Saturday, 2 July 2022

Artistic Mix Decorative Masks for FMS 542

 Perhaps I'm just a great procrastinator but despite having many things to get done, I couldn't help but sit down and play the latest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.


Today's card is simple and bright. I used one of the masks, without any overlaying, to create a rainbow across the card front.


I cut two butterflies from the Brilliant Wings die set and layered them together before attaching them to the front of the card. 


 The sentiment, from the Art Gallery set, is white embossed onto Basic Black and die cut with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle dies. The embellishments are Iridescent Pearls, a new item from the 2022 Annual Catalogue.

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Friday, 1 July 2022

Season of Chic for AYSI 278

 It's sketch week at As You See It and we have a wonderful one to stimulate your mojo.



Isn't it great?!

I saw the three circles as scallop shells from Season of Chic, a set that is already a firm favourite of mine.
They're stamped in Soft Suede, partly filled with Blushing Bride and sponged around the edges in Crumb Cake.


I think the birthday sentiment is one of the nicest greetings. It's stamped in Soft Suede too.


The asymmetric panel is one of the gold-flecked patterns from the Texture Chic Specialty Designer Papers.
I cut the mesh panel from the Distressed Gold Specialty paper. This is such a fantastic paper with the distressed and textured look while still being light enough to die cut easily.

I've stamped in the background with different generations of Soft Succulent with some splatters of Blushing Bride. 

I added in some of the 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds as a lovely finishing touch. 

We'd love to see how you see this sketch, so don't forget to visit the As You See It page to see what the rest of the Design Team have done and to link up your own creation.

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Thursday, 30 June 2022

Botanical Layers for CAS Colour & Sketches 476

The challenge this week at CAS Colours & Sketches is a slimline sketch - just perfect for a play around with my newly acquired Botanical Layers.


I used a Thick Basic White card base, a matte of Garden Green and a card front of Basic White.
Then there's some simple stamping in two generations of Garden Green with the foliage stamp and some different sized blossoms in Crushed Curry.

To lift the Garden Green leaves, I used the Crushed Curry coloured pencil from the Assortment 2 to add in some Crushed Curry touches.


The finishing touches were some Champagne Rhinestones to the centres of the blossoms. 

So, a clean and simple thank you slimline card. 😀

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Botanical Layers for The Paper Players 597

I used my Stampin' Rewards to buy myself a stamp set with my last order. Did you know that orders over $300 attract Stampin' Rewards: money that can be spent in the order for extra things or the Hostess products? That's why I tell my customers it's better to save up for one big order than to do two or three smaller ones. 😀

Anyway, I used mine to get Botanical Layers. It arrived this week and I'm so glad I picked it! For its first outing, I used the sketch at The Paper Players for inspiration.


In the same order came one of the soon-to-be-available Sale-a-Bration products, the Silver and Gold Specialty DSP. I've used a piece of that for the card front. This gorgeous paper is wonderful by itself but can also be coloured to make it work for any project.


To pick out the gold in the bacground, I've gold embossed the blossoms and the sentiment as well as adding a couple of tiny Brushed Brass Butterfly embellishments.


I do love foliage stamps and I think this set is going to keep me happy for some time! 😀

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