Friday, 11 June 2021

Periwinkle Mum

Hi and welcome to a new Fusion challenge.  I made this card several weeks ago for my mother for Mother's Day.

 


The floral stamps are from The Ton and stamped with Altenew inks. I used a block alphabet die to die-cut the word "mum" from both black and Periwinkle cardstock, stacking the periwinkle three high before slightly off-setting against the black.


I stamped the rest of the sentiment and finished with some Nuvo Jewel Drops.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you'll check out the cards made by the rest of the design team.




Products used:

Peony Memories (The Ton)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Green Fields, Enchanted Garden, Pocketful of Sunshine sets (Altenew)
Cardstock:  White, Black, Periwinkle (MFT)
Dies:  Peony Memories (The Ton), Classic Block Alpha (Essentials by Ellen) Blueprints 1 (MFT)
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen, Pale Periwinkle Nuvo Jewel Drops

Cheers
Karren


Thursday, 3 June 2021

New Home

Hi and welcome!  Today's Freshly Made Sketch is courtesy of Jen Mitchell and I used it to create a card for my nephew and his partner who have just moved into a home together. 


This card came together pretty quickly because that big floral element is washi tape die-cut with a co-ordinating die.  I adhered the tape onto some white cardstock before die-cutting it.  The black card base was foiled with a square foil die and gold foil.


The sentiment comes from two different companies and was stamped with two different colours.

Finally I added the floral panel and sentiment with foam tape.



Thanks for visiting.  The DT have some gorgeous cards so I hope you'll check them out.


Products used:

Stamps:  Essential Sentiments (MFT), Neighbours (WP9)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Fuchsia (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Black, White
Dies:  Painted Peony Mix (Pink Fresh), Foiled Frames Square (MFT), Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips (MFT)
Accessories:  Painted Peony Mix Washi (Pink Fresh)

Cheers
Karren


Friday, 28 May 2021

Flowers and Marble

 Hi and welcome to another Fusion challenge.  I created a fusion with both sketch and photo to come up with this card.


I was inspired by the arrows, the pale blue wall colour, the hello, the marble on the laptop and the pink flowers in the photo.

I gold embossed the background stamped and ink-blended Speckled Egg Distress Ink over the top.  I stamped the marble pattern using a multi-step stamp set and cut a strip which I matted with gold foil cardstock.

The flowers were stamped with pinks and greens and die-cut and the sentiment is stacked three high and topped with a gray die-cut "hello".


Thanks for visiting!  I hope you'll check out the wonderful cards made by the rest of the design team.






Products used:

Stamps:  Peony Memories (The Ton), Layering Marble (Waffle Flower), Abstract Triangle BG (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark, Speckled Egg Distress Ink, Rose Petals set, Rock Collection set, Tropical Forest set, Coffee Break set (Altenew)
Dies:  Peony Memories (The Ton), Fancy Words (Reverse Confetti)
Accessories:  Antique Gold EP (SSS)

Cheers
Karren

Thursday, 27 May 2021

You Da Best

 Hi and welcome!  Today's Freshly Made Sketch was designed by Jennifer Timko and she has given us plenty of landscape with a slimline card layout.

 
I feel like I cheated with this card because it's the one I made for DH for his birthday in December and never got around to posting on my blog.  So it was all done and I just had to take some photos.

I stamped the beer mug with various Altenew inks and fussy cut it out.  I used some patterned paper on the card base and then added a navy frame popped up with foam tape before adhering the beer mug.



The sentiment is a die from Simon Says Stamp and cut with the same navy cardstock and backed onto white.


Thanks for visiting!  I hope you'll check out the cards made by the rest of the design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  Beer (The Ton)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Vanilla Cream, Hazelnut Butter, Almond Butter, Limestone, Silver Stone, Buttercream (Altenew)
Cardstock:  White, Midnight (Concord & 9th), Patterned Paper (CTMH)
Dies:  Slimline Slim Frames (The Ton); You Da Best (SSS)
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Cheers
Karren






Thursday, 20 May 2021

Pearly Hello

 Hi all and welcome to another Freshly Made Sketch Challenge where our hostess this week is Jacquie Southas.  I decided to go a bit technique-y with my card and came up with this:



I have had Perfect Pearl pigment powder for years and years and years and it was so cool to see Jennifer McGuire use them to create fun backgrounds.  So I had a go and came up with this background which I used for today's sketch.



I die-cut a black panel and a silver foil panel with a curved border die and ran the black panel through the Subtle EF.  I adhered both panels onto the Perfect Pearl background with foam tape and then onto a white card base.  The sentiment was die-cut three times from white and once from black gloss cardstock and stacked together before being added to the card with foam tape.


Thanks for visiting.  The DT have gorgeous cards so I hope you'll check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Crackle Background (SSS)
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  Black, Silver Foil, White, Black Gloss
Dies:  Stitched Basis Edges (MFT), Bold Greetings (Altenew)
Accessories:  Blue Patina Perfect Pearl, Green Patina Perfect Pearl, Subtle EF (SU)

Cheers
Karren

Friday, 14 May 2021

Thanks Blooms

 Hi all, today's card for the new Fusion challenge was nothing like I imagined when I sat down to create.  I had great intentions of using a critter on my card but instead coloured up a NBUS stamp and made that into a card.  I took my inspiration from the bunch of flowers, the flower colours and the thanks theme.


I don't tend to Copic-colour very much now, so I decided to just colour with no expectation of a card-worthy project at the end.  But once done, I decided to cut this image with my Scan n Cut and use it for my Fusion card.


The Fog card base was foiled with a hot foil frame and the floral image added with foam tape.  The Thanks die was stacked 3 high with Cement cardstock and finished with gold foil cardstock and backed with black.




Thanks for visiting!  I hope you'll play along with us.

Products used:

Stamps:  Bonny Blooms (The Ton)
Ink:  Amalgam (Gina K)
Cardstock:  Fog (SSS), Black Licorice, Cement (MFT) Gold Foil, X-Press It
Dies:  Thanks (SSS), Essential Duo Lines Rectangles (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Copics, Prismacolor

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Pink Wreath

 Hi!  Today's Freshly Made Sketch is designed by Judy Rozema and it allows for so much creativity!


Apologies for the horrible photos!  It was an overcast day and despite having a light tent and lights, I couldn't get a crisp, white photo.  

I was in a rush when I made this card so let this gorgeous washi tape do most of the work.  I die-cut the washi with the co-ordinating die and adhered it to a white flag die-cut that I gold-embossed a sentiment onto.

The card base is white-embossed with a linen background stamp.  



All very easy!  I hope you'll play along and also check out the wonderful cards made by the DT.




Products used:

Stamps:  Rustic Linen (Altenew), Brushstroke Expressions (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  White
Dies:  Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT), Painted Peony Mix (Pink Fresh Studio)
Accessories:  Painted Peony Mix Washi (Pink Fresh Studio), White EP, Antique Gold EO

Cheers
Karren