Sunday, January 21, 2018

Fall to Layout #52 Take Two

Good morning! I hope you're all ready for the next sketch!

I decided to make a Valentine. I love the XOXO set and the coordinating dies, so I decided to use those. I stamped my own pattern paper using Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, and Autumn Rose on some Stamper's Select. 

Next I died cut a heart out of Autumn Rose and white. The "Be Mine" was cut out of Berry Sorbet, although I also cut out a white layer. A good tip when placing die cuts with openings is to cut out a second image in white, and place that in the openings to make it "pop" more and not blend into the background as much. I also added a touch of Wink of Stella on the die cuts.

Stamps: XOXO
Dies: XOXO dies

Here's Chera's card! She went with an awesome birthday card- would be great for teens or when you need a more neutral card.

Hello again everyone! Hope you all had a great week! Here's my take on this week's card sketch!!! Had some fun using the Dotty Turnabout set from Concord and 9th. It's been in my stash for a while now and my first instinct with it was to do greys. These are 3 greys from the Simon Says Stamp line: Smoke Fog and Slate, with a few added black details from other stamps in the set as well. I cut down my stamped image to make a panel on my card front and lined the one side with some black card stock, then adhered it to the card base. Then I pulled out a Papertrey ink Birthday die and added the small sentiment under it. And there you have it!! 

Had a lot of fun with the turnabout stamp!!! Look forward to seeing your creations!

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  1. What lovely cards!! I like the heart panel and your use of the die cuts on the first. The muted card is a great masculine birthday card!!

  2. I posted too late this time! But I enjoyed this sketch too! Thank you!