Freshly Made Sketches #341

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Happy Wednesday to you all!  It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week I’m the sketch hostess and here’s the sketch I designed:

Love me some new goodies.  For my card I’ve used flowers from a new Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Love What You Do. I’ve coloured these pretty flowers in Lovely Lipstick Ink. For the tips of the flowers I added really watered down ink and for the centre I gave them a more heavier layer.  The water-washed background stamp is stamped in Soft Sea Foam Ink. The sentiment that I have stamped on my main panel is from Abstract Impressions.  I stamped this sentiment in Memento Black Ink. I then added some Mini Copper Trim and some Black Cord to the back of my sentiment panel.  Copper sequins were the last embellishment that I added to my card.

The team have created gorgeous cards that made my sketch look good! Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #340

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Welcome to my blog!

It’s Wednesday and that means we have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer this week is the wonderfully talented Karren Johnson.

I received some new Stampin’ Up! goodies in time for this weeks sketch. Other than a little green/blue box with a white ribbon, a Stampin’ Up! box is my next favourite box to receive.  The leaves on my card are from a new stamp set that is now available in the 2018-2019 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.  I know I will be using this set a lot – it’s called Rooted in Nature.  I stamped the leaves in Soft Sea Foam and Mossy Meadow Inks.

The sentiment I have used on my card is also from this set.  The background watercolour stamp is from a set called Love What You Do.  I stamped the background with Soft Sea Foam Ink. I can definitely see this is going to be a favourite colour of mine!

Under my sentiment I added a strip of Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon and Black Cord.  I then finished off my card with three Black Faceted Dots.  It’s so much fun to create when you have new goodies!

The team have created gorgeous cards with Karren’s sketch.  Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #339

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It’s Wednesday!  Wednesday’s on my blog mean a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  The sketch, as you will see below, has a really cool and interesting design.  Jen Brum, one of our talented Clean Team Designers has designed it.  Jen’s blog is full of wonderful and elegant cards.  Pop over to her blog by clicking here and take a look.

Jen’s sketch gave me an opportunity to add to my Christmas card pile. I think this brings me to a total of 5.  Yep, I’m totally on a roll and may well get to 10 before December – my target is about 25…..

On to my card.  The snowflakes I’ve stamped on my card are from Colorful Seasons.   My snowflakes are inked with Soft Sky Ink.  The Whisper White diecut snowflake is cut with my Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  I really love the sentiment I’ve used on my card.  It’s from Holly Berry Happiness and I’ve stamped it in Black Memento Ink.  I added some solid Black Bakers Twine along the Whisper White diagonal cardstock I cut to tie it in with my black layers.  I then added some sequins to the centres of the snowflakes to add some bling and to also hide the mini dimensional I have used on my raised snowflake.

As always, the Clean Team have nailed the sketch with their cards.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #338

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Welcome back to my second post tonight!  The card I’m sharing is for the latest sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Kim Singdahlsen.

Christmas cards have been put on the back burner for the last couple of weeks while I continued my love for florally feminine cards and wedding cards.

I am using Stampin’ Up!s Holly Berry Happiness stamp set for my card.  This set is a two step stamp set.  This means that there is an outline image and one that colours the centre.  The berries are also stamped with the same process. These stamps are perfect for when you don’t have a lot of time to watercolour or use markers to give your images colour.  Of course I then slow down the whole process by fussy cutting, but I just can’t help myself!

The sentiment I have used is also from Holly Berry Happiness.  I have heat embossed the sentiment with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black Cardstock.  The strips of DSP in the background are from Foil Frenzy Speciality Designer Series Paper.  I like the glitzy feel of this DSP with the shiny copper chevrons.  To finish off my card, I added some Black Bakers Twine and Copper Sequins.

We love seeing everything you create in our gallery every week.  The team have totally nailed the sketch – pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #337

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Welcome to a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our latest sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Linda Callahan.

I put a put of extra love into this card because I made it for my mum for Mother’s Day.  I always stress when it’s time to make my mum a card as I want it to be just right and make her feel a little bit special.  She might just love Stampin’ Up as much as I do! I love that we have this in common.

The flowers and leaves that I have used on my card are from Stampin’ Up!s Birthday Blossoms.  I have given them a little watercolour love with Fresh Fig and Old Olive Inks.  I then used my Fresh Fig Marker to give more definition to the petals.  There was quite a bit of fussy cutting between the flowers and leaves, but I don’t mind the time it takes as I’m generally singing along with my 80s music playing in the background.

The sentiment I’ve used is from a retired Stampin’ Up set called Oh So Succulent.  Behind the main panel I have used a light woodgrain DSP.  This pretty paper is from Woodgrain Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. My Whisper White Cardstock is matted with Fresh Fig Cardstock as I liked the contrast of this bold colour behind the white.

Here’s my card:

 

The Clean Team have designed gorgeous cards that will no doubt inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #336

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The card I’m sharing tonight is for the latest sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch has been designed by Jen Mitchell.  I am in love with Jen’s gorgeously clean lines and perfect choice of stamps and colours.

This card came together so easy! I totally love it when that happens.  I hadn’t opened up my pack of Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper yet (gasp!) and thought it would work well with Jen’s sketch.  I chose the chevron DSP from the pack and the back of another sheet to layer behind it.  I really love the kraft colour in these papers.

The stamp set I chose to use was one that I haven’t used in a while – the set is called Remarkable You.  These flowers have stems on them, but I chose to cut them off for my card as I couldn’t quite place the flowers like I wanted and work the stems in.  The leaves are also from this set.  As always, I have fussy cut them, because I like layers and also enjoy the fussy cutting time. My flower is lightly watercoloured with Peekaboo Peach Ink and my leaves are coloured with Old Olive Ink.

The sentiment I have used is from Four You.  Yes, it’s one of my favourites as I like the font and the size of the sentiment.  I’ve heat embossed the sentiment with White Embossing Powder on to Basic Black Cardstock.  Under my sentiment I have used some Black Bakers Twine and an off cut strip of the kraft cardstock punched with my Ticket Tear Border Punch.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have totally nailed this weeks sketch with their amazing cards.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and get ready to be inspired.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #335

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Welcome to a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches! This week our sketch has been designed by the super talented Jennifer Timko.  Jennifer’s cards are so creative! If you haven’t been over to her blog, pop over and check them out!

I fell in LOVE with this sketch and had so much fun creating another wedding card.  I’m on a wedding card roll at the moment and almost want to create one every time I sit down to make a card. Let’s face it, I already have tons of female florally birthday cards laying on my desk collecting dust and getting squashed…

As soon as I saw the oval on this card I knew that I wanted to add some flowers to frame it.  Of course I reached for Petal Palette as I knew these flowers could work the best for my card.

I gave my flowers a light watercolour with Soft Sky Ink and then added Dapper Denim Ink along each of the lines to create definition.  I then added some Basic Gray to the leaves as I just wanted to add a little bit of colour and not have them stand out too much.

My sentiment is from Petal Palette also and this is stamped in Basic Gray.  I added strips of Soft Sky and Basic Gray cardstock under my sentiment.  To add a little elegance (as wedding cards are all about elegance) I added some Silver Metallic Thread and a Silver Sequin.

The Clean Team at Freshly Made Sketches have made wonderful cards that will inspire you. Head over to the blog and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle