CAS(E) this Sketch #239 & Color Throwdown #460

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The card I’m sharing today is combined for two challenges – the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch and the colour challenge at Color Throwdown.  These challenges combined effortlessly for me today – I love it when it all comes together in under an hour!

Here are their challenge pics:

Initially I was going to create a Christmas card, mainly because of the Merry Little Christmas DSP I had chosen, but then decided I wanted to go with a floral card instead.  One of the things that I love about Stampin’ Up! DSPs is that the papers are so versatile.  Even though this is a Christmas pack, the papers work well for any card.

The orchids I’ve used are from a set called Climbing Orchid.  After stamping the outline of my orchids in Basic Black Archival Ink, I watercoloured my flowers in Dapper Denim Ink.  The outline of the leaves are also stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink and then the centre is watercoloured with Old Olive Ink.

I looked at the MANY stamp sets I have and chose the sentiment from Feather Together as it worked well with the sketch.  I also like the font that has been used in this set.  The branch I’ve used is from Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies – it ties my orchids and leaves together, I think…..

Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #304

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It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  It’s my turn to be sketch designer and I’ve created a simple sketch for you that you can interpret anyway.  As always, I look forward to see your cards in the gallery.

We are currently renovating our tea room in the Emergency Department I work in and have created a feature wall with cherry blossoms on it.  I was really taken with the prettiness of the feature wall, so I decided to create a cherry blossom card with the flowers from Colorful Season stamp set.  I’ve also used the matching dies from Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies to cut my leaves and branch.  The flowers are stamped in Berry Burst and I’ve used my Berry Burst marker to add crease lines to my flowers.

The strip of designer series paper I’ve used is from Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  To break up the sentiment from the background I added strips of Basic Black Cardstock that I cut with my Ticket Tear Border Punch.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Big on Birthdays.  I then added some black sequins to finish off my card.

You’re going to want to see the gorgeous cards the design team at Freshly Made Sketches have created.  Pop over to the challenge and get ready to be inspired.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #374

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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 fabulous pic. So many possibilities with this one.  I can’t wait to see your take on this challenge!


As a huge coffee lover, you’d think I’d go with a coffee themed card, but instead I chose to make a card with the neutral colours from the pic.

Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies has so many wonderful dies in the set.  I’ve used a combination of leaves and chair die and layered them with some Burlap Ribbon and Copper Trim.  I also stamped the tiny flowers from Colorful Seasons stamp set and fussy cut them just for extra layering.  The sentiment is also from this set.  I am loving everything about this set – especially the pretty font in all the sentiments.

For the background, I’ve sponged Crumb Cake Ink and added the ink splatters stamp from Swirly Bird in Early Espresso Ink.  To tie in with my neutral toned card, I then finished off my card with some copper sequins.

 

The design team have created wonderful cards to inspire you.  I love that we all create such different cards using the same picture.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #302

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Woohoo! It’s Wednesday and time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by the oh-so-talented cardmaker and fab sketch designer – Cecile Ribon!

 

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this cool sketch Cecile!  I’ve created another Christmas card because, seriously, who can believe Christmas is just around the corner?  Again I’ve gone with snowflakes in blue and white colours.  I’ve used a combination of snowflake dies for my card.  The smaller white snowflakes are cut with dies from Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies and the large Pool Party snowflake is cut with a die from Starlight Thinlit Dies.  My sentiment is from Flurry of Wishes and the background swirly stamp is from Star of Light.

I then added a strip of Dapper Denim that I created with my Ticket Tear Border Punch to break up the all the Pool Party and Whisper White.  To finish off my card, I went with some Silver Sequins and some Silver Metallic Thread.

The team have created awesome cards to inspire you – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Colour INKspiration #15

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It’s time for a new Colour INKspiration challenge! We are kicking off with blog hop this evening! If you have been hopping along you will have come from Jacque Williams’ awesome card.  If not, don’t worry you can follow the hop and start again.  Colour INKspiration is a Facebook Group where you can share your card and be inspired by the creativity there.

The colour challenge at Colour INKspiration has most of the design team playing along this week.  These colours are just gorgeous together and I love how we’ve all used them so differently!

These colours gave me a chance to use my new Stampin’ Up! stamp set – Climbing Orchid.  My orchids are stamped with a mixture of all four colours.  The leaves are stamped with Lemon Lime Twist and the branch that my orchids are placed on has been cut on my big shot with Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies.

The layout of my card was centred around the sentiment as I was determined to use it on my card.  I am loving the font of this sentiment.  To finish off my card I used some little copper sequins.

Here’s my card:

The next hop along along way is the very talented and super lovely Simone Bartrum!  You’re going to love her card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle