Sunday, September 21, 2014

Freshly Made Sketch #154

I am back!!! This is my second post of the day so I will make it quick.

I started this card last night. My inspiration was Freshly Made Sketch blog's #154.

This looks like a very simple card but as it always goes with me, I played with it a long time. I am not happy with the two butterflies. I wanted three but the space would not hold that number and have the added sentiment.

I started the card wanting to use a cover plate from PTI but after die cutting it, I knew it would not work. I found this pretty piece of patterned paper by American Crafts in the "Dear Lizzy Neapolitan" 6" by 6" paper pad and knew I had to use it. I then die cut the rectangle and one butterfly out of two other pieces of patterned paper from that same pad.

I love the Memory Box butterfly. It is so delicate!!! I die cut the middle of the butterflies out of black and used black Stickles over it. I so wish I could of fit one more. Just the two bugs me!!

Here is the fun sketch that was the inspiration for this card:

I will be saving this for later because I know a few more cards I want to create with it.

I am also going to enter this card into Darnell's NBUS challenge at djkarddreations.

I had never used the butterfly die cut nor this patterned paper pad before today. Thank you for the challenge Darnell!!

I appreciate you stopping by tonight. Have a fabulous night!!

Paper-American Crafts, Bazzill
Dies-My Favorite Things, Memory box
Other-Enamel Dots (My Minds Eye and Doodlebug Design), black Stickles, Adhesive Foam

Lawn Fawn "Get Well Soon" Card #3

I'm back today with my third and final card in my Lawn Fawn "Get Well Soon" card series. This set is tiny but the ways you can use the set is not. I had a lot of fun playing with it and will be using it in the future to make some more fun cards.

For the last card, I decided that I wanted to use the stamps to make my own patterned paper. I chose to randomly stamp the band aids and the little cross in red in a strip to the left of my card. Next, I used a white card stock scrap and stamped the "get well" sentiment in gray on lower third of left. I then adhered scrap to the card front.

I die cut a red circle out of card stock and adhered it using foam adhesive to the front. I then adhered the pill bottle and the bird that had been colored with Copic markers over it.

My next step was to adhere three enamel dots in yellow around the circle. I thought that the card needed a bit more so I used glossy accents on the cross and heart.

The whole card came together quite quick. I am surprised by this since it was the last one I designed.

So that is it for this set. I have a ton more stamps/dies sitting on my desk that have never been touched. I am hoping to make some new things with them later today now that my desk is relatively clean. I also have a ton of "extras" that I stamped and haven't used but I am not ready for a "what is on my desk" challenge yet. Maybe next week.

I thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!!

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