Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #419

The asymetrical panel in Lee Ann's fun sketch this week had me reaching for the PTI Tipped Top dies along with my new rainbow dies from The Stamp Market to make a fun Valentine that is not too lovey-dovey.

For a little extra interest and texture, a couple of the rainbow bands are popped up with foam adhesive and the rest adhered directly on the heart embossed panel. The MFT Essential Sentiments sentiment flag is added next and then the PTI open heart die cut to finish the card.

Check out the fabulous cards from the Clean Team and join in the fun this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

CASology Challenge 360: CRYSTAL

Welcome to CASology!

When I saw the cue word this week, I flashed back to childhood Saturday morning chores that included dusting a crystal chandelier and couldn't move past that image. I was sure I had a chandelier stamp somewhere in my collection although nothing surfaced. What I did find was a piece of an old transparency and perfect MFT Make A Wish sentiment to create this shaker birthday card.

I can't tell you how thrilled I was that the MFT Color Drops dies allowed me to highlight a single chandelier and create the yellow frame. The shaker is filled with a super reflective, course glitter.

The design team has some amazing cards for this challenge!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Jan C.!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!

We are looking forward to seeing how CHANDELIER inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! This is a two week challenge, so you have until 9 AM Monday, February 3rd (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #418

I am so excited to see what you do with the sketch I designed this week! My original idea was to use the big panel for an oversized sentiment, but then I saw new The Stamp Market Oh So Lovely stamps and dies and had to have them. Not only did I have to have them, I had to play with them immediately and love the way this bouquet fits on the curved edge panel.

The flowers were stamped in various shades of pink with a touch of Nuvo drops added to the centers. While they dried, the die cut greenery and PTI Tiny Tag with an Avery Elle Thanks a Bunch sentiment were wrapped and tied with bright pink twine and popped up on the panel. Once dry, the flowers were tucked and layered to create the bouquet. 

I hope you check out the beautiful cards from the Clean Team this week and have time to play along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by,