Tag : Freshly Made Sketches

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I just received the cutest stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey this week. It is Fun Stampers Journey, Hey Sugar (SS-0301) and it includes 9 stamps. I decided to use it for Freshly Made Sketches 324 card challenge this week. Here is this week’s sketch:

This is a quick and simple card to make when you are in a hurry and need a special card for a special person. The base and mat are Fun Stampers Journey Whip Cream card stock (cs-0040). The “where you bean all my life?” was stamped using FSJ Hazelnut Blend Fusion Ink (IP-0012) and the “hey sugar” was stamped using FSJ Blue Lagoon Fusion Ink (IP-0002). The two strips of paper behind the circle are Catalina Splash (cs-0114) and Hazelnut Blend (cs-0013) card stocks. I splattered some Dark Roast Silk (IP-0095) onto the pierced mat and carefully placed a piece of plastic on top and gently pressed the splattered ink to spread it out. I added some brown and silver sequins onto the card and applied FSJ Journey Glaze to the beans to make them pop (AD-0002).

Supplies not mentioned above: Foam Squares (AD-0085), Journey Craft Glue (AD-0111), Journey Circle Dies (DI-0039) and Journey Rectangles (DI-0041).

If you would like to order any of these supplies to create your own card, please click here.

 

Thanksgiving is over, and I’m on track this week to posting some card challenges. The first one of the week is Freshly Made Sketches #264.

I have the perfect stamp to make a super cute and simple card. It is Fun Stampers Journey (FSJ) ATS (Artist Trading Stamp) Frosty Fun and its coordinating die.  I stamped Frosty in FSJ Black Licorice ink onto Whipped Cream cardstock. I colored him with FSJ Color Burst pencils. Once I finished coloring him, I cut him out with his coordinating die. The circle is cut out with the FSJ pierced Circle Dies using FSJ cardstocks Pool Play and Whipped Cream. Frosty is attached using FSJ Foam Squares (medium). I accented the background with FSJ Silver Splash and added a sentiment in FSJ Candy Apple ink using the word “Joy” from the Holiday Script stamp set. Here is the main attraction:

 

All supplies used are from Fun Stampers Journey. If you would like to create this card for yourself, please feel free to check-out my FSJ website to place an on-line order (click here).

I made this card for a business associate who gave birth prematurely. Her daughter is doing fine but will be in NCIU a few more weeks. Even though Amelia came early, I know Ashley and her family are celebrating her birth and each milestone she accomoplishes as she gets closer to being able to go home.

Freshly Made Sketches #241 card sketch was a perfect sketch to stir my imagination. The hippo from SU! Fun Pun stamp set made an absolutely adorable card for such a sweet girl.

FMS Final 241-001

I started out with SU! Whisper White as the base of the card, but it seemed a little harsh; therefore, I switched the base to SU! Very Vanilla.
I matted the card with SU! card stock Perfect Plum, Strawberry Slush, and Pool Party. I accented the mats with the stitched rectangle dies from Dienamics (love that set of dies). and the Pool Party mat’s top edge was cut using Poppy Stamp die stitched landscapes. I cut a swirly circle out of Perfect Plum card stock from SU! Swirly Scribbles dies as a mat for the cute watercolored hippo. While these are not traditional baby colors, they are muted with just enough punch to make the happy hippo shine.

For the happy hippo, I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Ink on SU! Whisper White card stock and cut it out with a SU! circle die. I wanted to use alcohol markers but when I tried a few out they were not subtle enough (I don’t have very many to choose from). So, I went with watercoloring.
As a base for the hippo, I put a wash of color from SU! Stampin Write Markers (Smokey Slate, Basic Gray). Then, I added SU! Wisteria Wonder and a very diluted touch of Elegant Eggplant for shadowing. Tip: I scribbled a little of each marker on a plastic surface and picked up the color with an Aqua Painter. You could also use re-inkers if you don’t have any markers. I added a girlie touch of Melon Mambo straight from the marker to the toe nails and bow and colored the balloon with Daffodil Delight. I added some Wink of Stella for a little glitter effect. I stamped the sentiment from a stamp set included in the SU! Watercolor Wishes card kit and accented with some SU! sequins. Voila!

As you enjoy this card, please say a prayer for Amelia to get stronger each and every day and to give her family strength as they walk through this time of healing.

FMS#241 Amelia

Have a Great Day!

This week’s Freshly Made Sketch is:

FMS+Final+198-001I was inspired by Rita Wright’s card sample to pull out a MFT stamp set called Sew Nifty I bought a LONG time ago and never used. I used a blueprint die to make the base out of SU! DSP, I used the coordinating die to cut out the dress form and then I stamped the image on the pre-cut shape, I used a retired BigzXL die to cut some ric-rac, and I placed the sentiment on top of the ric-rac. Hopefully, you can see the Marina Mist rectangular panel which I made into a banner, and the Watermelon Wonder mat behind the mat of sewing machines. I love this card because it reminds me of my mother who could make anything with her sewing machine.

FMS 198

Supplies: not pictured (MFT stamp set Sew Nifty with matching dies, MFT blueprint die, BigzXL border die, SU! DSP sewing paper – don’t know the name of the paper).

A great Monday morning to play with Freshly Made Sketches #186. Here is the FMS186 sketch:

FMS Final 186-001

This past week was a very hectic week as well as this weekend, and I had a major mental block trying to design cards for the current card challenge websites I like to play. Well, I woke up this morning and double checked the deadline for the FMS186 challenge and voila, I had an idea. I love the clean and simple lines of this card. And, I’m excited to be using some of the new SU! 2015-2017 In-Colors!

FMS186

Note: If you look closely you can see where I scored the card stock to create two diagonal lines (the lighting doesn’t capture the scored lines very well). I also embossed the crazy circle lines with gold embossing powder.

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