Freshly Made Sketches #358

Hey Everyone

Welcome to our newest sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Karren Johnson is our sketch hostess this week.  Karren’s backgrounds, blending and colouring are the best I’ve seen.  Head over to her blog and check out her amazing cards.

I do love circles on sketches and on cards.  I might’ve even been inspired to add some to next weeks sketch…..

My choice of stamp set was Blended Seasons as it worked perfectly with the circles on the sketch.  I gave them some colour with my pencils and fussy cut them out and layered them on my circle. This circle was cut with the largest circle from my Stitched Framelits Dies.

The sentiment I’ve used is from Dragonfly Dreams.  I embossed this sentiment with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black Cardstock.  I added some black sequins to tie in with my black sentiment.  The designer series paper in the background is Pool Party DSP from 6″ x 6″ Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.

Here’s my card:

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using Karren’s sketch.  Pop over to the challenge and see the pretty cards that they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #429

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge for you is to:

As soon as I saw that the challenge was to Just Add Vellum, I knew I wanted to create a wedding card with an embossed vellum background.  I randomly stamped my favourite flower stamp from Petal Palette in Versamark onto the vellum and then heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder.

I then stamped the same image in Memento Black Ink.  I took my watercolour pen and some Smoky Slate Ink and lightly coloured the flowers and leaves.

Initially I adhered the sentiment circle directly to my card, but then decided a Stampin’ Up! Pearlized Doily would make it stand out a bit more.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Petal Palette also.

 

The team at Just Add Ink have created awesome cards that will no doubt inspire you for this challenge.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #356

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It’s time for a new sketch to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch hostess is the super talented Jen Brum.

My card probably didn’t start out as a Christmas card, but the more I looked at the colours I’d chosen, the more I liked them for a Christmas card. I chose strips of Smoky Slate, Basic Gray & Crumb Cake DSP from my 6″ x 6″ Neutrals DSP Stack to layer across my card.  I then added just simple leafage with some Mossy Meadow Sprigs and some leaves from Blended Seasons.  The sentiment I used on my card is from Blended Seasons also.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using Jen Brum, head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) this Sketch #290

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I had a bit of fun playing with a new Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Spirited Snowmen for this weeks fab sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.

I recently watched a facebook live video by the super talented Anne Marie Hile using Lovely As A Tree and a dryer sheet technique.  Pop over to her blog by clicking here and take a look at these awesome cards.  Seeing Anne Marie use Lovely As A Tree had me thinking how long it had been since I’d inked it up. So I gave myself the challenge to use it on an upcoming card  – once I found it that was……  I applied my Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay Markers directly to the tree, huffed on it and stamped it on some Whisper White Cardstock.  Once it was fussy cut, I then layered it on my “snow layers” of Pool Party, Whisper White & Bermuda Bay Cardstock.

My dancing snowman is from Stampin’ Up!s Spirited Snowmen.  I used a combination of Blends to give him some colour to match my snow layers.  The sentiment and the background snowflake stamps are also from this set.  I’ve stamped them both in Bermuda Bay Ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #427

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Welcome to another challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is for you to:

I was probably a little stumped when it came to creating a card with a K for about an hour…..in the end I’ve gone with a Christmas card using Kris Kringle – in fact that’s two K’s on there.

The stamp set I’ve used is a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Father Christmas Stamp Set. I’ve used a combination of Blends and Markers to colour my Kris Kringle. I then added layers with DSP from 6″ x 6″ Neutrals DSP, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Gray Cardstocks.

 

The team from Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with your K project.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #355

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It’s Wednesday so that means a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch this week has been designed the seriously talented Kim Singdahlsen.

The flowers and leaves from Stampin’ Up!s Tropical Chic are sooooo pretty. I realised I haven’t used them in a little while and thought  it was time I inked them up again.  I’ve stamped the leaves in a combination of Basic Gray and Pool Party Inks.  The little flowers are stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink.  The Pool Party designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP.  I’ve added a strip of Basic Gray and Bermuda Bay Cardstock (embossed with my Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder).  The sentiment I’ve used is from Love What You Do.

The Clean Team have created wonderful cards that will surely inspire you. Head over to the challenge and take a look for yourself.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #354

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I’m back tonight with another card.  This time I’ve created a card for the newest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch has been designed by Linda Callahan – a talented card creator who creates the most gorgeous and witty cards.

Christmas cards seem to be my thing at the moment – probably because of the new products I received in my last Stampin’ Up! order.

I was thinking I might make a series of these cards for my Christmas class.  So quick and easy to put together and the only stamping is the sentiment.  The stamp set the sentiment is from is called Merry Christmas To All.  I ran my deer die, from Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies, through my bigshot and then raised is up with Dimensionals.  The background is embossed with my Tin Tiled Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.

The strips of designer series paper are from Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.  The thin strips and the embossed background give me the fullness I like to my cards.  I then added some gold sequins and a bow made with thin Gold Ribbon to my deer.

I love the cards the Clean Team have created with Linda’s sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle