We have a new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week one of our newest team members, Jacquie Southas, has a great one for us. Take a peek:
My older daughter is a Senior in high school this year and will be taking her IB exams in a couple months. They take place every day over a two week period and are comprehensive exams in all of her subjects. It’s a very intense process. I’m trying to stock up on encouraging notes and cards to stick in her lunches for those days.
When I saw this sketch, I searched my stamp shelves for stamp sets that had a small image that would work well repeated for the sketch. I pulled out the Bubble Over stamp set and thought the star would be a simple and fun image for her. I started out by stamping it several times in bright, happy colors but then was struck with an idea. Since she is a huge Marvel fan, I thought the image was a good replica of Captain America’s shield. And then I thought I could find a sentiment with “Super” in it, but I don’t have anything. Rather than using an alphabet set and making my own, I found a sentiment with “Amazing.” I thought it was close enough.
I stamped the image with Blueberry Bushel ink and punched it out with a 3/4″ circle punch. I then used a 1″ circle punch to make the Poppy Parade circles. The center star has a Dazzling Diamonds star on it, but it’s hard to tell in the picture.
The sentiment is from the Amazing Life stamp set.
We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch! 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!