Sunday, March 26, 2017

FMS 280 Simple Card

Such a fun sketch this week over at Freshly Made Sketches  It's simplicity makes it so that the images have to take center stage.  For my card my first thought was that I wanted to use my sand dollar die from Gina Marie Designs.    I cut it out with watercolor paper and sponged on SU's Baked Brown Sugar.  Then I was stuck.  A few days later it came to me,  the retired SU set, Beautiful Beach, the shells are the right size to go with the sand dollar.  I heat embossed the shell onto the front of the card with white EP then used SU Blushing Bride and Baked Brown Sugar to watercolor the shell.  After that I decided I wanted to fussy cut the shell and then make a background for them.  I used Salty Ocean distress ink mixed with Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Put the card base into the mixture and played around until I got something I was satisfied with.  Then on the bottom I sponged a bit of Baked Brown Sugar to mimic the beach.  I used dimensionals to pop up the sand dollar and then added the sentiment from the same set, Beautiful Beach by stamping it in Versafine black ink and heat embossing with clear EP.  

Inkingly yours,

Saturday, March 11, 2017

FMS278 Birthday card for a special friend.

The sketch for the Freshly Made Sketches this week is a fun one.  I went ahead and made I couple but chose this one for the challenge.  I just got a new set from a company I'd never heard of before, Dadacrafts.  I have always loved Hibiscus plants and now that I'm living in South Florida, I get to enjoy them all the time.  When I saw this set with the flowers I knew it had to be mine, I got it from Amazon and it was under $10.00 for a 12 piece set which include some lovely sentiments as well.

The hibiscus was first embossed with white EP then water colored with Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, and Mowed Lawn all Distress inks.  I wasn't happy with the leaves so I added a little Mossy Meadow from Stampin' Up.  The sentiment from the same set was heat embossed with black EP.  A I layered it on a retired piece of DSP from Stampin' Up, It was all layered on Daffodil Delight. I still thought it needed something so I pulled out a few gold sequins and that was it.  The hibiscus was fussy cut and popped up on dimensionals.

Happy Stampin'