Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #500

Hello!  Thank you for celebrating with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This is our 500th sketch challenge and it is quite a milestone!  We're so excited about this accomplishment that we decided to have a blog hop.  Be sure to start (and end) with Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.

I'm Melissa and I've been on the Tuesday Morning Sketches team for almost 10 years.  I started the team with my sisters being my design team - it actually started before that with friends Joni and Gabby on our personal blogs.  I love this challenge blog, it's been my pleasure to bring you sketches to spark your creativity.  Our sketch this week is a little challenging at first glance, but really it's super easy and open to so much possibility with stamps, dies and borders.  Here's my card and it features stamps from April 2019 Simon Says Stamps kit and dies from Crafter's Companion.  My card is really simple but I love this color combo and if you know me, I'm all about making cards that mail with a single stamp.

The prize I am offering is....

Spellbinders 2019 Small Die kit of the month

Be sure to comment here and link up your creation on the TMS blog to be considered for prizes.  Yes!  You can win here on my blog and the TMS blog.

The next stop on the blog hop is...  Patti.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #499

Hello! And thank you for stopping by.  Our sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a great one for layers, windows, frames or even a filmstrip for a scrapbook page.

My card features the card stock and stickers that was part of the April Simon Says Stamp monthly kit.  I love this paper - I don't know what color it is - but it's gorgeous.

I cut a strip of 2 1/8 x 5 1/2 inch white card stock and then cut squares out of it.  It's not perfect but I'm not perfect so it's okay.  I then cut smaller squares to be be the back drop for the stickers.  I used squares layering dies by Tonic Studios.  The 3 elements are stickers from the kit.  And then I embossed some lines using my Scor-Buddy.  This is such a super easy notecard.  So easy, that I made another in minutes while chatting with my sister.

Same concept - I just covered up two of the windows with one sticker.

I hope these cards provide some inspiration and we'll see you over at the TMS blog.  We have a guest designer this week, too.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #498

Hello friends!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's another great one by Debbie.  Lots of design elements with so many possibilities.

My card features stamps from the latest stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.  Inks from Tonic Studios - Nuvo Inks.  I colored in the sentiment using 2 shades of yellow Copic markers.

I absolutely love the texture from the dots and the embossing folder.

We'll see you over at the TMS blog!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #497

Hey everyone!  Thank you for stopping by blog - I appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a great one!  So much open space for your creativity.

My card features the Amazing stamp set from March 2019 Simon Says Stamp kit.  I love the art work - it's so retro.  The butterfly stamp/die is from Pink and Main and the sentiment label is from Spellbinders.  The sentiment, in full says, "Have I told you lately that you're amazing?" - well all that wouldn't fit so I blocked it all out and just inked up "amazing."

The technique is called Joseph's Coat - it's been around for a long time.  I know I did something like this when I first joined Stampin' Up! 21 years ago.  I used Distress Oxide inks on Bristol Smooth card stock.  I blended on 3 colors that I honestly can't remember what they were - Peacock Feathers was one of them.  I then stamped the images and clear embossed them.  Then I covered the whole panel with Chipped Sapphire.  Once it was fairly dry I buffed the ink off of the images to brighten them up.

I got this new embossing folder at Joann's - 50% off so I used it on the pink panel.  I love how this turned out!

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog and be sure to leave some love for the team.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #496

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I must confess, I honestly put this sketch together drawing inspiration from dies by Spellbinders.  But you know what?  You don't need these dies to make a beautiful card.  Just check out what the design team did with this sketch.

My cards, however, feature the dies.  Here's the card the right way - this will make more sense in a minute.

This card also features paper received in a Simon Says Stamp kit and stamps from Gina K Original Wreath builder set and the mini wreath builder set.   The base card is Sweet Cheeks from Raisin Boat (no longer available). 

Now, this next card is how Spellbinders intended the die - but I made this to follow sketch but I didn't emboss the panels correctly so it has to be the "backwards" version of the sketch.  I used an old Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Then when you open the card - you reveal the sentiment.  This is from a more recent die set - January Large Die set.  ~Maybe it was December.  Whatever!  So the die is a large word die and I had to cut it to fit on the circle but I think it turned out great!

I hope you enjoy my cards and it inspires you to create something beautiful.  Like I said, you don't need these dies to create a card using this week's sketch but if you have it, use it.  If you'd like to make this card and don't have the dies there are some great tutorials on You Tube, like this one from my old pal Lindsay Weirich.

See you over at the TMS blog.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #495

Hi!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a really fun one.  I think you'll enjoy it.

My card features washi tape from my stash and various dies from Spellbinders.  I forgot the sentiment part of the card - but honestly, I think it's okay.

I cut the dark blue base at 4 x 5 1/4.  I then cut strips of light white card stock at 7/8" x 5" and covered the strips with washi tape.  I die cut the flowers and leaves from different colors of card stock and then colored a little bit of detail on with my Copics.  It was a little difficult to glue stuff onto washi tape - it was slick.  So when I was done I put some weight onto the card until the glue dried.  I added a touch more detail with some Nuvo drops.

Please join us over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #494

Hello and thank you so much for stopping by!  The newest sketch is up on Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and this one is a fun sketch by Debbie.  So much possibility.

My card features some dies from the March large die kit from Spellbinders.  Love these butterflies!

It also features some leftover paper from a previous Simon Says Stamp monthly kit.  The sentiment is from Spellbinders - the very first small die of the month kit I ever got.   I did forget the 3 elements on the right side of the sketch but with all the polka dots from the paper, it was probably a good thing I forgot them.

This was a really easy card to put together and not a single stamp anywhere.  I like being able to use my dies.  I'm afraid they'd go forgotten, if I didn't push myself to use them as often as I could.

Well, please join us over at the TMS blog - leave some love for the team.  Have a great week!