Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #531

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I do appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a really easy one.

My card features dies from Spellbinders and Concord and 9th.  The paper is from Hobby Lobby and sepia colored vellum is from my stash - my sister sent it to me a long time ago.

Even though the sketch is easy, I struggled with what to do.  Everything avenue I traveled for this card was just a failure.  I knew when I drew this sketch that I wanted it for Thanksgiving and I knew I wanted leaves.  But when it came down to it, it just didn't work out for me.  You're really not seeing the beautiful swirl die behind the strip of pumpkins.  But I wasn't going to scrap yet another card.  I pressed on with this one.  I cut the vellum using a sentiment plate from Concord and 9th - I did shorten it, it's original size would cover the entire panel and I didn't want that.  I added copper washi tape to the sides of the strip so to tie that in I cut the letters from copper paper that I found in my stash.  I typed the word "giving" on a word doc and then changed the font to something cute and then printed it out.  I put the piece of vellum over the word and then traced it.  Looks good, right?  I think it does.

I so hope you'll join us this week.  Maybe when everyone is on the couch in their food coma you can steal away to craft a bit.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #530

Hello - thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it is brought to us by Andrea.  This is such a great sketch that will surely go into your arsenal of go-to sketches.

My card features stamp and die hOWLidays from Pink and Main.  I colored it using various Copic colors and then embellished with Nuvo drops.  The paper I used is from Hobby Lobby, the red glitter paper is from Heidi Swapp and the white panel I embossed using Pretty Plaid embossing folder from FSJ.

Before I talk about the sentiment I have a little story.  My birthday was in August and my sister finally sent my gift to me a week ago.  She gave me her Big Shot that she hadn't used in for years.  I also sold an afghan/hat/bootie set I crocheted for enough money to buy the Spellbinders Glimmer machine.  I have been coveting a hot foil system for so long.  BTW, if it's something you're in the market for, get it at Hobby Lobby.  Mine has it reduced to $74.99!  Even on their last sale, Spellbinders had it for $99.99.  And Hobby Lobby also had all Sizzix and Spellbinders at 40% (excludes machines) this past week, so I picked up a package of 4 rolls of Holiday foil for $8 and a Glimmer plate set of Holiday sentiments for I think around $5.

Look at how shiny!  Now one thing I will say - it does not do well on embossed surfaces.  I didn't think it would but I thought I'd try.

Anyway - I do hope my card inspires you and that you'll join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #529

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  We also have another new DT member joining us this week so be sure to stop by and say hello.

My card features a cute little birthday stamp from CC Designs, confetti sprinkles Turn-About stamp from Concord and 9th, a die cut frame from Pink and Main and the brushstroke stripes and sentiment are from a stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.

I really struggled with an idea for this card.  I played around with gray and red for a Christmas card and then scrapped that idea.  I decided to color.  Something I don't do very often.  So I pulled this little guy out and had fun coloring.  Then I went from there.  This is a is very cheerful and fun birthday card that will be put away for a certain favorite little boy in my life when he turns 2.

We'll see you over at the TMS blog - I can't wait to see what you do with this sketch.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #528

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I do appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's awesome!  Debbie created this one for us and I totally enjoyed it.  I took the sketch literally.

My card features a die cut from the Silhouette Design Store.  The sentiment is a Hero Arts die cut from Navy Pier (it's dark blue not black :0) ) card stock from Raisin Boat (I miss their card stocks).  I used a strip of decorative paper from the Beach Bum 6x6 paper pad from Pink and Main, Berry Sorbet card stock from Papertrey Ink.  The embossing folder is rose folder from Joann's.  I finished it off with some Nuvo Drops.

I cut the rose and leaf from white Recollections card stock and then colored it with Festive Berries Distress Oxide ink.  I was so pleasantly surprised/pleased that this color matches perfectly with the Berry Sorbet card stock!

I hope this card inspires you to create something with our sketch this week.  We'll see you over at the TMS blog - please be sure to stop by to leave some love for the team.