Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Birthday Frame

Welcome to another fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, where this week our hostess is the amazingly talented Kim Singdahlsen.  And she has a wonderfully versatile sketch for us that allows us to use lots of elements.


For my card, I went with an arrangement involving frames and foliage.  And, if you follow my blog, you may remember that my FMS card from a couple weeks ago caused me grief because I planned on using these frame dies and realised I didn't actually own them.  Well, I rectified that quick smart and this is their first outing.



There's not much to explain about this card - lots of die-cutting and arranging with the help of Press N Seal.  Once everything was stuck down, I positioned a few sequins and called it done.


Thanks for visiting!  The rest of the design team have some wonderful inspiration for you, so head on over and check them out.

I'm adding this to the current Seize the Birthday challenge, who are looking for dimension this time.



Products used:  

Stamps:  Precious Mom (Paper Smooches)
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Black, Smoke (SSS), Simply Chartreuse, Autumn Rose (PTI)
Dies:  Pierced Square Frames (MFT), Wonky Stitched Rectangles (MFT), Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT), Chloe Stem (Memory Box), Lorelei Leaf Outline (Memory Box)
Accessories:  White EP, Sequins

Cheers
Karren


Brighten Your Day

Hi and welcome to another wonderful sketch from SugarPea Designs.




This week I took the sketch and flipped it 90 degrees and used the newly released Whatever the Weather stamp set.


I stamped and very quickly colored the rainbow image then fussy cut it out.  I then used the inserts from a window die cut from Sea Glass cardstock and adhered that to a white card base.  The rainbow was popped up on foam tape and then I stamped the gorgeous sentiment underneath.

To finish off the card, I die cut the Heart Border die from white cardstock and adhered that near the bottom of the card for a subtle texture.



Thanks for visiting!


Here are the guidelines to join in our challenge:

  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided.
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS55 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $75!
  • We will announce our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!
Be sure to visit the rest of the design team - they have some wonderful inspiration for you:





Products Used:

Stamps:  Whatever the Weather (SPD)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It, Sea Glass (SSS)
Dies:  Heart Border (SPD), Peek a Frame (Mama Elephant)
Accessories:  Copics, Wink of Stella

Cheers
Karren

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Fabulous Coral

Hi and welcome to another fabulous Freshly Made Sketch!  This week our hostess is Linda Callahan - amazing card artist and oh so funny!


I love this sketch and had fun making my card.


My background was inspired by this tag by Tammy Tutterow.  I stamped the speckles stamp from Cracks & Specks onto watercolor paper using Picket Fence Distress Paint, which created a resist.  Once that was dry, I rubbed on some Abandoned Coral Distress Stain and then sponged Abandoned Coral Distress Ink around the edges to darken them.  A tiny strip of gold foil cardstock was adhered down the right hand side.  

The stamped part of the sentiment was white embossed onto black and cut at an angle and the die-cut word was painted with clear Wink of Stella then clear embossed several times to give it a raised, shiny look.


Thanks for visiting.  The rest of the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you as always.

Products used:

Stamps:  Cracks & Specks (Tim Holtz), Amazing (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark, Abandoned Coral Distress Ink, Abandoned Coral Distress Stain, Picket Fence Distress Paint
Cardstock:  White, Black, Watercolor, Gold Foil
Dies:  Absolutely Fabulous (MFT)

Cheers
Karren

More Than Coffee

Welcome to another fabulous sketch from SugarPea Designs.  And here's our sketch:



I pulled out Caffeine Addict and the associated Coffee Words to make my card.


Again I went with the CAS version of the sketch :)  I stamped the beans onto a white card base using Dark Chocolate ink and the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black.  The patterned papers comes from a couple of MFT paper packs and I quite like the look of the mint with the chocolate color.

The coffee word and beans were die-cut from Dark Chocolate cardstock and adhered to the patterned paper.


Thanks for visiting!


Here are the guidelines to join in our challenge:

  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided.
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS54 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $75!
  • We will announce our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!
Be sure to visit the rest of the design team - they have some wonderful inspiration for you:






Products used:

Stamps:  Caffeine Addict
Ink:  Dark Chocolate (SSS), Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock:  White, Dark Chocolate, Thick & Thin Paper Pack, Homespun Gingham (MFT)
Dies:  Coffee Words

Cheers
Karren



Sunday, 15 May 2016

Triangle Thanks

It's Sunday evening here and I finally had a chance to do some stamping just for fun.  And I just had to make a card using the photo at Inspired by All The Little Things. I combined that with the Thanks theme at both Simply Create Too and Sweet Stampin' Challenge to come up with this card:


My original intention with this card was to use Mama Elephant's Trifecta set and stamp the outline triangles then stamp the insides with colors to match the photo.  Unfortunately, though, my solid triangle stamp wouldn't stamp properly, even using Jennifer McGuire's tip of inking with Versamark first.  I tried several brands of ink and in the end had to come up with an alternative.  That alternative involved cutting heaps of little triangles using the photo colors and arranging them on a white panel.  They're not perfect, but they'll do, because man, was this fiddly :)

Once I was finished, I cut the panel with a pierced rectangle die and mounted it onto a Fog card base.  The sentiment was stacked three deep and lightly covered with Wink of Stella.


Thanks for visiting.


Products used:

Stamps:  Trifecta (Mama Elephant)
Cardstock:  White, Fog, Smoke, Slate, Sunshine, Orange Peel (SSS)
Dies:  Hand Lettered Thanks (WPlus9), Blueprints 21 (MFT)
Accessories:  Wink of Stella

Cheers
Karren

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Awesome Day

Hi and welcome to another fabulous challenge at Fusion!  Check out the new challenge:



I thought about going with a nautical theme, but decided instead to focus on the colors and the circle shapes.


I've had this Mod Circle Frame die since it was released and this is the first time I've used it!  I used teal, navy and red cardstock and a white base.  The sentiment is from Rad by CASual Fridays.  To add a fun touch, I added a couple of staples onto the embossed sentiment panels.  I think this would be a fun card for a teenage boy.


Thanks for visiting.  Be sure to check out the fabulous cards made by the rest of the design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  Rad (CASual Fridays)
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening (PTI)
Dies:  Mod Circle Frame (SSS)
Accessories:  White EP, Primary Blue Topaz EP (Wow), Staples

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Mother's Day

It's time for another fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is the wonderful Rita Wright.  And here is Rita's amazing sketch:


I love this sketch, but apparently I can't follow it because I've just realised I forgot the extra panel under the bird.  Doh!



If you follow my blog, you may remember a card I posted on the weekend that was inspired by both the Muse challenge and Time Out Challenge.  This is the second card I made inspired by both cards.  Of course, the Muse challenge has closed, but I'm going to enter this as my second entry to Time Out.

I started my card by stamping a striped background stamp down the left side of the card base with Fog ink.  I went over it about 6 times to get good coverage (thank you Misti!).  I then went looking for my pierced square frame dies, only to realise that I don't own them.  So I made do with my pierced square stax dies and cut a frame.  The flower bunch was stamped using Altenew inks - my favorite inks for multi-step stamping.  I then used Press n Seal to hold the bouquet together before adhering to the card.

For the panel across the bottom, I white embossed the sentiment on some vellum and adhered it by putting dots of glue behind the embossing.
                                   



Thanks for visiting.  Be sure to check out the design team's amazing cards!


Products used:

Stamps:  Fresh Cut Florals (WPlus9), Precious Mom (Paper Smooches), Bold Diagonal Striped Background (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark, Dark Chocolate, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Jet Black, Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, Midnight Violet (Altenew), Fog (SSS)
Cardstock:  White, Fog
Dies:  Fresh Cut Florals (WP9), Pierced Square Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  White EP, sequins

Cheers
Karren