Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Monday, September 28, 2015

Freshly Caught Up on Some Sketches

Hello Stamping Friends!

As you may recall, I set a stamping goal for this year:  complete all of the 2015 sketch challenges from SCS and Freshly Made Sketches.  Once again, I have fallen behind, due to projects for work, but this weekend I puled out some DSP, and cranked out 12 cards!  That means for this moment, I am caught up with Freshly Made Sketches!  I have several speaking engagements in October, so I may fall behind  again!  LOL

Not too many details to share.  I am starting with the current sketch (deadline today!) and then posting in the order of the cards as I made them.  All of the cards feature SU's "Pocketful of Posies" dsp,which has a lot of large patterns, and some kinda weird ones!  No wonder it has been sitting mostly untouched for years.  Trying to get the patterns to work within these sketches was tricky, but fun. Here we go...

I struggled with this card, because the floral pattern I wanted to use is so large, but I really like how it turned out. All of the dsp is from the same sheet; the poppy parade is the backside.  The card base is early espresso. I added some poppy parade ribbon, and the sentiment from SU's "Happiest Birthday Wishes" is also in poppy parade.  My banner is outlined with the poppy marker to add color without another layer.  I really need the new SU banner punch, so my banners are not lop-sided!

Now, I am going to rush through these. Card bases are either crumb cake, poppy parade, or early espresso.  A few sketches were flipped, and a few have an added small layer for a sentiment.

The sentiment here is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, and I added some lucky limeade bakers twine.

My first attempt at this sentiment was directly on the card base, and crooked!  So, I put it on another piece of crumb cake, and embossed with the fancy fan embossing folder (it matches the dsp).  I had this bid from "Elements of Style" stamped for months, so I finally decided to use it!  Navy candy dots finish it off.

This card has the sentiment stamped on non-SU vellum.  I used scalloped circles, and fabulous poppy parade ribbon to finish it off.   

More layers here, and a cozy corduroy button with some twine on this card.  This sentiment is from SU's "Well Scripted."

I held off on this sketch for months, because of the long skinny shape.  But this huge bird pattern from the SAME dsp pack was perfect!  I used some bakers twine and my scallop trim punch for simple details.  The birthday sentiment was still on my here it is again!   This card fits in a business envelope.

I wanted to use more of this paper with the daffodil delight and pear pizzazz on the side, so it mimics the sketch.  My sentiments are from "Happiest Birthday Wishes" and "Best Yet."  Espresso bakers twine and a poppy parade glimmer brad are the final details.

Another card with this fun stylized flower, plus some non-SU enamel dots (I can't remember the brand.)  I also scattered my Teeny Tiny Wishes thank you in pear pizzazz and poppy parade directly on the dsp.

This sketch is flipped, plus a scallop oval added for the sentiment, which is stamped in rich razzleberry.  Again, I used two sides of the same sheet of dsp.  I added pear pizzazz twill ribbon and candy dots.

For sketch #200 (can't believe I missed the big celebration!) I took some liberties.  This sheet of dsp has a border built in; I cut along the scallops to highlight them more.  I stamped my sentiment on cru mb cake, added it to the top, with a simple strip of razzleberry grosgrain ribbon.

This card was tricky, because I wanted to make another card with a poppy parade card base, and this sheet has just bits of poppy in these tear drop shapes.  Finally, I got it done, also adding a bit of daffodil with the candy dots.

Here's the last one!  I pulled out more of this sheet that features pear pizzazz with leaves, plus rich razzleberry on the back.  My razzleberry strip is above the sentiment (also from Happiest Birthday Wishes) because of how I stamped it.  I finished it off with candy dots and bakers twine.

Phew!  This post took a LONG time! Thanks for hanging in there with me.  My next big stamping project is to get ready for Hope You Can Cling To, over at SCS.  I am hosting one challenge mid-month, and will have samples for a few of the others.  Stay tuned!!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Such wonderful papers and colors you have chosen to catch up on your sketches, Kim! What a great array of beautiful cards! Perfect for upcoming fall birthdays!

  2. You've been busy! What a pretty mix of pattern and color on your cards! Glad you shared one at FMS!

  3. Wow! That's a lot of cards! What a great mix! Love the different papers you've used! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. I am in awe of all of your creativity! 12 cards is awesome! Wonderful use of DP and love all your ribbons and dies you used to finish up the cards. Good to hear you will be busy with speaking engagements as well : )

  5. Wow, Kim! I'll say you caught up! I just love your interpretation of the sketches...some real creativity.

  6. My goodness Kim! You're a powerhouse and a talented one at that! I love seeing your interpretations of all the sketches. My favorite one is the one with the papers you chose for sketch #197! Loove those colors and patterns together!