Thursday, 24 May 2018

Done Adulting

Hi and welcome!  I'm here with a card and video for the latest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is Kim Singdahlsen.

I decided to treat the three vertical elements as negative die-cuts and from there my card came together reasonably easily. 

In the video, I show how I spaced the die-cuts to ensure they were all even - that was the hardest part.  The rest of the card came together quickly.  I ink-blended three strips onto the card base and used foam tape to pop the die-cut panel up over the sponged strips.  A white-embossed sentiment was added and I finished the card with quite a few (for me, anyway!) crystals.

Thanks for visiting!  The design team have gone all out with this sketch, so head on over and check out their fabulous cards.

You can watch the making of this card below or over on YouTube.

Products used:

Stamps:  Crafty Life (Altenew)
Ink:  Versanark, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide
Cardstock:  White, Black
Dies:  Blueprints 24, A2 Rectangle Stax Set 2 (MFT)
Accessories:  Sparkling Crystals (Studio Katia), White EP



Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous take on the sketch and I love your fun sentiment! You have the patience of a saint to do all that measuring, Karren...I love how it turned out, and your color palette is so pretty!

Linda Callahan said...

I love your inky stripes......beautiful effect! And the sentiment is perfect! Fun card! Now to watch you in action on the video.......

Amy O said...

I love these beautiful colors! And I love watching your video. It was fun to watch you do your magic with ink blending. When I visit New Zealand some day, I hope to listen to you talk for hours. I love your accent!

Mac Mable said...

CAS perfection, love the colour combination and the sentiment is great x

Jen Brum said...

Love this card Karren! Those stripes are fabulous and I love the sentiment! I loved watching that video and totally think we need a team trip to New Zealand so we can listen to you teach us all how to colour and blend ink!!!!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

It sure is fun watching your videos! Love your clever take on the sketch. And I love those colorful cut-outs...your little dew drops are a great accent!

Kim S said...

Such a fresh background - simple looking but with so much interest and dimension!! LOVE the sentiment! (Don't you love that we've all had to become engineers to measure out our cards!)