Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #490

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #490!

Jennifer Brum is the creative genius behind a fabulous sketch this week. I had so many ideas and everything from butterflies and designer papers to stencils and shaped dies cluttering my desk before  deciding the long vertical panel would be represented by a Memory Box Small Alder die cut.

The decision to woodgrain emboss the base panel was easy, but then I got stuck with what to use for the circle element. Walking away for a while helped because by the time I was back in the office, I was pulling out a heart die, felt and a little floss.  A simple MFT Greetings and Salutations sentiment finishes this clean and simple design.

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

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #489

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #489!

My card came together so quickly this week as Linda's fun scatter of circles in this sketch had me digging for the Memory Box Small Ringlets die. I saw the circles as air bubbles and was thinking about an underwater scene. Next step was to pull out the Avery Elle That Bites and decide which one of these fun fish was going to be used.

A rectangle stencil was layered with a Memory Box Texture Wave stencil and inked with a couple shades of blue Distress Inks to add a bit of dimension and movement to the water. The MFT All About Dad sentiment is split between the air bubbles and bottom right corner to make a Father's Day card.

The Clean Team designers have great cards to check out at Freshly Made Sketches this week - we hope you play along!

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

CASology Challenge #392

 Welcome to CASology Challenge #392!

I was drawn immediately to this sentiment from the Ranger Dylusions  Clearly the Right Words stamp set as I looked through any stamps or dies that included "strength" or "strong" for a card this week.

My original plan was to mask braver, stronger, smarter and loved so I could stamp them in different colors. It became obvious this wasn't going to work with the outline box and tiny spaces, so Plan B was to stamp and heat emboss the whole sentiment and swipe color on after using Zig Real Brush Markers.

Check out the fabulous design team cards!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)
Milka Gubo (on leave)

We are looking forward to seeing how STRENGTH inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! This is a one month challenge, so you have until 9 AM Monday, July 5th (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

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