Sunday 16 April 2023

Artistically Inked for Freshly Made Sketches 581

 Clean up procrastination continues, although this time it was because clean up reminded me to play with a favourite set that hasn't seen action in a while. The gorgeous Artistically Inked stamps and dies are carrying over to the new 2023-24 Annual Catalogue and it's a die set that's worth having all by itself!

For inspiration, I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

It's a beautiful sketch. It immediately brought to mind the wonderful floral die cut from the Artistic die set.

I used blending brushes to layer on colour, using the negative of the die cut as a stencil, then popped the die cut back over the top. An easy, yet effective, technique. 

The die cut and its underlying colour demanded a simple, clean treatment for the rest of the design. So I added in a 'Happy Birthday' from the Artistically Inked stamp set. I cut it with one of the Stitched Rectangle dies (sadly retiring) but did have to do a double cut to get the size I wanted for the sentiment. 

Then I added in three Iridescent Rhinestone jewels and voila - done!

If you like this card, you can see how I did it in this video tutorial.

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  1. I love everything about this design - the negative space, gorgeous pops of color and intricate design while still clean and simple in so many ways! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

  2. This card is so beautiful. I love those die cut flowers and the pretty colours peeking through! The colours just pop against the white background! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Wow! What a gorgeous card! The ink blending job is absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

  4. So So lovely, amazing blending work.