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!