Freshly Made Sketch #440

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Gee Wednesday’s seem to come around so quick! In a way I don’t mind. I probably want this year to be over. Anyone else with me?

Seeing that it’s Wednesday, it means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our designer of this fabulous sketch is Amy O’Neill. Amy is one amazing card creator who combines colours like no one else!.

I felt it was time for a man card and for the Sailing Home Stamp Set to get some ink.  The lighthouse and anchor image have been lightly coloured with Soft Suede, Crumb Cake Blends and Old Olive Blends.  After layering everything on my card, I realised it was a little plain, so I took the stitched die cut off my card and daubed the background with Pool Party Ink. I then stuck the sentiment back down. But that wasn’t enough, I took the little bird stamp and stamp them in the sky.  Of course it didn’t ink perfectly, so I took my Journaling Pen and gave them a quick touch up. Note to self: don’t stick everything down until I’m happy with the card.I love me some Braided Linen Thread with this stamp set, so I looped it over my card and stuck it with Glue Dots. The DSP I’ve added to the background was an afterthought too….this script DSP is from the 2020-2022 In Colour 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Pack.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards. Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Sailing Home for Stampin’ Through The Catalogue

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I go through phases of making masculine cards. I’m having one of those phases now.  When I saw the challenge at Stampin’ Through The Catalogue was to use the Sailing Home Stamp Set, I chose to play along.  I think I need the inspiration of a challenge to spur me on. If I sit down and try and design a man card without a challenge involved, I can stare at blank Whisper White Cardstock for an hour.

The Sailing Home Stamp Set would be my favourite set for making masculine cards from the current catalogue. I love all the images in this set, but the lighthouse would be my favourite image as it’s the perfect size as a focal point for my card and it’s a great image to colour.

I also like a lot of detail on my cards, so this set has a fabulous anchor image that is perfect for layering and is really easy to colour.  By layering images, cardstock and embellishments I get the fullness I like on my finished cards.

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #497

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We have a new challenge for you to play along with at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge for you is a sketch challenge:

 

It was only after I took my photo did I realise two things – my sentiment is a tad skewed (will fix this tomorrow) and I may’ve got the layering a little wrong….  My excuse is I had a busy weekend and hurriedly put together this card after a card class on Sunday.  I’m blaming weary eyes and not enough concentration….

I thought it was time that I created a man card. I don’t have as much need for a masculine cards as as I do with my feminine ones, but my man card stash was getting a little low.  The stamp set I chose for this card is called Sailing Home Stamp Set.  I stamped the three images and gave them some colour with some blends.  I fussy cut them out and put them aside until I’d daubed the background with some Pool Party Ink.  I placed my images on the card and then decided I needed more details, so I stamped the birds on the card base – I then felt I had enough details.

I adhered all my images, sentiment and Linen Thread. Lastly, I really roughed up the Linen Thread and pulled it apart in places and stuck it in place with Glue Dots.

The team at Just Add Ink have created fab cards with the design. Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #410

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We have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch hostess is the fabulously talented Linda Callahan.

Here’s her great sketch:

I’ve been creating Christmas cards so much lately that I decided to mix it up and create a man card.  I’ve chosen the Sailing Home Stamp Set for my card.  The lighthouse from this set has been coloured with my Smoky Slate Blends.  I added a square of DSP from the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack and an embossed square of Whisper White Cardstock. This cardstock has been embossed with my Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. I added some Braided Linen Trim and looped it around until I had the shape I wanted.  I also added some rope die cuts in Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Cardstock that have been created with my Smooth Sailing Dies.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.

 

The Clean Team have created gorgeous cards that will no doubt inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Come Sail Away Suite

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I’m always excited when it’s time for the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop, but I’m super excited this month as we are using my favourite Suite at the moment – Come Sail Away Suite!

I’ve created two cards and a gift bag filled with Ferrero Rocher’s that I may or may not have eaten since I took this photo….

I’ve created these projects with a class or workshop in mind.  They’re very clean and simple and don’t use many products, so perfect for the stamper who’s just getting started.

For my first card, I’ve cut a circle out of my card base (I held on to the circle for my second card) and added this fabulous striped DSP from Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper under my raised card base.  I then stamped the lighthouse, compass and sentiment all from the Sailing Home Stamp Set.  I watercoloured the lighthouse and compass with Soft Suede Ink and Pear Pizzazz Inks and raised them up with Mini Dimensionals.  I then took the rope die and cut some Basic Gray and Night of Navy Cardstock edgelits.  Sail Away Trinkets are the perfect accessory to add to any project.  For this card, I added the little anchor and tied some Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine to it and adhered it all with Glue Dots.

It was only after I’d assembled my card, that I thought it looked a little bare on the top left side of the card.  Quite gingerly I stamped the trio of birds stamp and luckily I didn’t leave any Night of Navy Ink residue around them – I have a habit of not checking my stamp for excess ink and end up ruining projects….does that happen to anyone else?

For my second card, I daubed the card base with Pool Party Ink, added the circle I’d cut from my first card and a DSP circle.  To tie in with the first card, I also added Basic Gray and Night of Navy rope edgelits.  Because I like details on my cards, I added some Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine and placed it quite haphazardly across my card.  I then applied Night of Navy and Soft Suede Inks directly to my yacht stamp with my markers and stamped them on to Whisper White Cardstock.  The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy Ink and cut with a die from the Smooth Sailing Dies.

I like to create a matching gift box or bag when holding a class.  For this project, I’ve used a Gusseted Cellophane Bag and added a strip of the same DSP I’ve used on my cards.  I added a circle die and stamped the yacht and anchor and gave them a light watercolour.  I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy Ink and punched it out with my 2 1/4″ Circle Punch.  I’ve added a Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine bow to the top of my project that held everything together – until I undid the bow, of course, and ate the chocolates…..

The next hop along the way is Rochelle Blok who has created totally fabulous projects.  Make sure you check out all of the gorgeous creations the team have designed – I’m in love with the all!

 

2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia – that’s me!

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Basic Gray Cardstock, Night of Navy Cardstock

Stamp Set: Sailing Home Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Pool Party Ink, Soft Suede Ink, Night of Navy Ink, Pear Pizzazz Ink, Night of Navy Marker, Soft Suede Marker

Other Products: Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine, Smooth Sailing Dies, 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bags, Daubers, Mini Dimensionals, Sail Away Trinkets, Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #461

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We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink.  This week is inspiration picture week – take a look at this wonderful pic the team have found for you.

As I said yesterday, I am LOVING the Sailing Home Suite Bundle.  I may need an intervention soon……

I’ve decided the card I’ve created could given to male or a female given the So Saffron Ink daubed background. The intricate laser cut piece I’ve cut down is from the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack.  To hide where I’ve trimmed it down to fit my card, I’ve added a piece of knotted Black Baker’s Twine.  This twine has been adhered with Glue Dots.

I stamped the lighthouse from Sailing Home Stamp Set and gave it a light watercolour with Smoky Slate Ink.  As I’ve done with pretty much every card I’ve created with this set, I’ve added some rope edglits cut with my Sailing Home Dies. To finish off my card, I added a simple sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set.

I am loving the variety of projects the team at Just Add Ink have created – click here to take you to the challenge and see all the awesomeness they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #392

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Gee these weeks are flying by quickly!  In my job I work on a three monthly basis. At the moment I am writing rosters for August and that seems unbelievable that the year will over before I know it!

As it’s Wednesday, that means we have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch designer is none other than the amazing Jacquie Southas.  She has created a fabulous sketch that had me completing my card in no-time!

Before you say it, I know I have an addiction to the Sailing Home Bundle. If you’re on a confident masculine card roll, why mess with it and change stamp sets?  It’s not often I create man cards, so I’m sticking with them for the time being. I may have another card using this stamp set to post tomorrow……so pop back to see how I’ve used this set and hopefully inspire you to create some man cards with it.

For this card, I’ve stamped the yachts with Black Memento Ink and given them a light watercolour with Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede Inks.  For the background I’ve added a piece of striped DSP from the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack.  I then added a Smoky Slate seaweed diecut and rope edgelit cut with my Smooth Sailing Dies.

The sentiment I’ve used on my card is from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.  To tie in the Bermuda Bay watercolouring, I added a torn piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock under the sentiment.  For the banners on the side of my card, I added some Basic Pearls that have been coloured with my Smoky Slate Dark Stampin’ Blend Marker.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards that will no doubt inspire you, so head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #391

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There’s a new sketch challenge for you to try at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch designer is the super talented, and one amazing combiner of colour combinations, Amy O’Neill.

Take a look at her fab sketch:

I am in LOVE with the Sailing Home Stamp Set. I think I might even be reaching for this set before my flower stamp sets! Shocking isn’t it?! I’m on a masculine card making roll at the moment and don’t want to break it as I need more man cards in my stash.

I’ve watercoloured the anchor and lighthouse with Soft Suede Ink to add shadowing and depth.  I tied a knot to a piece of Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Bakers Twine and adhered it to my card with a loop held by Glue Dots.  The Pear Pizzazz foliage and Soft Suede rope edgelit have been cut with the matching Smooth Sailing Dies.  The stripe-y DSP in the background is from the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack.

The Clean Team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using Amy’s sketch.  Head over the the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #387

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We have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  I was in love with this fabulous sketch from the very talented Cecile Ribon as soon as I saw it.

Sailing Home Suite is an amazing suite full of fabulous images, great embellishments and wonderful papers.  Sailing Home Stamp Set is perfect for those masculine cards with so many useful images and sentiments.  I’ve chosen the compass and anchor to use on my card.  The compass has been stamped in Night of Navy Ink and the anchor in Soft Suede ink.  I took a piece of Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Bakers Twine and tied a knot under the anchor.  I then placed the twine under my sentiment (also from Sailing Home), looped it around my card and adhered with glue dots.  I then punched a Night of Navy Cardstock circle and added this really cool embellishment from Sail Away Trinkets.  The three strips of DSP I’ve placed in the background are from Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.

This turned out to be a really quick card – perfect for a card class with only a little stamping, but it still has the fullness I like in a card.

 

The Clean Team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome inspiration with Cecile’s sketch. Head over to the challenge and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with our sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle