A Hand Delivered Birthday Cake — FMS376

We have a new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches, and it come from half-way around the world.  Karren Johnson, our favorite New Zealand resident, has a simple and versatile sketch for us.  Take a look:

While the sketch may be simple, it definitely wasn’t easy for me.  All of that white space freaks me out!  I knew I wanted to make a birthday card and as I was perusing the sets on my shelf, I came across the Hand Delivered stamp set, which is a hostess set that I haven’t used in a few months.  I decided it was time to dust it off and have some fun coloring.

I started by stamping the images, coloring them with markers, and cutting them out by hand.  I then stamped the fun banners from the Pick a Pennant stamp set with Petal Pink ink, stamping off on a piece of scratch paper first to add a softer touch.

The sentiment is from the Well Said stamp set and coordinating framelits.

We hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what your create as we browse the gallery each week.  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!

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Hand Delivered X 3 — Monday Montage #118

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of nine stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

One of my favorite stamp sets in the new catalog is a hostess set called Hand Delivered.  You can mix and match the images to create a card that is perfect for the occasion, and it’s a fun set to color.  When I sat down to use it the first time I had a hard time deciding which images to use first.  So I decided to try three of them at once.

For all three cards, I started by sponging on some ink for a background and then adding some splatters.  While this set does not have coordinating framelits, all of the images are easy to cut out with a pair of paper snips.

I colored all of these images with Stampin’ Blends markers.  A few metallic sequins were added as embellishments.  All of these cards were made with Whisper White Note cards and are sized at 3-1/2″ x 5″.

My middle child will be a Senior this year.  I thought I would get ahead of the game while I had this set out and make a card for her first day when she goes back in August.  She is in an IB program, so her Senior year will be a hard year.  I think any encouragement will be appreciated by her.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.




If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick — Not participating tonight
Kaitlyn Zumbach
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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