Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Geometric Thanks

Hi and welcome to another fabulous sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches team.  This week, our sketch hostess is Kim Singdahlsen and she has a really wonderful sketch for us all.

Isn't it interesting how we can interpret sketches differently.  When I saw this sketch, I didn't even register that the top panel wasn't a panel but actually the bottom layer or card base.  I totally thought there was a rectangular panel, then the curved panel!  The rest of the design team got it, but not me.  Anyway, I still stuck to my version of the sketch to come up with this card.

I white-embossed the Diagonal Design background onto a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock and blended Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon ink onto it before cutting it out with a curved scallop die.  I then attached a stitched die-cut panel of vellum using some new-to-me vellum tape, which is amazing by the way.  There are three strips of tape right across the vellum and I bet you can't see where the tape is!  In keeping with the colors at the current MFT color challenge, I added a thin strip of Gravel Gray cardstock at the bottom of the vellum.  A couple of flags die-cut from Berrylicious and Persimmon cardstock and some Nuvo Crystal Drops and my card was finished.

Thanks so much for visiting!  Check out how the rest of the design team have interpreted the sketch and have a go yourself - we'd love to see your card in the gallery!

Products used:

Stamps:  Soda Pop, Diagonal Design Background (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark, Stazon Black, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon
Cardstock:  White, Bristol Smooth, Vellum, Gravel Gray, Berrylicious, Persimmon
Dies:  Stitched Basic Edges, Stitched Scallop Basic Edges, Blueprints 29
Accessories:  White EP, Nuvo Crystal Drops



Cara said...

Fab card, I love your interpretation of the sketch! Thanks for the heads up about the vellum tape x

Linda Callahan said...

I love that geometric backgrnd and the subtle shift of color! Beautiful! And it's no fun if we all look at the sketch the same way 😉

Nora Noll said...

This is so cool!! The colors you used are fabulous and I love how you interpreted the sketch!!

Jen Brum said...

Wow! This card is just amazing Karren! I love the background! You make the most creative backgrounds!!! Great colours! So fabulous!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Now, I don't think there's a right way and a wrong way to see that sketch. I personlly think your idea to make the top part of your card its own layer with a curved edge is pretty cool. And then the vellum makes it even more interesting, especially since it mutes the colors a bit and makes it look like you've added yet another layer! I've got some vellum tape, but it's not as good as this one. Must add this one to my ever-growing wish list!

Kim S said...

I also did something different on the top and bottom!! I absolutely love your look. That pattern with the subtle variations in color is lovely. I love the way you used some vellum and the coordinating banners. Thank you for showing the options with my sketch!

Jen Timko said...

You just made me, your interpretation is so clever. Maybe we were just off, haha! Love the colors and texture on this!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Your card is awesome Karren! The colours are blended perfectly and the diagonal stamp is sooooo cool!