Celebration Pennants — FMS339

We’ve got a new sketch for you over at the Freshly Made Sketches site, and this week our hostess is our fabulously talented Canadian friend, Jen Brum.  Take a look at this fun sketch:

While I adore this sketch, I have to admit it gave me fits.  I had an idea right away, but couldn’t make it work after trying for a while.  Same issue with my second idea.  My third idea just looked too boring and plain.  Then I finally had a decent idea.  But it wasn’t easy.  I had almost finished the card when I somehow smudged some ink on the white space.  Grrr…  Started over and then the sentiment didn’t stamp well (which of course, was my last step) and since I hadn’t used the Stamperatus, it couldn’t be easily fixed.  Grrr…  So I stamped it on scratch paper, cut it out, and placed it over the original sentiment.  Two hours later, I’ve finished this card.  Man, some days are just like this.  But even the worst stamping days are still pretty good.

Some masking and sponging were involved with the base layer on this card.  I used Smoky Slate and Mint Macaron ink.  I then cut out the banners from the new Pick a Pennant stamp set, which will be available in the new catalog (only two more days until it’s released).  It has a coordinating framelits set, but I don’t have that yet so I cut them out by hand.

The pennants were stamped with Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove ink.  I then stamped the patterns with Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral ink.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you create.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!



7 thoughts on “Celebration Pennants — FMS339

  1. Oh I have many of those days! I pulled out the pennants to use for this sketch at first too…..but decided without the Framelits it was too much work! Glad you didn’t give up! This is adorable!

  2. I love this card! I got the pennant set at Onstage and wondered how to use it. It’s not really my kind of set, but what a great card you’ve done with it! I can see it now.

  3. This card is fantastic Amy! I love the sponged panels and those fun banners! Isn’t it funny how some days the cards come together so easily and other days you wonder what’s going on?! This card ended up perfect though!

  4. These days come too many times to count…. But your result was way worth it. The banners are so perfect for the sketch. Love the colors, as always.

  5. These banners work perfectly with the sketch! What a fabulous card, Amy! It certainly doesn’t look like this card gave you fits – but I can totally relate 🙂

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