Thursday, 8 June 2023

Christmas Hoop

 Hi!  It's time for another sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches team and our hostess this week is Linda Callahan.  I took her sketch and made a Christmas card for the stash.

For the vertical element in Linda's sketch, I took a hot-foiling plate and foiled it in gold foil onto a white panel.  I then stamped and die-cut the flowers, foliage and hoops and arranged them onto the panel. I finished with a gold-foiled sentiment on black cardstock and called it done!

Thanks so much for visiting.  The DT have some gorgeous cards so please check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Hoop Wreath (The Greetery)
Ink:  Aquatini, Rouge, Merlot, Twilight, S'Mores (Catherine Pooler)
Cardstock:  White, Black, Eiffel Tower (MFT)
Dies:  Hoop Wreath, Hoop & Fringe (The Greetery), Twilight Sparkle Strip, Holiday Sentiment Series 2 (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Gold Hot Foil


Friday, 2 June 2023

Par Avion

Hi and welcome to a new challenge from the Tic Tac Toe team.  This week I went with Travel, Die-cut, Antique for my card.

 This background stamp is a very old wood-mounted stamp from a company called Just For Fun.  I don't think they are in business anymore but I have had this since the early 2000's and I think this was the first time I used it!  I white heat-embossed it onto a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock, then ink-blended with various colours of ink.  Once I was finished, I die-cut it with the largest of the Postal Frames dies then added Vintage Photo ink along the edges to darken them up and splattered some S'Mores ink onto the panel.  I die-cut a black postage edge frame and off-set that slightly before adhering to the cream card base.

I stamped and die-cut the envelope, envelope liner, note and wax seal and added a tiny bit of ink to the edges for an aged look, before adhering it all to the card.  Finally, I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the wax seal and left it to dry.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Please check out the wonderful cards made by the Design Team.

Products used:

Stamps:  Background Stamp from Just For Fun Stamps, Signed & Sealed (The Greetery)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Ginger, Terracotta, Sand Castle, S'Mores (Catherine Pooler), Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Inks
Cardstock:  Bristol Smooth, Black, Whip Cream (MFT)
Dies:  Signed & Sealed, Postal Frames (The Greetery), 
Accessories:  Clear EP, Nuvo Crystal Glaze


Thursday, 1 June 2023

Wishing You The Best

 Welcome to a new Freshly Made Sketch challenge where our hostess this week is Jen Mitchell.  I only had about 20 minutes to come up with a card so I let patterned paper do all the work here!

I chose some of the Ink Drops patterned paper from Craft Consortium and added it to a white card base.  From there I die-cut a vellum overlay to match the sketch and adhered that to a white die-cut frame which I'd stacked three high.

I went looking in my stash for some pre-foiled sentiments and found this one which worked for the square in the sketch.  

Finally I finished with some gold pearls and called it done.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Please check out the fabulous cards made by the design team.

Products used:

Cardstock:  White, Vellum, Ink Drops - Monochrome (Craft Consortium)
Dies:  Nesting Rectangle Frames (Waffle Flower), Torn Paper Edges (MFT), wonderful Sentiments Hot Foil (PinkFresh Studio)
Accessories:  Warm Gold Pearls (Honeybee Stamps), black hot foil


Thursday, 25 May 2023

Marble and Hexagon

 I’m here with my card for the new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches where our hostess this week is Jennifer Timko

I was inspired by a pin on Pinterest for my card and made use of my hexagon infinity dies and new C9 cardstock colours.  On the dark gray background I stamped a Judikins background stamp using Versamark ink. I then arranged the various hexagon die-cuts and frames.

I finished with a black hot-foiled sentiment. And looking at the photos, I now realise I forgot to trim the right hand side of the sentiment strip.  Oh well, I'll add an enamel heart and it'll balance out!

Thanks so much for visiting. Please check out the gorgeous cards made by the design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  Judikins 2207J
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Steel Gray (MFT), Dove, Nectar, Grapefruit (C+9th)
Dies:  Hexagon Infinity Dies (Hero Arts), Modest Greetings 1 (Poppy Stamps)
Accessories:  Black Hot Foil


Friday, 19 May 2023

Flaky Birthday

 It's time for another challenge from the Tic-Tac-Toe team and this week I went for Decorate Envelope-Texture-Blue for my card using gilding flakes.

This card took forever to come together.  Each of the die-cut letters was stacked 4 high using liquid glue and then I added double-sided adhesive that I'd die-cut with the same die and burnished gilding flakes into.  Afterwards, I realised there must have been an easier way, but it was too late by then!  The mat was also burnished with gilding flakes and the blue panel was from a previous session which I actually created a video for some years ago.  The link is below if you're interested.

Here is a side view to see the dimension and below is a closer view where you can see the blue panel better.  The envelope was decorated by using the leftover double-sided adhesive from the sentiment, so that was pretty easy!

And here is a link to the video showing how I made the blue panel:

Thanks so much for visiting!

Products used:

Cardstock:  Black, White, Pre-prepared panel
Dies:  Happy Birthday To You (MFT), Blueprints 14 (MFT)
Accessories:  Nuvo Gilding Flakes, Double Sided Adhesive (Altenew)


Thursday, 18 May 2023

Cherry Blossom

Hi and welcome! It’s time for another sketch from the team at Freshly Made Sketches and our hostess this week is Jacquie Southas. Here’s what I did with her sketch.

The branch is NBUS from Honey Bee Stamps and I made it using coloured cardstock then found this pale wood grain patterned paper to use as the backdrop.  The sentiment was hit foiled with silver foil onto black cardstock and that’s it!

Thanks so much for dropping by. Please check out the fabulous cards made by the design team.

Products used:

Cardstock:  White, Black, Grain & Grunge (Honeybee Stamps)
Dies:  Rounded Rectangles (Hero Arts), Lovely Layers: Cherry Blossom (Honeybee Stamps), Essential Glimmer Sentiments (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Silver hot foil



Thursday, 11 May 2023

Birthday Wishes

It's time for a new sketch from the team at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is Judy Rozema.  I decided to go for a muted rainbow stripe card and came up with this:

I stamped the Wide Stripes background stamp using different coloured inks on each stripe.  I then added the panel to a black card base.  After die-cutting the sentiment I used the negative die-cut to get the spacing right and adhered the letters to the rainbow panel.

I finished with some clear sparkle pen on each of the letters.

Thanks for visiting.  Please make sure you check out the fabulous cards made by the rest of the design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  Wide Stripes (SSS)
Ink:  Rouge, Mandarin Spice, Shea Butter, Green Tea, Skylight (Catherine Pooler)
Cardstock:  White, Black
Dies. Big Birthday Wishes (MFT)
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen