Before I share today’s card for Freshly Made Sketches, I want to thank Jennifer Brum for selecting my card as a Perfect Prince in last week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I love these design challenges and am always honored to be recognized. To see my winning card, click here. Woo hoo!
Linda Callahan has created another super-clean sketch for us this week – a horizontal band with some sort of shape in the lower, left corner. Here’s my card:
- Markers. With the introduction of Stampin’ Up!’s Blendabilities earlier this year, I’ve been doing a lot of coloring. So fun, so relaxing. For this product, though, I decided to give my Stampin’ Write Markers a spin. I’ve never really used them for much other than painting on stamps. I am really happy with how this turned out. I used Baked Brown Sugar, Pear Pizzazz, Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Rose Red Hello Honey and So Saffron.
- Color Combination. I didn’t set out to create this card with a specific color combination in mind, but three colors really popped out when I started coloring this tree: Baked Brown Sugar, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron. I chose Rose Red for the berries to add an earthy, regal red – not too bright, not too rich. I think this combination of colors is so soothing and perfect for a Fall card. Feel free to save this combination for your own use:
- Trimming the Tree. I stamped this tree close to the bottom of the white panel. I then trimmed about 1/4″ from the bottom, making sure my trimmer didn’t crop off the trunk of the tree. I carefully snipped around the trunk to allow it to hang below the panel. I embossed the Baked Brown Sugar banner with White Stampin’ Emboss powder, stamped the base of the tree right where I wanted it to cross the banner and then trimmed out the tree from the banner.
Sometimes it’s nice to pretty-up the envelope so that it pairs nicely with the card inside:
Stamp Sets: Partridge & Pears Papers: Baked Brown Sugar, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White Inks: Jet Black StazOn, Stampin’ Write Markers (Baked Brown Sugar, Pear Pizzazz, Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Rose Red Hello Honey, So Saffron) Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Hexagon punch (for banner tips), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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Tomorrow. After my selection as the winner of Merry Mondays Challenge last week, I am honored to be a guest designer on tomorrow’s Merry Mondays blog. So excited to share tomorrow’s project with you.