you will jump right over to the the challenge site and consider playing along this week. This sketch is sure to be a hit! I’m so glad you dropped in today. Thanks for sharing a few minutes of your time with me. See you soon!