Thursday, May 26, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches #238

Its been awhile since I participated in a card sketch challenge and needed to make more Thank You cards, This sketch was easy enough to produce SIX cards, simple yet elegant.

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 I have not used my distress inks in a while so I thought I would bring them out and do some simple water coloring.

I used Mowed Lawn, Broken China, and Abandoned Coral.
 I used some Artis Loft water color paper and stamped enough images for six cards, six flowers and 12 leaves.
I took my water brush and made the distress ink re activate and that added a soft subtle color.

I let them completly dry before die cutting them with the cordinating dies.

 I am using the Broken China distress ink and very lightly adding a blue haze effect to kind of ground the flowers and the sentiment.

This is a 4 by 5 1/4 inch mat that I will place on my traditional top fold A2 sized card, I will pop this up on foam.
 I adhered the sentiment banner flat with some regular tape runner adhesive. The Thank You came from a Stamps of Life stamp set.

I placed the flower and leave up on foam, those images came from a stamp set from the Essentials by Ellen line called Bohemian Garden.
Final Photo

I added some gems from my stash to the center of the flower and some dots from anouther Essentials by Ellen stamp set called Bold Blooms, I stamped off then double stamped on the card in random pattern.

Inside of the card, I stamped off once before stamping.

Back of card, again stamped off once before stamping.
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-I used there 100 pound heavy weight cream cardstock
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-I used Bohemain Garden stamp set and the cordinating designer dies
-I used Bold Blooms stamp set

-I used the stamps set called thanks4twoyears (which you can only get if your a yearly active club memeber)

I used Tim Holtz ink ink Broken China, Mowed Lawn, and Abandoned Coral - which you can find at your local craft store or favorite only craft site.

1 comment:

  1. This is so soft and pretty! I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!