Thursday, 26 March 2020

Not Alone

Welcome to a new challenge from the team at Freshly Made Sketches, where our hostess this week is Amy O'Neill.  And here is Amy's sketch:

I really wasn't feeling like making cards when I sat down to do this, so I decided to let dies do all the work and came up with this card.

I looked through my pre-inked alcohol ink panels and found this piece of blue which I die-cut with a maple leaf die.  I left all the innards attached and set it to one side.

I die-cut two separate rectangles with pierced rectangle dies, placed them together and ran them both through my Big Shot with a pinpoint die.  This put the pattern in the same place on both panels.  I separated the panels and put the larger of the two onto the card base and did the same thing again.  This way all three panels had the pinpoint die - although now I look closer at the sketch, I probably shouldn't have added the dots to the card base!

I adhered all the layers together and then added the maple leaf.  No foam tape or dimension on this card - all the piercing adds the interest.  Finally I finished with a white-embossed sentiment - my message to everyone.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you'll check out the cards made by the design team and take some time out to have a go yourself.

Products used:

Stamps:  Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark, Alcohol Inks
Cardstock:  White, Black, Yupo
Dies:  Blueprints 21, Pierced Rectangle Stax (MFT), Pinpoint Rings (Poppy Stamps), Maple Thanks (Neat & Tangled)
Accessories:  White EP



Amy O said...

Gorgeous colors on this pretty leaf with a perfect sentiment for these times! And I love the detail the piercing adds. A gorgeous card, Karren!

Betty said...

this is such a simply lovely card, Karen - the dotted circle behind the leaf just gives wonderful texture!

Dawn T said...

A gorgeous card Karren. Love the blue leaf

Lyn said...

Loving your card, the dotted circle is really eye catching <3

Linda Callahan said...

Well your dies are very hard workers because this card is simple elegance at its finest! Just gorgeous!

Nora Noll said...

Oh I LOVE the embossed circle and that STUNNING leaf!! GORGEOUS design!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Karren! The Pinpoint circles were the perfect choice for the sketch and I love your blue alcohol inked maple leaf...WOW! I think you've created a really stunning card using your dies!!!

Jen Brum said...

Oh wow Karren! This is such a gorgeous card! I just love that leaf! I really need to learn how to use alcohol inks! They are truly stunning! Love the circles as well! Just an amazing card!

Jen Timko said...

This is really beautiful! I love the texture and the lovely leaf. Stay safe and well!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is beautiful Karren. I love the shimmery leaf in those gorgeous colours and it looks so pretty in its pierced frame. Vicky x