Thursday, 10 January 2019

Pretty Amazing

Hi and welcome!  I'm back with the latest sketch from the team at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is the wonderful Jennifer Timko.  And here is her very cool sketch.

I went a tiny bit rogue this week and instead of having a group of elements in diagonal corners, I went with a stenciled pattern.  

I used Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral distress inks on a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock with the Sunburst stencil by Wendy Vecchi.  I like this stencil because the sunburst pattern is quite small and worked well in the corners of the card.  

Once the stenciling was finished, I die-cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and then adhered it to a Persimmon card base.  The "you" die cut was stacked three high and the rest of the sentiment was white-embossed onto a strip of Persimmon card and die-cut with a sentiment strip die.

I tucked the banner under the loop of the 'y' to add some cohesion.  Finally, I finished with some confetti and some adorable little clear sequins that were part of a Christmas gift very kindly sent to me by a blogging friend.

I'm linking this card up to the new CAS Stencil Challenge

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you head on over to the FMS blog and check out the wonderful DT cards.

Products used:

Stamps:  You Matter (SSS)
Ink:  Versamark, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral Distress Inks
Cardstock:  White, Persimmon, Black (MFT)
Dies:  You (SSS), Stitched Rectangle Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins, Sparking Clear Confetti (Pretty Pink Posh), Sunburst Stencil (Wendy Vecchi), White EP



Linda Callahan said...

Your stenciled rays are so pretty! Love this card.....and I have those flat clear sequins them!

I Card Everyone said...

Amazing... I need those rays!!!

Loll said...

Bright, fun card Karren! Love the stenciled corner rays with your large sentiment focal point. Great design! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil!

Julia Aston said...

What impact having those stenciled rays in the corners Karren! love the colors you used - and the placement of your die cut sentiment word and banner is perfect! Thanks for joining us in the first CAS Stencil challenge! xx

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

You are such a rebel! I love the sunbursts in the corners, especially in these bright colors. And the black di3 cut adds some great contrast!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful sunbursts in each corner, Karren. I love how you die cut and stamped your sentiment and added the pretty sequins. Your card is so beautifully balanced and perfect CAS design. TFS and joining us at CAS Stencil Card Challenge:sponging. Hugs..Nancy

Dawn T said...

Beautiful Karren. Your stenciling is awesome.

Barb Ghig said...

Clever take on the sketch, Karren! I love your sponged sun rays and how you blended your inks to create dimension! Loving your over-sized sentiment, too :) Thanks so much for adding your card to our gallery at CAS Stencil...I'm so glad you played along with us this month!

Jen Brum said...

Oh wow! This card is just amazing! I love those stencilled sunbeams and that sentiment is perfect! Love it!!

Amy O said...

Fabulous card, Karren! I love the way you stenciled the sunbursts and the sentiment not only fits perfectly with the rest of the card, but really pops in the black.

Jen Timko said... funny!! I love your interpretation!! Perfectly sunny and, yes, amazing! Sorry I haven't been commenting as know why and just know too that I'm always such a fan.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Ha! I love rogue! Your card is really sweet - I love the die that you've used and the colours you've given it!

Linda said...

What a fun design .... love the bright colours of the corner stenciling, it really shows off that large sentiment. Thank you for joining us on the CAS Stencil challenge xx