Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #472

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is inspired by Carol.  It's a lovely sketch with so much possibility.

My card features stamps from WPlus9 and the Wreath template from GinaK.   The ink colors are Kelly Purkey colors - these are so pretty.  I do wish they had names. 

I just discovered a company that I'm not sure I'd ever heard of them.  I'm still not sure if they have exclusive stamps and dies and sell other companies, too, or what.  But they had the best prices I've ever seen on layer dies.  I've been wanting some wonky stitches dies and I've only seen them by MFT and they're like $30.  But this company, Kat Scrappiness, has them for $12.99!  I bought two sets (rectangles and ovals) for less than one set at MFT.

Anyway - enough of the commercial.  I'm not an affiliate of Kat Scrappiness and I'm not on the design team.  I was just impressed.

I made the wreath with some flowers and foliage images in the set.  Then I finished it off with 3 different colors of Nuvo Drops.  Before adding the drops, I did fussy cut the wreath out.  Then I cut two strips of Jelly Bean green card stock and one strip of gold foil card stock from a banner die by MFT stamps.  I embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.  I need detail gold powder, this came out a little too grainy.

I cut the base panel from Natural White card stock (Neenah) using the largest wonky stitched die.  One thing I messed up on, I ran it through my Gemini electric die cutter but I really needed to remove a shim because there was too much pressure that it made the cut warp a bit.  But overall - I love this card.  I think it turned out lovely.

I hope you like this card and I hope it inspires you to join our challenge.  We'll see you over at the blog.

4 Encouraging Thoughts:

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I love that you took the time to cut out your wreath, it makes it more special. I have seen that name of the company, but didn’t know they sold cheaper dies. Thanks for sharing!

Jenée said...

Lovely card. The wreath is beautiful, and I so like the way you've used the banner under the wreath to make your "sticking out" elements. The gold embossed words really standout elegantly. Great card!

Debbie said...

This is just beautiful!! I love the wreath you created!!
Thanks for sharing the info on this company... I'm always looking for inexpensive dies! :)

Carol L said...

That's a very pretty wreath and I love the gold embossed sentiment behind it, with the big splash of gold in the word "perfect." Great card with lots of warm autumn colors!

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