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


Friday 5 May 2023

Mother's Day Bouquet

 Hi and welcome to another challenge from the team at Tic Tac Toe.  This week, I've gone straight down the middle of Rosanne's board with Flower-Dry Emboss-Diagonal to come up with this Mother's Day card for my mum.

Once again, I pulled out the Be Bold Blooms dies - I can totally see how addictive these can become!  I arranged the florals in a pleasing pattern and used Press n Seal to hold it all together while I worked on the rest of the card.  The bottom panel is dry-embossed and cut on a diagonal before being adhered to the card base.  I then gold heat-embossed the sentiment onto a strip of white and adhered that.  I then added a gold foil strip along with the flowers.

I finished with a die-cut gold heart.

Thanks so much for visiting.  I hope you'll check out the gorgeous creations by the rest of the design team.

Products used:  

Stamps:  KIS:  Mother (PTI)
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Dark Indigo (PTI), Lavender Fields, Hot Fudge, Prickly Pear, Jellybean Green (MFT), gold foil
Dies:  Be Bold Blooms (Spellbinders), Blueprints 28 (MFT)
Accessories:  Gilded EP (Brutus Monroe), Four Petal Floral EF (Spellbinders)


Thursday 4 May 2023

On The Couch

 Hi!  Linda Callahan is our hostess over at Freshly Made Sketches this week and I immediately saw a big TV screen in her sketch so I built my card around that.  (What that says about my boring life, I don't know...)

I used a MFT card kit for the elements in my card and I really wanted to add walls and a floor but also wanted to stay somewhat close to the sketch, so I left the background blank.

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

Products used:  

Stamps:  Picture Perfect Sentiments (MFT)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock:  White, Black, Gravel Gray, In the Buff, Amarena Cherry, Kraft (MFT), Enchanted Evening, Dark Indigo (PTI), Dove (Concord & 9th)
Dies:  Movie Screen, Be Your Own Barista, Room Decor, Movies & Chill, Heads Up (MFT)