Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #479

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches 479!



Kim designed the perfect sketch to highlight a new stencil and the sentiment stamp I didn't use on the card posted yesterday. Knitting is probably my first crafting love. Even though I can go years between projects, I always come back to my needles. 

A while ago I searched for anything "knit" related in the papercrafting world and discovered this fun Carabelle Studio Tricot stencil. Molding paste inked with a touch of Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink is stenciled onto to a light pink panel. 



The Sugar Peas Knit Wit sentiment and image are layered and colored with Copic markers while the panel dried. The vertical panel is replaced with a length of fiber wrapped around the main panel several times and tied off just below the sentiment panel.




Check of the amazing Clean Team cards and join in the fun this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

CASology Challenge #387: COMFORT

 Welcome to CASology Challenge #387!



I anticipate get well and sympathy cards filling the gallery this week! I took a slightly different route, making a card to thank a friend for always being there and giving me comfort during this extra challenging year.




The sweet knit heart is found in Sugar Peas Knit Wit stamp set which also has the same sentiment, but I pulled this one from Paper Roses Knit Happens instead. Copic Markers were used to color the ombre stripes and an MFT Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die gives a little extra interest to the panel.



The design team has fabulous cards this week!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)


 
We are looking forward to seeing how COMFORT inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! This is a two week challenge, so you have until 9 AM Monday, April 12th (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #478

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #478!


Designer Jennifer Timko created a terrific sketch that was perfect for pairing this sweet Simply Graphic die with a little patterned paper.




The sentiment from Ali Edwards Roam stamp set is stamped on the kraft panel first and then partially inked PTI World Map image added to provide a little more interest and a base for the pieced van. When adding the kraft panel to the patterned paper I liked having a little bit of the green peeking out at the top so left it showing.

This card is perfect for my husband and I'm sure one of the kids will snag it from the pile for Father's Day.



I hope you check out the Clean Team cards for more inspiration and join us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #477

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #477!



The square focal panel of Jen M's fabulous design, a new Simply Graphic die and five friends selling houses this week conspired to influence me into making a card that could be given to someone buying or selling a home.

The house is cut three times using two shades of Lawn Fawn Woodgrain cardstock and a scrap of red felt. The MFT Greetings & Salutations sentiment is heat embossed on the aqua panel before the house is assembled and adhered. It's always a challenge to match whites on a project and I was a little frustrated that the white embossing definitely took on a cream tone.




A square of the white woodgrain paper is cut along a diagonal line and adhered to the gray card base. I love the way the simple cut line adds interest to the design.




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

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie









Tuesday, March 16, 2021

CASology Challenge #386

 Welcome to CASology Challenge #386!



I love a cue word that can be interpreted so many ways and I gave a nod to a few of them with this design. The lovely dark gray Simply Graphic skyline is one long line and references my longing to travel and visit cities I love.




The Altenew Figure Effects sentiment references the passage of time and is stamped in aqua ink for a pop of color and interest. And maybe because some of my favorite cities seem to be on the water.




The design team has fabulous creations!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Kuni!

 
We are looking forward to seeing how LONG inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! This is a two week challenge, so you have until 9 AM Monday, March 29th (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #476

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #476!


I admit I fluffed it with Linda's great sketch this week, thinking I had the design solidly in my head and not checking again before adhering all my bits and pieces, so the diagonal line isn't quite as sharp as I could have made it.




With my dad's birthday coming up, I've depleted the always small stack of masculine cards ready to go, so decided to keep this design super clean and simple. A Taylored Expressions embossing folder adds a bit of interest and reinforces the musical theme started with the Poppystamps Happy Birthday Melody die. The large PTI balloon adds a bright pop of color.



The Clean Team has fabulous cards this week! I hope you are inspired to play along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

I'm linking this card to Seize the Birthday #209 (Anything Goes) and Time Out Challenges, where they are celebrating their 7th Birthday with Challenge #182!


       


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie