Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #430

I designed our sketch this week and was inspired by a rarely used Spellbinders die set that I ran across while rearranging a few things in the office. 

I stamped and heat embossed the Rubbernecker Stamps Layered Poppy outline on a piece of watercolor paper and colored it with Zig Real Brush markers. 

The dry panel is die cut into the diamond shape along with a pair of black die cuts for layering. The next biggest diamond gave too thick of a border and I liked the look of the open side points that came with layering instead. Am MFT Greetings & Salutations sentiment and trio of Pretty Pink Posh jewels finish off the design.

The Clean Team has done an outstanding job with this sketch! I hope you are inspired to work with different shaped panels on your cards. If you are a fan of clean and simple designs, the current challenge at CASology is KITE, which could fit in nicely with our sketch!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #429

As a knitter, I saw Judy's fun sketch as a trio of yarn balls. As a stamper, I was thrilled to finally ink up my Paper Rose Knit Happens stamp set. I only used two of the images, stamping the center one and masking it to add the same ball of yarn behind it twice.

For added interest, inked modeling paste is swiped on a panel using the Paper Rose Cable Knit Sweater stencil. Once it dried, it is added to a green card base and the partially fussy cut stamped panel popped up over it. A scatter of green sequins finished off the design.

The Clean Team has great cards to inspire you at Freshly Made Sketches - I hope you join in the fun!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CASology Challenge #365: KITE

I measured and cut a patterned paper kite, used a stencil to add interest to the sky and left the pieces to sit on my desk while I searched for just the right sentiment. My initial plan was to use a simple hello, but I have to admit our current Stay At Home orders have me feeling a bit on edge and wanting to say something more.

I found what I was looking for with an older Paper Smooches Group Hugs stamp set sentiment. Tiny snips of crepe paper adhered to the twine tail and a trio of Pretty Pink Posh Jewels add a little extra interest to the design.

The design team has great cards this week!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Claire!

We are looking forward to seeing how KITE inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! This is a two week challenge, so you have until 9 AM Monday, April 14th (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

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