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

 

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Rooted In Nature

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I’m so sad to say farewell to Lovely As A Tree at the end of May, but at the same time, know that the versatility in Rooted In Nature will make up for my sadness of LAAT retiring.

I had a few hours today to play in my craft room and grabbed the following colours to create my Rooted In Nature card:

  • Mint Macaron
  • Basic Gray
  • Smoky Slate

For the background of my card, I took a dauber, some Mint Macaron Ink and starting lightly applying the dauber in small circles to Thick Whisper White Cardstock.  I then kept daubing until I got the right amount of colour I wanted.The circle of wood image is stamped in Smoky Slate and fussy cut out.  I adhered this to the card base and added strips of Basic Gray and Smoky Slate Cardstocks.

I stamped the leaves with Memento Black Ink and gave a quick Mint Macaron watercolour to some of them. I did this so that the leaves tied in with the Mint Macaron from the background.  I was thrilled when my 19yo son commented that was what he liked best when I asked him if he liked my card. How’s that? 19yo’s can be observant! Just not when it comes to the tidiness of their rooms……

The sentiment I’ve used is also from Rooted In Nature.  It’s been stamped in Memento Black Ink.  I added one last thing to my card – a Basic Gray die cut that I had sitting on my desk.  The reason for this was I needed a solid colour in the cluster of leaves for balance.  This die is from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies.

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Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team – Classic Garage Suite Blog Hop

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The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team are back with a hop featuring projects made with the Classic Garage Suite.

We all have need for masculine cards at some stage throughout the year – whether it be for a birthday or for Father’s Day.  I’ve created cards for both occasions, but you can easily change out the sentiments as needed and swap the occasion.

I used to struggle with masculine cards, so to overcome my fear of them, I keep a mostly white card base so that I don’t overcrowd them with too many layers. You probably all know by now that I love my layers, but sometimes they just don’t work for man cards.

I decided to start off with a Father’s Day card.  I love the shape of this sentiment and love the fact that there’s a matching die for it! This sentiment was the starting point for my card.

On the card base I randomly stamped the three nuts as a background stamp in Smoky Slate Ink.   I then added two strips of DSP from Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and a strip of Basic Black Cardstock.  To add some colour I took some Crushed Curry Cardstock and cut out the car badge with a thinlit from the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies.  I also looped some Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon and placed it to the side of the sentiment.  It still felt a little bare, so I cut some cogs in Basic Black Cardstock with various sized cogs from Garage Gears Thinlits Dies.

For my second card, I took the oil stain like background stamp and stamped it on card base with Smoky Slate Ink.  I then took some DSP from Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and the large cog die and ran it through the Bigshot.  I placed a strip of Crushed Curry DSP and a strip of Basic Black Cardstock across my card and then added a circle.  On the circle I placed my lightly coloured vintage card, from Geared Up Garage, and added the sentiment.  I was determined to add one of these cool Classic Garage Metal Elements on one of my projects.  This card will be the one I give to my husband for his birthday.  We have two vintage cars, so I know he will LOVE this card.

The Artisans have created amazing projects using this suite.  Make sure you visit the teams blogs and see what they’ve created.  The next talented cardmaker on the hop is my friend is Rochelle Blok.  You will absolutely love what she has to show you.

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

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

 

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Basic Black Cardstock

Stamp Set: Geared Up Garage

Ink: Black Stazon Ink, Smoky Slate Ink

Other Products: Classic Garage Metal Elements, Black/Silver 1/’4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon, Garage Gears Thinlits Dies

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #343

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Who’s ready for a new sketch challenge? Me!!! We have a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches for you.  This week our sketch hostess is the super talented Jennifer Timko!

Stampin’ Up!s Rooted in Nature is new to me and I have been wanting to use these trees from the set.  Jennifer’s sketch was perfect for me to ink up the trees and fussy cut them out.  I applied Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso Markers directly to the stamp, huffed on them and then stamped onto Whisper White Cardstock.  I then fussy cut them out and layered them on my card.  This technique is one I haven’t used in ages, but it works really well when you want to add multiple colours to a stamp.  I always start with my lightest colour first so I don’t transfer my darker ink to my lighter markers.

The sentiment I’ve used on my card has been stamped in Basic Gray Ink.  The sentiment is from Dragonfly Dreams.  I added a button and some Linen Thread and my masculine card was done.

Here’s my card:

We would love it if you could play along with Jennifer’s sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the inspiration the Clean Team have made for you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #399

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It’s Friday, so that means we have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  Our challenge for you is to:

I’m going through a bit of a watercolour background phase on my cards.  This week I’ve created a watery type background with my Stampin’ Up Watercolor Pencil.

What image goes with a blue watercoloured background?  A lighthouse from High Tide and three fussy cut seagulls.  The lighthouse and seagulls are from High Tide.  The lighthouse is stamped in Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate.  I then added some grass that is also fussy cut and placed around my lighthouse.  The sentiment I’ve used is from For You to finish off my card I added some Black Bakers Twine.

Here’s my card:

The team at Just Add Ink have created the most creative cards I’ve seen using this weeks theme.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) this Sketch #245

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Look at me making another card and posting it during the week!  I am surprising myself like you wouldn’t believe!

The card I made today is a quick and easy CAS card for this weeks sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch. Their sketch is super cool and as soon as I saw it, I thought “man card”.

The Stampin’ Up! set I’ve used is called High Tide.   The lighthouse is stamped in a combination of Bermuda Bay and Pool Party Inks.  The sun is stamped with So Saffron and the birds are stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink.  The water is stamped with Pool Party Ink.

The sentiment is one I haven’t used a lot as I sometimes find that I can’t fit it on my card.  This sentiment worked perfectly on this card as it didn’t cover up too much of my images.  As you will see I usually let my images be the focal point on my cards, rather than sentiments.  I then added some retired Soft Suede (I think it’s Soft Suede…..) Bakers Twine and stapled it to my card for a nautical kind of effect.

Here’s the card I created:

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #382

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink!  This week is a colour challenge.  Have a look a the fabulous colour combo we have for you:

Now you’d probably think I’d go with a flowery card for this colour combo, but I decided to change it up and use these colours for a man card.  It’s been a while since I’ve made a masculine card so I thought I’d challenge myself with these colours.

The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I’ve used on my card is called High Tide.  My lighthouse is stamped with Fresh Fig and Smoky Slate.  The strip of DSP I’ve used is from Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I also added a strip of Basic Black cardstock, well because I really love to layer.  No sequins on a man card unfortunately, so I added some Black Bakers Twine to finish it off.

The design team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards with these colours.  I love how different we have all used them.  Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle