Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Monday, December 14, 2015

Wednesday Sketches on Monday Again

Hello Stampers!

I am busy catching up on cards for this year's goal:  complete all sketches from Splitcoaststampers and Freshly Made Sketches.  Today, I have two FMS challenges, which means I am caught up with just 3 more Wednesdays left in the year.  It's going to take a lot more for me to be caught up with the SCS sketches!  Hopefully more VSN cards will help with that.

First is this week's Freshly Made Sketch, combined with a Colour Me challenge from last month.  Not that I *need* to do all of the CMCC, but it's fun to try!

My card base is smoky slate.  I added a layer of "All is Calm" Christmas dsp.  I stamped the "Happiest Birthday Wishes" sentiment in Stazon jet black, but I see that my pewter embossing powder stuck to it when I embossed my Serene Snowflakes.  I actually like the effect!  The basic black is detailed with my scallop trim punch, then popped that layer up.  I added enamel dots from The Paper Studio.  Very quick and simple!

Now I have FMS#213, along with this recent Colour Me palette.  I started with an old olive base.  The very vanilla is embossed with the plenty-of-petals folder.  The horizontal strips are from a long-retired Simply Scrapin kit; I had to add some additional adhesive since their kinda old!  The colors work well for a traditional Christmas card...and I am WAY behind!  I think this card will be easy to duplicate (I generally make 12 of each design.)  The sentiment is from "Word Play."  I added some retired Christmas DSP for matting (can't remember the name) and candy dots for the last detail.

The challenge badges are not showing up where I place them.  Perhaps Blogger is telling me to stop combining so many challenges!!  Ha!  Never!

Have a great day!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Such pretty cards! I love the clean design of both of them. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. Gorgeous cards, love how elegant silver one is and the lovely embossing on the green red card.

  3. Oh so pretty! I really like them both...then again I like ALL your cards!

    Kim CCMC

  4. Both cards are so delightful. The All is Calm line was one of my favorites!

  5. Wonderful cards- I really admire your sketch challenges- and how loyal you are to them!

  6. These are so beautiful! I love the shimmer and snowflakes on the first card and the wonderful traditional colors on the second! Good luck on your goal for this year!