Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #516

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! The oh-so-talented Narelle is our hostess today!

I am a sucker for pink Christmas cards. Pink, anything, really! I love all the stitching on these snowflake dies from Stampin' Up! And the matching designer paper makes it easy to whip up a pretty card! Now the issue is just getting my cards in the mail. But -- I think it's fun to get holiday cards all month long, even through the new year. So hopefully the recipient of this one will enjoy it no matter when it arrives.

I cut the Joy die (Peace & Joy - SU!) four times (three with white and one with silver) to add dimension and make it stand out among the busy background. I like how the white gives it a little bit of an outline when you see it from an angle. I added little clear gems on two of the snowflakes, and a third gem on the card base below the white snowflake (for that "rule of three" - ha!).


I hope you will join our sketch challenge, and add your creations to our gallery! This challenge is the last for 2021, will end at 3:00 EST time on Monday, January 3. Tons of play time! Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog to inspire you! 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #515

 Today is Wednesday and it's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Our friend on the other side of the world, Karren, is our lovely hostess today! 


I love this Whimsical Trees Bundle by Stampin' Up! There are so many more shapes and sizes than the two trees I have used here, but I can see I will be using this bundle a lot! 

I cut the trees out using four different colors of cardstock to coordinate with my alcohol ink background. Guess what? That's just some gorgeous paper from the Honey Bee Stamps' Team Tie-Dye pack! The sentiments are from the Stampin' Up! Peace & Joy Bundle. I stacked the "Bright" three times and backed it with vellum, and included a small vellum snowflake for the two smaller words, "MERRY AND." The snow is cut from silver cardstock (CCS) and a die from Whimsy Stamps.


I hope you will join our sketch challenge this week, and add your creations to our gallery! This challenge will end at 3:00 EST time on Monday, December 13th. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog!  



Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #514

Today is Wednesday and it's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made SketchesThe beautiful C├ęcile is our hostess today! She is a master at delicate die cuts, so be sure to check out her card today!

I have been down for about ten days with what is now bronchitis, but I really wanted to make something today since I missed last week (for that reason ^). I saw the sweet ornament from Power Poppy's Simple Joys set, and it just caught my eye. I really wanted to make it work for this sketch. There are many adorable sentiments in the set, and some that I tried off to the side, but I kept coming back to the one that filled the center of the ornament to keep the card very clean and simple. So I hope what I did instead works!

I stamped my ornament with VersaFine Clair Nocturne, and then embossed with WOW! Clear EP. I watercolored with my Altenew 36 Pan Set and then stamped the sentiment in the center. I added Celebration gems from PFS to complete the sketch. My little card measures 4.5" square.


I hope you will join our sketch challenge this week, and add your creations to our gallery! This challenge will end at 3:00 EST time on Monday, December 6th. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog!