Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #592

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #592!



The lovely sketch this week comes from our always inspiring Clean Team designer C├ęcile Ribon! I completely planned on going with a favorite theme of sailing into the sunset for a retirement card when the Kerri Bradford Canada Day stamp set derailed my plans.

Once I saw the circle element as an iconic Canadian red maple leaf, I couldn't unsee it and my challenge became figuring out what to use for the triangle element.




After playing around with a few mountain range images without success, I pulled out the Kerri Bradford Willow alphabet set to see if this thin, whimsical font could fit into the design and the card came together quite quickly. The dotted line breaking up the sentiments is from Lawn Fawn Deck the Halls stamp set.



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

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie




Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #591

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #591!


Not only is team member Jennifer Brum an amazing card designer, she is an avid hiker who shares her adventures in the Rockies regularly on social media. My fear of heights keeps me off steep, open mountain ridges but I do love getting in nature, especially if it involves a trail around a lake. My husband and I have been exploring the local lake and lagoon trails, so translating the sketch into lake hike view seemed a great idea for a Father's Day card.




A blue cardstock panel is cut first and then a few triangle "trees" in different sizes were cut from plain scraps of cardstock. I did cut the trees in a few shades of green but in the end decided to stick to one color and add texture to some using a Sizzix 3D Leaf embossing folder. The trees were adhered to form the center triangle from the sketch first and the bottom aqua "lake" was added for the bottom section. A simple MFT All About Dad sentiment finishes the design.



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

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #590

Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #590!


 

I love the versatility of the Clean Team designer Kim Singdahlsen's fabulous sketch this week! My first thought was to do something with a trio of sentiment strips, my second thought was a layer cake, and my third thought was to combine the two ideas.

PTI Your Beautiful Birthday stamp set provided the sentiment and images to create the cake. The sentiment, cake plate and candle flame are embossed with Ranger's Gold embossing powder first and then the cake layers and candles added in shades of pink.




Several layers of MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame die cuts in white and a couple shades of pink are adhered together with a transparency piece between the top two layers to create a shaker box. Sequins and confetti are added before the stamped panel seals them in place.



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

I'm adding this card to the Seize The Birthday #263 challenge in their Anything Goes category.



Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #589

 Welcome to Freshly Make Sketches #589!


I will admit the sketch from the fabulously talented Linda Callahan had me a little stumped this week.  I was hung up on how to use the vertical panel. At the same time, I have been mulling over what to do for a graduation card for my son. I have limited supplies that are specific for graduation and none were really speaking to me. I honestly can't believe how long it took me to see the cap and scroll possibilities in the sketch, but once I saw it, the card came together very quickly.




The scroll was created first, using a Spellbinders Wonky Rectangle die to get the curved shape, and then I decided on the size of the simple square for the mortar board. The scroll is adhered over it at a slight so you can see the black brad attaching the tassel made with floss using the University of California at San Diego colors.

For a bit more interest, a faux embossing technique is used on the panel. The white cap dies were adhered randomly before the panel was cut to size for the card.

A simple piece of silk ribbon and PTI Wet Paint III die cut stacked in three colors finishes the design.



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

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie