Thursday, July 3, 2014

Freshly Made Sketch #143

Happy Thursday everyone!! It is hot and muggy here. It was just the kind of day to stay in air conditioning to create something fun.

Today I am playing along with the Freshly Made Sketch Blog. I am kind of obsessed with sketch blogs as of late. I can use the products I want and I have a frame to work in. Here is the sketch I worked from:
I chose to make a Halloween card. I am not sure why. Perhaps because I like the fall weather best. I LOVE summer vacation but detest like hot, humid weather. I love the brisk feeling of fall, where a light jacket is needed.

The adorable kitten image is from Simon Says Stamp. It is one of those stamp sets that I bought because I saw an adorable card made from it but then I never used it. I do that all the time. I am actually trying to use what I already have this summer. So far I have been good but there is some fabulous new product that I really want.

First I die cut the white circle and then I stamped the image with black ink. I then used Copic markers to color him in. Then I went searching for just the right papers to layer him on.

I think my favorite part of this whole project was to dig through my pattern paper scraps to find just the right papers. I layered them over each other like the sketch, with the black banner being adhered with foam tape to give it a little dimension.

The enamel dots and Stickles on the cat and pumpkin were the finishing touches on the outside of the card.

While the Stickles dried, I created the inside. I often create an insert when I use black card base.

I die cut a white piece of card stock and then stamped the little kitty in black at the bottom. I wanted to leave room just in case I wanted to write a message.

I really enjoyed making this card and love the way it came out.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a Happy July 4th!!

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