It's time for another sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! This one has a lot of fun elements, so I think you'll have a blast playing along with us! Lauri Ingram is our featured designer this week, so be sure to stop by her blog to say hello. She has some gorgeous clean cards on her blog and I love her beautiful creations.
Here is my second take on the sketch. I'll show you the first one in a bit. :) Jen Timko, one of my fellow design team members, made some beautiful cards with the Bright Hopes stamp set and I had to have it after seeing them. Isn't it gorgeous? It is such an elegant set of stamps and one I know I'll be using for years to come. I paired the set with some equally elegant colors, River Rock and Cherry Cobbler. I love how it turned out! I haven't purchased the Cherry Cobbler embossing powder yet, so I did the next best thing and inked my stamp with Cherry Cobbler, then Versamark, and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. It gives it a much richer look than simply stamping it in Cherry Cobbler alone.
Stamps: Bright Hopes
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Paper: River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Neutrals Designer Paper stack
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Frost Decorative Strip die, heat tool, clear embossing powder, embossing buddy, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Basic Rhinestones
This was my first card for the sketch. I think it turned out nice, but it wasn't quite what I wanted for the challenge. I do love non-traditional colors for Christmas and I can't say that I've seen many pink and brown ones. :) Greeting Card Kids is such an adorable set of stamps and I'm so glad I finally purchased it.
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids
Ink: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue
Paper: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Whisper White, 2010 In Color Hostess stack (retired)
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Favor die (for the border), Backgrounds #1 Texturz plates, Northern Frost Decorative Strip die, blender pen, mica flakes, Early Espresso taffeta ribbon (retired), In Color Glimmer brads
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