Thursday, December 17, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches 466

I finally finished my card for our last Freshly Made Sketches challenge of 2020.  The last couple of weeks have been really busy and I had a bunch of setbacks every time I ventured into my stamp room to make a card for this challenge.  But I was determined to finish out the year with my design team friends so here is my card.

A dear friend and co-worker is undergoing treatment for breast cancer for the second time and I very much wanted to send her a few words of encouragement.  So I took the opportunity to use the sketch to make a card for her.  She's a tough cookie so I'm sure she'll make it through this OK.

Thanks for stopping by!  Our sketch at Freshly Made Sketches is our last one for the year but the linky  tool is open until January 4th so you've got lots of time to play along!

Stamps:  Fight Like a Girl (a.muse studio); Fancy Word Coordinates (Reverse Confetti)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah); Regal Rose, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!); silver glimmer (Recollections)
Ink:  Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Support Ribbon Framelits (Stampin' Up!); Pierced Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things)

Thursday, December 10, 2020

CAS(E) This Sketch 401

One last Christmas card - I hope!  This one is for our latest CAS(E) This Sketch challenge which I combined with pine trees challenge at Challenge Up Your Life.

My pine trees are a little modern, but they are pine trees in spirit!  Two of them are embossed in silver and one is embossed in a sparkly blue.  By coincidence I had some sparkly blue cardstock that was a close match so I used that at the top of my card as a banner.  I then added some other layers on top of it, including a sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!  My fellow CAS(E) This Sketch design team members have made some great cards with this sketch so be sure to check them out!

Stamps:  Triangle Trees (Reverse Confetti); Fa La La (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink:  Versamark; Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Vertical Greetings II die; First Place Ribbon die (My Favorite Things); silver embossing powder, tinsel embossing powder (Recollections)

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches 465

I'm still on a Christmas kick with my cards - despite it being December 9th already!  I should be done by now but I've got one last push.  This week Jacquie's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches made me think of a nice big Christmas gift!

I used some watercolor paper for the gift, added some glitter washi tape as ribbon, and finished it off with a big ol' bow!  It's time to celebrate!  And it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas over at The Paper Players so I'll be sharing this over there as well.

Thanks for stopping by! Our always amazing design team at Freshly Made Sketches has some great cards to share with you so I hope you check them out!

Stamps: Holiday Bow (Altenew); Bold Christmas Greetings (Memory Box)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Whisper White (Stampin' Up!); Watercolor Wash Brights (My Favorite Things)
Ink:  Dew Drops, Aqualicious, Galactric Stream (Altenew)
Accessories:  glitter washi tape

Thursday, December 3, 2020

CAS(E) This Sketch 400

What a cool sketch we have for you this week at CAS(E) This Sketch!  I love the bold stripes on the sketch but wasn't quite sure how to incorporate them into my design so I ended up doing some subtle texture with embossing paste instead.  I think it looks just as good!

I made a little cluster of traditional winter greenery, stamped with the colors from the latest Sunday Stamps challenge, over my embossed honeycomb design.  I used pearlescent embossing paste for that honeycomb and it looks so pretty in real life!  The sentiment tucked in perfectly amid those hexagons.

Thanks for stopping by!  My fellow CAS(E) This Sketch teammates have made some great cards with this sketch so be sure to check them out!

Stamps:  Spruce & Sprigs (Papertrey Ink); Contempo Christmas (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Pinefeather, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink); Frayed Leaf, Ruby Red (Altenew)
Accessories:  Honeycomb stencil (Heidi Swapp); pearlescent embossing paste (Dreamweaver)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches 464

Hi all!  We've got a great new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our hostess is Judy and I absolutely love her sketch!

Once again it's a Christmas card and once again it features a poinsettia.  I really need to find a new holiday flower to use!  I chose the colors from Global Design Project on this card.

I stamped the leaves in two different shades of green and layered them on top of each other to make one of the layers on the sketch.  Then I cut a poinsettia out of red to make the final layer.  The sentiment is a nice block one that mimics that slim vertical layer nicely.

Thanks for stopping by!  My fellow Freshly Made Sketches design team members have made their usual beautiful cards which will surely inspire you to play along with us!

Stamps:  Holiday Bows (Altenew); Joy (The Stamp Market)
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Volcano Lake, Ruby Red (Altenew); Pistachio Pudding, Garden Green, Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Layered Poinsettia die (Penny Black)