Freshly Made Sketches 191

My card this morning uses a combination of the sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge, which I have combined with the current Just Add Ink challenge of using Topography.  This is my second entry in the Just Add Ink challenge but I wanted to show a completely different way of using script or lettering on your projects.
Here is the sketch:


I have kept my card very simple, and it really only took me a few minutes to make.

I have used a white card base, and separate white layer which I have run through the Big Shot with an embossing folder which came as a free gift with a magazine.  Then I have lightly sponged some ink on the area I wanted highlighted, just using a sponge dauber.  Then a couple of strips of patterned paper attached behind the white layer before adhere it to the card base.  It’s a great way of using up some of those thin strips of patterned paper, or coloured cardstock, that we all manage to collect.
Happy stamping!

Freshly Made Sketch Challenge

Another very quick post, I just wanted to share this card I made late this afternoon using the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

It was late and the light was fading so I apologise for the quality of the photo, hopefully it is sunny tomorrow and I will try to get a better photo, but in the meantime……


A little bit of sneak peek on this card, the cute stamped hearts come from another new stamp set called Groovy Love.  I have used the Hearts a Flutter framelits to cut around the stamped hears, along with a paper Doily and some of the lovely Silver Ribbon.
Happy Stamping!

More Wetlands

This week’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches is my inspiration for today’s card, and the colour combination inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest recently.

The colours are Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe (such a gorgeous colour!) and Whisper White, and I have used the gorgeous Wetlands stamp set again, loving this set at present 🙂
I have also run the long banner through the Big Shot with the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder.

Happy Stamping!

UPDATE:  I am feeling very blessed to have been chosen by Linda Callahan as her “winner” this week.  Thank you Linda.  I had so much fun making this card, it is always an honour to know that others like my work too.

Honeycomb Embossing

I have wanted to try this out for some time now, and yesterday was the perfect time to sit down and do some fussy cutting.   Is it only me, or does anyone else find fussy cutting relaxing?  A bit like watercolouring, knitting and crocheting…..

Perhaps one day Stampin’ Up! might bring out a punch to coordinate with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder used here, but for now, each piece of the patterned paper had to be cut by hand.   I have also used one of the Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder along the bottom, and one of the Delicate Designs Folders along the top.  Can you tell that I love my Embossing Folders?? 🙂
The Crumb Cake coloured layer is one of the pieces from the Pop Up Posies Kit which I have cut one edge off and popped under some Crumb Cake ribbon, and the greeting comes from the Apothecary Art stamp set.  Oh and mustn’t forget that gorgeous patterned paper, which is from the current seasonal catalogue on Page 16, called the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack, lots of beautiful papers in it and they are great for cardmaking.

The sketch I have used for this card is this week’s sketch at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge site, and I always love a sketch challenge, so thought I would have a go at this one.
If you have any questions about this card, please feel free to contact me or leave a comment.
Happy Stamping!