Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #491

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #491!



I've had this Simon Says Stamp Sending Smiles die on my desk for a while, waiting for the perfect sketch to come along, so was thrilled to see this panel based design created by Kim Singdahlsen this week.



In a nod to the first week of summer, I dug into the bin of 6x6 paper pads and pulled three pieces from the 2012 American Crafts Shoreline collection and the yellow sunshine from the 2013 Carta Bella Beach Boardwalk collection. My favorite MFT Horizontal Stitched Strip die is used to cut the paper into the panels, which are adhered to a slightly smaller panel and popped up on the card base.



Check out the great Clean Team designs at Freshly Made Sketches and join in the fun this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



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!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie





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!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie