Sunday, September 25, 2011

Another Freshly Made Sketch, Another Christmas Card

This week brought another great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

I knew I wanted to create my main shape by using the void technique with the embossing folders, but I'm not sure that I quite accomplished what I was trying to accomplish with this card.  I even embossed the edge of the main image panel, thinking that might be the extra something it was missing, but I don't think it quite did the trick. And the cluster of shapes on the left stumped me, too.  First I had some gold embossed trees from an old Hostess Set, Patterned Pines, but they seemed too big.  When I thought to cut out the Petals-A-Plenty flowers, I was really patting myself on the back, thinking that would be the trick, but I'm still not so sure.  At any rate, I'll let you judge the card.  Here it is...

Supplies Used
Card Stock:  Soft Suede, Old Olive, Whisper White, Real Red, Merry Moments DSP
Ink:  Real Red, VersaMark
Stamp Sets:  Contempo Christmas
Other:  Big Shot, Petals-A-Plenty EF, gold EP, brayer, eyelet border punch

Monday, September 19, 2011

First Pals Submission

Well, I've been checking out the Pals Paper Arts Challenges for a loooong time.  Now that I have a blog, I just HAD to try the sketch challenge.  I got my colors from the Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo #72, but I didn't get it loaded before the linky closed.  Woops!

This card is headed off to my sister for her to bring it to a wedding.  Wedding appropriate, no?

Full disclosure, I 100% copied that pearl flower center from this beautiful card.  How could you not CASE that?!  

Supplies Used
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Versamark
Stamp Sets:  Silhouette Sentiments
Other:  Basic Pearls, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Big Shot, Fun Flowers Die, Boho Blossoms Punch, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Brayer, Modern Label Punch, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Champagne Embossing Powder (non Stampin' Up!)