Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #466

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #466!

This terrific sketch from Jen Timko really helped me throw together a last minute birthday card for my son. Every year I say I'm going to keep a stash of masculine birthday cards on hand and every year I seem to panic at the last minute looking for one.

This buffalo check patterned paper caught my eye and made me think of his favorite blanket. The Stamp Market Alphabet dies were carefully lined up to cut the first part of the sentiment before the panel was popped up over a slightly wider and narrower white panel. It's hard to see in these photos, but the edges were distressed for a little texture. 

Keeping the thought of a cozy blanket, the sentiment panel is adhered to a Lifestyle Crafts Knit embossed panel before being added to a black card base.

I hope you check out the fabulous Clean Team designs and play along with us for the last challenge of 2020. Yes, you have an extra week to join in the fun!

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

CASology Challenge #380

Welcome to CASology Challenge #380!


Our last challenge for 2020 has us playing with a classic winter image. Whether you are still making holiday cards or have moved onto thank you cards or are replenishing the always needed supply of birthday cards, snowman images are fun to use.

A Papertrey Ink Snowman die cut was the starting point for this design. It is easy to keep the design clean and simple when you layer white on white and only add a few touches of color. Texture from the embossed background and woodgrain cardstock arms add interest.

Check out the fabulous design team cards!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Joanne!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!
We are looking forward to seeing how SNOWMAN inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! This is a three week challenge, so you have until 9 AM Monday, January 4th (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #465

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #465!

I'm hosting the challenge this week and was inspired by a week of tag making to use one as the focal point of the sketch. 

An MFT Blueprint Tag Builders tag is cut from watercolor paper and colored with a Zig Real Brush marker. While it dried, a panel is embossed with snowflakes and the bells and snowflake charm tied together. After the Mama Elephant Jingle Greetings sentiment is added to the dry tag it is popped up on the panel and added to a bright pink card base.

I'm excited to see what you do with the sketch this week! Head over to Freshly Made Sketches for more inspiration.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #464

 Welcome Freshly Made Sketches #464!

Maybe it's because we rarely get a white Christmas in real life that I love every snowflake stamp, die, stencil, embossing folder and, yes, even sequins, that I see. They were all out on my desk this week as I worked to create a design using the fabulous sketch from Judy!

The PTI Silver White Winters snowflake takes center stage and is popped up over a vellum embossed square. Two corners are rounded for a bit of interest. The main panel is embossed with the same SU/Sizzix Falling Snow embossing folder. 

The Hero Arts Christmas Sentiment is an experiment with both white and holographic embossing powders combined creating a bit of an ombre look. Pretty Pink Posh tiny sequins and snowflakes finish the 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,