Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Fresh Binge of Sketches

Hello Stamping Friends!

Today, I have several thank you cards to post.  Over the last couple of months, I have been busy prepping for a diocesan volunteer appreciation event.  It was held last week, and I finally feel like I can breathe!  So many things filled my calendar in March & April, so my stamping suffered a bit.  This weekend, I had fun creating again. Even though these cards are all related to last week's event, it felt like fun, not work.  Since I needed a lot of thank you cards, I decided to use one pack of designer series paper.  With that, I thought it would be fun to binge on some sketches...actually LOTS of sketches!  The clean and simple designs from Freshly Made Sketches provided the perfect solution!  I went to their page of past sketches, and printed off badges for #270-#285!  Since #285 is still current, I am posting that first.   A few of the sketches are off a bit, but that happens when you are trying to make lots of cards in a sitting. Hopefully, I'll finish the other cards tomorrow while hubby is at work. For simplicity, I'll post supplies here, then I'll add photos...

Paper:  SU thick & regular whisper white, SU night of navy, SU Floral Boutique dsp
Ink:  SU night of navy
Stamps:  sentiments from SU "Wetlands," "Very Versatile," "God's Blessings," "So Very Much"
Tools:  word window, decorative label, modern label, heart, scallop trim, flower punches, doily die, dimensionals
Embellies:  SU enamel dots, ribbon from Offray

It's been dark and rainy all weekend, so some of the navy details are hard to see.  All of the cards have a white base, except one.  I goofed, had to cut off the front, then mounted it to a navy base.

I love the hearts on this sketch!

The ribbon cuts off some of this huge sentiment, but with some tweaking, I'll probably make more of these.

It's tough to see the layers with the monochrome, but this is one of my favorites.

I made 2 of these, because I messed up (blurred) my sentiment...twice!  LOL

Another card where the layers are hard to distinguish, but I love this CAS sketch!

Here's the card that ended up on a navy card base.  "One of these things
is not like the other..."

Plus, another blurred sentiment meant I had to pull out my punch for an extra element.  But it's close, right?

Finally, this sketch was turned...for fun!

Whew!   I hope I didn't bore you!  Kudos if you made it all the way through!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Pretty cards and clever uses of the designer paper. Love all of them.

  2. WOW! Kim you have so many beautiful cards in this post.

  3. What a gorgeous group of cards - and eight sketches from Freshly Made!! That's amazing - I'm glad you like them! I love the elegance of your navy and white color scheme - just perfect for the occasion. Thank you for playing along with us!

  4. How impressive!! I love that you found such inspiration in our FMS sketches. Gorgeous work! So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  5. Such gorgeous monochromatic designs!! Quite elegant, Kim!

  6. I love this paper pack. The cards layouts remind me on the One Sheet Wonder cards. Love this.