Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #481

Hi there!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  Super easy elements.  I have to say I struggled a little and not really from the sketch, but because I had an idea in mind to stamp scene with the newest Simon Says Stamp kit, but I don't have it yet.  And you know when you get an idea stuck in your head, it's hard to see past it.

So this card features papers and sentiment stamps from a previous kits.


So I went to JoAnn's on Saturday with my daughter.  I was looking for new papers to make my 2019 planner.  They had paperstacks on sale at 70% off!  I found one that I liked and paid $4.49 for it!  Well she found this card stock that is their store brand, Park Lane, that is marbled looking.  This pack of card stock was on sale for 50% off so I think I paid $2.99 for it - something like that.  It's actually very nice card stock.  It's a great weight for bases.  It feels heavier than 80 lb card stock but not quite as heavy as 110 lb.  I thought it paired nicely with the watercolor design of this paper by Moda Scraps.  I matted it with some gray card stock that I also used for the sentiment strip.  The sentiment is heat embossed using some SSS navy blue embossing powder.

I also got to playing around a little more while my daughter was out with her dad and my son was at work and I came up with this card...


Flipped and a little more creative license with the sketch I made this modern type Christmas card.  I used the Retro Petals Turnabout stamp by Concord and 9th.  I used two ink colors from MFT and then heat embossed with gold and platinum embossing powders.  The Merry Christmas sentiment and the stitched rectangles are dies from Pink and Main.  I cut the sentiment out of gold foil paper that came in a previous SSS stamp kit.  Slapped on a strip of washi.  This card was easy to put together, in fact I made two!

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog.  The design team created some beautiful cards to share!

8 Encouraging Thoughts:

Andrea W said...

Both cards are fantastic! I really like the marbled paper and it's always fun to find a great deal.

The VineArt Cafe said...

Love the marbled paper with the gray matting and the water colored Moda paper...a relaxing gentle look, suits the sentiment!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

OH I love this - I thought the floral image was stamped before I read you narrative. It is really pretty! and a great deal too. I also love the embossed sentiment.

Patti said...

Wow both of these are great - perfect use of Washi tape, a bonk on the head why didn't I think of that moment for me again! Love both cards Melissa :)

Debbie said...

I was so impressed with your painting... then I saw it was the paper. ;)
Love both of these cards!!

Carol L said...

What a great duo of cards taken from the sketch! Love the delicate look of those flowers on the first with the tiny enamel hearts and love the vivid colors on the 2nd! Well done!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards and gorgeous colours on the first.x

Lori said...

Both of your cards are great but that first one with the watercolor design is just beautiful! It's always fun to use the same sketch for 2 different cards and see them turn out totally different!

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