A Super Duper Farewell — FMS334

It’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week I get the privilege of creating it and playing hostess.  It seems like most cards I create have a vertical orientation, but for some reason when I create a sketch, I tend to use a horizontal orientation.  I’m not sure why that is, but I always end up wondering why I don’t create more horizontal cards.  Well, this sketch is pretty clean and has lots of possibilities.  Take a look:

When I made the sketch a few weeks ago, I had a specific stamp set in mind.  However, since I am not very good at predicting which stamp sets will be retired and which will stay, I didn’t guess correctly on this one.  So I picked another stamp set, Super Duper, that is retiring.  I love the fun, graphic sentiments in this set.

Going along with the retiring products theme, I’ve also used Peekaboo Peach as the card base.  This color will be retiring soon; however, there will be a new In-Color called Grapefruit Grove, which is a really pretty peachy color.  Some other retiring products include the black Baker’s Twine (yep, I had to stock up on this!  So sad to see it go!), the Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, the Picture Perfect dsp, and the Enamel Shapes.

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!

 

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Super Duper Birthday — FMS305

It’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week it is my turn to be the hostess.  I decided to change things up a little bit (at least for me) and make a sketch for a square card.  I love square cards but don’t normally think to make them.  I also wanted to make the sentiment the focal point of the card, which opens up lots of possibilities.

I pulled a stamp set off the shelf that I hadn’t used in a while, Super Duper.  I am always in need of birthday cards, and this one has a large sentiment that I thought would be perfect for the sketch.

I used my Stampin’ Write markers to color the sentiment, using Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, and So Saffron for the color combination.  The Ticket Tear Border Punch provided a decorative edge on the bottom of the sentiment panel, and some Glitter Enamel Dots and Gold Metallic Thread were added as embellishments.

I hope you’ll make your own card using the sketch and post it in the gallery.  We love to see what you create!  Meanwhile, be sure to hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.  They always inspire me!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Super Duper You — FMS278

We have a new sketch for you over at the Freshly Made Sketches site, and this week the ever-talented Jen Mitchell is our hostess.  She has a sketch with fun layers, that I think is quite versatile.  Check it out:

I recently acquired the Super Duper stamp set and wanted to get it inky.  Since any shape can be substituted for the star in the sketch, I chose to use one of the images in the stamp set for the focal image.

I started with a layer of dsp from the Party Animal pack.  For the next layer, I stamped two of the star images with Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry inks and splattered some Emerald Envy ink on top.  I stamped the focal image with the same inks plus Crushed Curry ink on a piece of scrap Whisper White, coloring the stamp with my Stampin’ Write markers, and fussy-cut it out.  Some Crushed Curry enamel dots and Gold Metallic Thread were added to finish it off.

This came together pretty quickly.  That’s how a great sketch helps out!

We hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you make.  Meanwhile, be sure to hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has made for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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