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Get Inspired

Good morning!

I don't have a sketch this week. It's getting to be that time of the year where there are barely any spare moments. However, I saw this amazing card by Laura Bassen, and I was inspired!

I wanted to see what I could do using a few dies and punches. I created my main panel by running white card stock through with a star die. I did this 5 times, moving the die to achieve the desired placement. I wanted a few more stars, so I used a star punch.

I wanted a colourful background to show behind the stars. I blended Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door, and Fired Brick. I stamped a combination greeting using the hello Wplus9 and the superstar from a Verve. I popped up the starry panel using thick foam tape and then placed that on a black card base. I was totally thrilled with how it turned out.


Supplies:
Stamps: Hand Lettered Hello (Wplus9), Great Expectations (Verve)
Ink: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door, and Fired Brick (Ranger Distress), Black Onyx (Versafine)
Paper: White, Black
Accessories, etc.: Star die (PTI), Star Punch (Stampin' Up!), Blending Tool (Ranger)

If anyone is interested in seeing a video of any of my cards or creative process, please let me know!

    


314!

Good morning!

Here is this week's sketch!


Here is my take on it:


I just got several more distress inks and I wanted to play with making a watercolour background. To make the side panel, I misted my cotton paper with water, then inked and stamped the stamps. I wanted a slightly softer look, so I misted the whole thing one more time, about 2 feet away from the paper. The panel is 1 inch wide.

The focal point leaves were stamped on Vintage Cream cardstock and fussy cut out.

Supplies:
Stamps: Leave it be, Through the trees (PTI)
Ink: Pine Needles, Crushed Olives, Forest Moss ( Distress Inks), Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Pinefeather (PTI)
Paper: Cotton Natural White, Simply Chartreuse, Vintage Cream
Accessories, etc. Corner Rounder punch

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313

Hello,
Here is this week's sketch!


Here's my card:


In order to make the happy die cuts dimensional, I layered two layers of thick black cardstock then the coloured cardstock on top.
Supplies:
Stamps: Keep it Simple: Happy Birthday
Paper: White, Black, Royal Velvet, Raspberry Fizz, Taken with Teal
Accessories, etc.: Wet Paint Dies #1

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FTL312 Merry

Hey Everyone!! Hope you are all having a wonderful Monday!! Heres my card for this weeks sketch!!






When I originally saw this weeks sketch I dreamt of snow flakes…but I just got the matching dies for these poinsettias this week and figured I could use those for something a little different!! For the leaves behind the poinsettias I just used the larger image from the set. Just to add a little something more to the card!!

Hope you enjoy!!
Chera~
    

312

Hello!

Here's this week's sketch.


Here's my card:



I used a 1 inch circle punch and some sparkly festive paper for the circle element. I added a greeting from Tree Trimming Trio (PTI) with Fresh Snow ink on some black cardstock. Super quick card to make!


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