Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #563

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #563!

I love the creative freedom the sketch from the queen of big, bold blossoms, Jennifer Brum,  gives us this week! Do you choose to take advantage of the wide open panel or focus on the offset circle focal point? As you can see, I did a little of both.

I adore the Taylored Expressions Peppermint Kisses stencil and die set that is used to make the pretty candy cane and holly cluster. I did substitute a few enamel dots instead of using the berry die cut.

The Lawn Fawn Merry Messages sentiment is stamped and heat embossed, ready to be added to the panel when I paused. I didn't want to add any more color to the design but went looking for an embossing folder to add texture and interest. A Tim Holtz Snow Flurries folder hit the spot for me.

I hope you check out the fabulous Clean Team designs at Freshly Made Sketches and play along with us this week!

Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends celebrating the holiday this week!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #562

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #562!

This fabulous sketch from Kim Singdahlsen is the perfect opportunity to highlight washi tapes or strips of pretty designer papers, which was my first plan. I was distracted by Lawn Fawn Woodgrain cardstock into created a partial frame for a poinsettia instead.

An ancient PTI Think Big Favorites sentiment is stamped on the card base first and then sentiment strips dies were used to create the woodgrain pieces. The Poppystamps Blooming Poinsettia layers were cut from both pink cardstock and a pale pink vellum, layered and finished off with a gem center, then adhered on the panel.

The Clean Team has amazing cards at Freshly Made Sketches! I hope you check them out and play along with us this week.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #561

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #561!

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the overlapping rectangles in designer Linda Callahan's sweet sketch for this week so took a quick flip through my Christmas stamps and dies. The Greetery Bake It Merry set immediately caught my eye and the rectangles became a couple cookie sheets.

The cookies and sentiment pieces are cut from cream cardstock and frosted with Nuvo drops to mimic royal icing. While these pieces were drying, the silver metallic and vellum scalloped edge rectangles were die cut to make the parchment paper covered cookie sheets.

I strayed a bit from the sketch as my cookie sheets really wanted to sit slightly tilted. The design didn't feel finished until I added a few extra unfrosted cookies.

Check out the Clean Team's fantastic cards this week and play along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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