I'm back! A while back, I had a post with lots of cards...maybe 8. I wanted to catch up on sketches from the Freshly Made Sketches blog. Well today I am trying to catch up with sketch challenges from Splitcoaststampers. I am so far behind on my goal to do all of them in 2015.
I recently had a big birthday party for turning the Big 5-0, and I needed lots of thank you cards. Since I used bright summer colors for the party instead of black, I decided to make bright cards. So I pulled out my barely-used pack of SU's "Beyond the Garden" dsp, along with card stock and ink in pacific point, wild wasabi, daffodil delight, melon mambo, and pumpkin pie. I also used the SU sets "Thank You Kindly" and "Carte Postale" plus various embellishments and punches. I am out of dimensionals, but these needed to be mail-able any way. I actually made 2 cards in each design, and I still have more cards to make. Without further ado...
My first card is actually the current week's challenge. In addition to the materials I already listed, I used "Fabulous Florets" for the small flower, which is cut out. The set coordinates so well with the dsp...why didn't I pull it out sooner? I still have cards to make, some with large panels, so I will likely use it again.
I discovered how badly I need to sharpen my scissors as I tried to cut this curvy line. Good grief. But I will say this sketch is great for showing off dsp with large patterns. It's also fun to scrunch up some seam binding for a bit of contrast.
I turned this next sketch sideways. It's a simple sketch, and I may use it if I run out of steam tomorrow! I *need* to get these cards done and mailed! LOL
I have stared at this sketch for months...even had plans for it. But I kept setting it aside. With my goal to complete the 2015 SCS sketches, I knew I had to get back to it. I had fun coloring the sentiment with two markers to add to the split screen design!
The next sketch was another one I thought could feature a large pattern. With the vertical top panel, I was a bit stumped, so I actually used a marker to stamp one word at a time with this otherwise horizontal sentiment.
I did the same thing with my sentiment here. The blue gem is the only non-SU item in this entire post...it is from Darice, and I received it with a birthday card from a fellow stamper. Yay!
Finally, this sketch with tilted layers. I love tilted layers!
Thanks for stopping by...it's good to be back!