Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Amazing Day

It's Wednesday and that means another fabulous sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our hostess is the super Cindy Hall, whose blog Pretty Impact is aptly named :)

And here's Cindy's sketch:

For my card, I went with two new sets from MFT - Distressed Patterns and Amazing.  

I started by white embossing one of the images from Distressed Patterns down the left hand side of the cardstock.  I then sponged yellow and orange inks in an ombre fashion, after masking off the rest of the card base.

For the top panel I stamped a sentiment from Amazing, after cutting it apart.  I die-cut the word and stacked it three high before painting it with Wink of Stella.

The flower comes from the Single Roses die by SSS and I actually used the center piece which is generally discarded as its proportions suited the card better.

And that's it!  As always, please check out the fabulous creations made by the Design Team as they are sure to inspire.

I'm entering this card into the new Tic Tac Toe Challenge, where I used celebrate/embossing/jumbo letters, Time Out who have a birthday with an optional twist of sponging theme and the Anything Goes challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.

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Products used:

Stamps:  Amazing, Distressed Patterns (MFT)
Ink:  Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron Distress Inks, Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark
Cardstock:  White, black
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lil' Inkers), Doubly Amazing (MFT), Single Roses (SSS)
Accessories:  Wink of Stella, White EP



Aileen (mum) said...

Love thiscard and the colours you have used. So bright and light

Amna Hasan said...

So love your card! beautiful! :)

Rosemary said...

definitely lovely!!

sandie said...

Fab ombre sponging and love how you tucked the rose die around the panel. Great to see you at TO

Linda Callahan said...

It is all about those stripes down the edge! They are fabulous~love how you did them! And the sweet little flower center is perfect!

Shona Chambers said...

Such a brilliant card and love those lines down the side. The colours are gorgeous and love the black of the die-cut sentiment against everything else. So very glad you shared this with us at ATSM!!

Cindy Hall said...

This is awesome, Karren! I bet that 3-layer "amazing" with the Wink of Stella is truly amazing in person! ;) I love the way you did the distressed panel with the ombré effect and the colors you used, too.. So clean, yet so artistic. Absolutely gorgeous card. Thanks for the kind words my friend!

Amy O said...

I love this Karren! The colors are so cheery and fresh, and I love how you created the panel on the side -- very clever!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Stunning card, Karren! Amazing combination of paper and lovely die-cuts. Did I mention colors? So cheerful and sweet!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Super! Fresh and cool!

Migdalia said...

Saw your card over at Tic Tac Toe challenge.
Gorgeous card! Great take on the sketch.
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

Leigh Penner said...

This is so pretty and fun!

Tracie Pond said...

Hello Karren,

Thank you for participating in the first Stamping Smiles Designs, Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. Fun celebration card with such a cheerful color. The jumbo amazing adds a special touch.

Tracie Pond
Stamping Smiles Designs
Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
Design Team Member

Lisa Kind said...

Your card is "amazing"! I love the embossing and sponging too! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

Bobby said...

It's wonderful that you managed to hit all those challenges with this lovely card, Karren. The ombre' inking is terrific and I love the little flower. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week.

Jen Mitchell said...

Ooh, I love how you did the ombre colors on the side of the card. What a great look that is!

Jill Vickers said...

I just love that gorgeous sponged panels with the vertical stripes - a really great design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

Narelle Farrugia said...

I thought it was DSP you used! That is such a cool technique if you don't have matching DSP! Such a clever chick!