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Happy Friday! Time for a sketch! Here it is:

Here's my card. I went with a gold holiday themed card. I started by using some older holiday paper. I used the colours in that to figure out the rest of my colour scheme. Once I had the circles adhered to my card base, I really wanted the greeting to pop out. I tried die-cutting a few things, but couldn't decide on a colour. So finally, I decided to add a vellum overlay and emboss a gold sentiment on that. I have to say, I'm glad I did! I added a few sequins to mirror the circle elements and that was that!

Stamps: Big and Bold Holiday Wishes
Paper: White, Retired Stampin' Up! DSP, Vellum
Accessories, etc.: Sequins, Gold EP

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Happy Friday!

Here's this week's sketch:

Here's my card:

I decided to keep with the tree theme, although I turned my card into more of a scene. I started with tracing the landscape dies on the soft sky paper. Next I stamped and embossed all 5 trees on the Soft Sky layer, so I would know where I wanted the popped up ones. Then, I added my snowy hills back onto the card. I stamped and embossed two more trees and punched those out. Those were added into the scene and the last touch was the greeting.

Stamps: Festival of Trees, Holiday: Inside & Out,
Ink: Silver
Paper: Brushed Silver, White, Soft Sky, Not Quite Navy
Accessories, etc.: In the Meadow dies, Tree Punch, Silver embossing powder, Rhinestone

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thanks a bunch FTL307

In the midst of my chaotic life, (currently trying to sell my house so the craft room along with everything else has to be in tip top shape!)  I found a moment to do this weeks sketch!!!

It came together pretty quick with this weeks awesome sketch!!! Hope you all play along too!!!
Have a great day!


Good morning!

Sorry for the delay! I made the sketch a bit late, and then I only had time to make my card late last night.

Here's the sketch:

Here's my card:

I stamped the leaves on a 3-1/4x5-1/2 panel. Next I added the sentiment and then I punched out little orange flowers and added those in. I find that even though these flowers are small, they are a little too plain, so I jazzed them up with small black rhinestones. I thought I'd bring in a little more black and added a slim panel between the green and the white papers.

Stamps: Turning A New Leaf, Keep It Simple: Birthday
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Black
Paper: Simply Chartreuse, Black, White, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories, etc.: Black Rhinestones, Three Flower Punch

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Happy Friday!

Here is this week's sketch:

Here is my take on it!

I was having fun with these circle scribbles and making my own stamped background paper. Getting the look was quite simple- I stamped the circle scribbles with distress ink (Peacock Feathers) on cardstock. Then I spritzed the paper several times. I let that sit a bit and really get worked into the stamped images. Then I dabbed off the excess water, dried the paper using a heat gun and repeated the whole process. I adhered that layer to a layer of Smokey Shadow. Next I added a small scalloped border using aqua mist. The final few steps were placing everything on a teal card front and adding a die-cut Happy Birthday sentiment over my background.

I encourage you to have fun making some background paper. Don't be afraid to make a slight mess! Get out those distress inks, paints, or reinkers and see what happens when you mix water, ink, and some stamped images!

Stamps: Circle Scribbles
Ink: Peacock Feathers
Paper: Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Smokey Shadow, White
Accessories, etc.: Small scalloped border die, happy birthday die

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