Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Some More Fall Sketches

Hello, and Happy Tuesday

It is getting a bit late, but I wanted to post the other cards I made Sunday.  Like yesterday's post, these cards feature SU' s "Autumn Meadows" dsp, "Happiest Birthday Wishes," and the retired colors taken with teal and really rust.  Even the sentiments are all stamped on pieces of there was a lot of neutral space on some of the sheets.

Three cards use sketches from Splitcoastatmpers, the last one uses no challenges (gasp!)

 Like my goal to complete 2015 challenges on Freshly Made Sketches, I am trying to do the same with SCS.  I am way behind, but I've got 3 here.  For this one, I used several punches and candy dots for the various circles.  The strip of ribbon isn't technically a part of the sketch, but you get the idea!

I always like diagonal lines, so this sketch was fun.  The badge is a bit blurry, but I think I got it right.  You might think the center is just plain vanilla paper, but there are tiny bits of color that show up in real life.  When I added the candy dots, I could tell they weren't going on straight, so I arched them a bit.  More mustard grosgrain ribbon shows up again.

The center panel of this sketch uses dsp that was almost blank, so I could place things almost anywhere.  The leaves are more from my die cut stash.  Instead of candy dots, this card has brads...I have to use them sometime!

Finally, this card features a pretty piece of paper that hardly needed a thing.  I just added a sentiment on a scallop circle, and some more grosgrain ribbon.  Easy peasy!

That's it for today.  I am going to grab a book, and call it a night!  Thanks for stopping by!

Inky {{{HUGS}}

Monday, November 16, 2015

Freshly Made Birthdays

Hello stamping friends!  I am back!  It has been a crazy season for me.  I had not stamped much lately...but did make cards yesterday.  Actually blogging again feels good!  (Except Blogger is being a pain...I keep moving my blog badges, and they won't budge when I try to save them...good thing I don't rely on this to make a living!  LOL)

I have another batch of cards inspired by the most recent challenges at Freshly Made Sketches.  I am VERY close to finishing out the year with all of their 2015 sketches!

I have several family members with November birthdays, and I wanted to use up some long-retired designer paper.  Sketch challenges are great for giving me an opportunity to #UseMyStash.  These cards all have a base that is either really rust or taken with teal, coordinating with the dsp "Autumn Meadows."  Here goes:

First, this week's sketch...barely on time!  I had several leaves in my die cut stash; this one is in cajun craze.  The sentiment is from "Happiest Birthday Wishes," and I outlined the strip with my really rust marker.  Candy dots finish it off.  

Now, I'll work backwards.  FMS211 here...I really like the cluster of elements off to the side.    Same sentiment, more leaves from my die cuts, and even a circle in chocolate chip from the same bag!  My leaves were already dry embossed; one with woodgrain, the other with polka dots.  Once again, I used candy dots as the finishing touch.

Here is a card (FMS210) that uses three leaves from my die cut drawer.  The one n the middle was cut from glossy card stock, on which I used the smash technique with ink refills.  They were too dark for my original glad I saved them!  I stamped the sentiment from "Happiest Birthday Wishes" onto the dsp, adhered the solid leaves (cajun craze and more mustard), then ran it all through the Big Shot with the woodgrain folder.  I popped up the glossy leaf, and added two copper brads.

Finally, this card for FMS209 gets me all caught up.  I used a cluster of die cuts in the center, and you'll recognize the same sentiment.  I try to keep it simple when I am making lots of cards in one sitting.

That's it for now.  Thanks for stopping by!    I'll post the other cards I made last night later on.  I still have the same dsp sitting out, and more card bases.  Here's hoping I use it all up!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}