Thursday 19 December 2019

22nd Birthday

Hi all and welcome to the last Freshly Made Sketch Challenge of the year, where our hostess is Amy O'Neill.  And here is Amy's sketch for us:

I had need of a birthday card as my son would have been 22 years old on Tuesday of this week.  I couldn't let the day go by without making him a card - no matter how weird that sounds - so this is the card I came up with.

I used SugarPea Designs You're My Type die set and the sentiment from Yay for You by MFT.  It's really hard finding a birthday sentiment that doesn't mention "Happy" or "Celebrate" so this is a simple statement of fact.  The colors chosen are from Hero Arts - Paradise and Adriatic along with a bit of Cherry Crisp from MFT.

I added clear sparkle pens to the hearts and Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the heart above the "22".

Thanks for visiting.  I'm hoping to spend some time over the next couple of weeks stamping for the fun of it and joining in a few challenges but it will depend how I feel.  Frustratingly, when I'm not stamping, I want to be stamping, but when I can be stamping, I have zero motivation!  I wish you all a peaceful season and to those of you missing someone, I can now truly understand how that feels and I wish I could give you all a hug.

Products used:

Stamps:  Yay for You (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Black, Cherry Crisp (MFT), Paradise, Adriatic (Hero Arts), Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots (MFT)
Dies:  You're My Type (SugarPea Designs), Stitched Rectangle Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen, White EP, Nuvo Crystal Glaze

Thursday 12 December 2019

Leafy Birthday

Hi and welcome.  Here's the latest sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches team where our hostess this week is Narelle Farrugia.
I am in need of a birthday card for DH, whose birthday is on Christmas Eve.

To make this card, I blended some distres inks onto a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock.  I then added a stencil and went over again, using slightly more pressure.  Finally I added some flicks of water and die-cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die.

The leaves were die-cut from black cardstock and then flicked with Antiqued Bronze Mica Spray and white gouache before being set aside to dry.  I then stamped and die-cut the sentiment.

The card was easy to put together and makes for a nice masculine card.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you'll check out the rest of the DT as they have some gorgeous cards as always.

Products used:

Stamps:  KIS Birthday (PTI)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Inks
Cardstock:  White, Black, Bristol Smooth
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle Stax (MFT), Skeleton Leaves (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  White Gouache, Antiqued Bronze Mica Spray (Tim Holtz), Scribble Script Stencil (Donna Downey)


Thursday 5 December 2019


Hi and welcome.  I am the hostess today over at Freshly Made Sketches and here is my sketch:
Very simple - just the way I like them!  This is the last card I made to send to a grieving mother. 

I created the night sky background with Distress Oxide inks, Perfect Pearls mist and white gouache.  Once the panel was dry, I silver-embossed some stars and then adhered a silver strip to the left hand side for added interest.

I stamped and die-cut the sentiment and adhered it to the front panel then I added foam tape to the whole panel before attaching it to a white card base.  I finished with some sparkling clear confetti.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you'll check out the challenge blog and see how the rest of the DT interpreted my sketch.

Products used:

Stamps:  Written in the Stars (MFT)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink
Cardstock:  White, Silver, Bristol Smooth
Dies:  Slanted Sentiment Strips (MFT)
Accessories:  White Gouache, Perfect Pearls, Silver EP (Ranger), Sparkling Clear Confetti (PPP)