Before I share my super-sweet project for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, I want to thank Cindy Hall for selecting my Halloween window project as her pick in last week’s challenge. What a wonderful group of projects in that challenge! I’m always happy to be singled out. If you missed that project, see it here.
This week’s sketch has so many possibilities. I just love the offset pieces that are the stars of this sketch. Once I decided to feature the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack, the entire project just fell into place. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Pretty Thankful. One of the most understated stamp sets in the 2016 Annual Catalog is also one of the sweetest. With a variety of sweet frames and sentiments, this set is a must-have. I have used this set for personal cards and to add tags to the gifts I gave my team members who attended Convention, but I’ve never showcased it here. Shame on me – because you need this adorable set. I don’t want you to miss out. 🙂 Just look at all the combinations of sentiments you can create:
- Straight, Tilted, Straight. Before gluing down the askew panels on this card, I knew I wanted the darker piece of Pretty Petals to be the base of the two – it’s aligned straight up-and-down with the orientation of the card. The sweet floral print is then tilted to match the layout from Freshly Made Sketches, but my sentiment (cropped with a Large Oval punch) is aligned straight up-and-down – no head-tilting necessary. I also lined up the bottom edge of the Banner punch with the bottom edge of the black banner – a little symmetry never hurt anyone.
- Color Combination. Designer Series Papers are a wonderful source of inspiration. The pages of the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack are filled to the brim with excellent color combinations. I just love the contrast of this pale mint with the rich black.
Stamp Sets: Pretty Thankful Papers: Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack, Mint Macaron, Basic Black, Very Vanilla Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Accessories: Large Oval punch, Banner punch, Project Life Corner Rounder, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to Freshly Made Sketches to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!