Sunday, August 13, 2017

Fall to Layout #29- Take Two


Hello!
It's time for another sketch!


Dimensions:
Card Front: 4.25 x 5.5
Patterned Panel: 3.75 x 5
Patterned Panel Frame: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8


Here's my card. I wanted to make my own patterned paper for the main panel. I got out some Harvest Gold card stock and started stamping stars all over in Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Harvest Gold, and Summer Sunshine. Next I die cut the "wish" from some Melon Mambo, and added some glossy accents to that. I adhered that to the patterned piece and then added the popped up "make a" portion of the sentiment. For some added interest, I added a few die cut stars, cut from black card stock. I used sheer black polka dot ribbon for my small horizontal element. One thing I really like doing with this sort of layout is adding a black mat. When using black elsewhere on a card, this black mat really ties it all together.


Supplies
Stamps: Count the Stars
Ink: Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunshine, Black
Paper: White, Black, Harvest Gold, Melon Mambo
Dies: Stars & Wishes, Superstar Borders, Small sketched stars
Accessories,etc.: Glossy Accents, Sheer ribbon

Here's Chera's card (this is one of my favorites from her!):


Happy Sunday!! Here's my take on this weeks sketch! Had fun with this one…pulled out another old set from Wplus9 Quilt print. I started off by stamping the card panel with versa mark in and then clear embossing powder over it. Once the while card front was covered I pulled out my distress inks to give this ombre look (seedless preserves, victorian velvet and spun sugar) Added the happy birthday and some sequins for sparkle!! 


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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Fall to Layout #28- Take Two





My dimensions:
Card Front: 4.25 x 5.5
Side Panel: 2.5 x  4.25h
Side Panel Frame: 2-5/8 x 4-3/8


I started with a branch from Spring Woods. I die cut that and used the MISTI for accurate placement. One tip for this set-if you are going to use the dies,  be sure to die cut first and then stamp. After that I  die cut the bird and stamped that. I suppose there aren't that many pink birds out there but I thought it went nicely with the colour scheme.  The greeting comes from the Winter Woods set. 
  
Here's Chera's card:


Happy Sunday everyone!! Here's my take on this week's sketch for you! I’ve been going through my stash of stamps lately and pulling out sets that have been neglected for a while! Todays set is Wplus9 pretty peonies! The Thank you is from Altenews Many Thanks set!  I stamped the leaves image onto a piece of white cardstock I die cut from MFT tag die set. Once that I then die cut the flowers and stamped the images on them and popped up a few just for added dimension! Hope you feel inspired! I look forward to see what you've created!


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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Fall to Layout #27- Take Two

Good morning everyone! Hope you're all having a great weekend.

Here's the sketch for this week. We are taking things square again.


Some measurements:
Card is 5 x 5
Background layer: 4.5 x 4.5
Background mat layer: 4-7/8 x 4-7/8
Sentiment square: 1.5 x 1.5
Sentiment square mat: 1.75 x 1.75


 It's been a hot one here this week, so how about some ice cream!

I did two versions, one with dye inks on white cardstock, and one with distress oxide inks on kraft.  I stamped the ice cream first, masked it, and then stamped the cone image.


Supplies:
Stamps: Cool Treats (SU!) Summer Sweetness (PTI)
Ink: Classic Kraft, Pale Peony, Mint Julep, Summer Sunrise, Lilac Grace, Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Paper: Kraft, White, Mint Julep, Dark Chocolate
Accessories, etc.: Label Dies, Stitched Label Dies, Pink Ribbon


Supplies:
Stamps: Cool Treats (SU!) Summer Sweetness (PTI)
Ink:  Pale Peony, Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow (PTI), Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Spiced Marmalde, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo
Paper: Kraft, White, Mint Julep, Dark Chocolate
Accessories, etc.: Label Dies, Stitched Label Dies, Ribbon, twine


Here's Chera's card!


Happy Sunday!!! For today's card I pulled out the new distress oxide inks! I just love the bright summery colours in this release! For my sentiment I pulled out the Simon Says stamp and coordinating die sending happy thoughts! Hope you feel inspired! I look forward to see what you create


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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Fall to Layout #26- Take Two






Hello! I hope everyone is having a good weekend so far!
Here's this week's sketch:



First of all- the dimensions I used:
Card front: 4.25 x 5.5
Panel: 2 x 5.5
Each square: 1.75 x 1.75

I decided to pull out some Altenew for this sketch. Just as a reminder, or if you're new here,  any graphic image on the sketch (like the butterflies on the one above) are representative of any image. In this case the 3 objects are meant to be the same type of image though.



I  stamped each flower and leaf three times on some watercolour paper. I embossed these with Platinum powder and cut them out and then painted them using distress inks (Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Crushed Olive, and Forest Moss).

Supplies:
Stamps: Adore You (Altenew)
Ink: Versamark, Black, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Crushed Olive, and Forest Moss
Paper: Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, White (PTI),  Watercolour paper
Accessories, etc. Platinum embossing powder

Here's Chera's card:


For todays sketch wanted to use a different shape to show how you can change it up by keeping it the same!! I used the Simon Says Stamp stitched circle dies and Papertrey Ink Bitty bouquets stamp set to create the look!! 


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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Fall to Layout #25- Take Two!



Hello all!

I hope you're ready for another sketch. We're taking things square this week!



The dimensions I used:
Card Base: 4.5x4.5
Background Vertical Panel: 2-1/8x4.5
Word Panel: 2-7/8x 3.5
Orange Panel: 3-5/8x3-5/8

Here's my card! I was feeling a little tropical still with all the lovely weather as of late.I think it's pretty straight forward. Stamp leaves onto the background strip. Stamp a flower and leave and die cut those. Add a greeting to the white panel and adhere everything.



Supplies:
Stamps: Color Layering Hibiscus, Thanks Stamp & Cut (Hero Arts)
Ink: Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunshine, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile (PTI), Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories: Hibiscus dies (Hero Arts)

And now, onto Chera's card!

Today's card was super fun to make! Don’t often make square cards so it was fun to be pushed inside that box ;)!!  I wanted to keep the colour pallet nice and simple and of course bright!! So some lovely shades of teal were an automatic go to!




Stamps used in today's card:
Hero Arts blizzard bold prints background stamp
Papertrey ink butterfly hope stamp set
Hero Arts hello stamp and cut

Dies: MFT Stitched Squares

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