Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #552

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning  Sketches and it's another fun one.  I know, I say that every week - but I think we're just a fun group!

I have two cards to share with you.  This first card is a classic!  I think I first made this card about 12-15 years ago!  This is called a triangle pocket card.  It features stamps (flowers) from Altenew and sentiment from Concord and 9th.  The paper is from a value stack I picked up at JoAnns about two years ago.  The die is from Spellbinders.


So the card base creates a pocket.  It holds your message on the inside.


Isn't this pretty?  It's been a long time since I've just stamped.  This was so much fun to make!

My next card - I really don't like making sympathy cards, but when I have to I want to make sure they are really pretty.  I am so pleased with how this card turned out.

I flipped the sketch to portrait and brought the elements "up."  I love this look of this tri-fold card.  I used Bristol Smooth paper so that I could watercolor a bit.  The stamps are from Gina K called Stippled Roses or something like that.  I love this set but I haven't used it very much because I'm not very good at stamping it.  I don't know how to line it up, so I pretty much just hoped for the best.  This turned out so pretty.  It's still not lined up right, but when I smeared the ink with some water, it longer mattered.  I embossed the front panel with an old embossing folder and finished of a space that I missed in the folder with some Nuvo drops.


Open the first fold and this reveals a solid panel.  Which for this card isn't super necessary but if you were doing a scene of say fish or more flowers this could be really cool. 


And then finally the base panel with a place to write a message.


I hope to see you over at the TMS blog.  We have new DT members and I'm excited for you to meet them.  Be sure to leave all the team members some love!

7 Encouraging Thoughts:

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Melissa, both of your cards are gorgeous! I was impressed with the first one and then I scrolled down to the second one, which I absolutely love! Beautiful work on both cards! Love your bird/butterfly paper on the first one!

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are wonderful Melissa, I love how they are both unique and pretty.

Tammy L said...

Both your cards are fabulous. Beautiful designs and I love the fancy fold and the texture. Really well done.

Debbie said...

These are both beautiful, but I really love the fold of your sympathy card! It is gorgeous!

Andrea W said...

Two fun creations! I love the tri-fold card and how you designed the image to show through. 🌸

Debi said...

Lovely cards. The butterfly/bird Paper is really fun and the stamping you did works real nicely. The second card is a wonderful design for this sketch. Good thinkin'

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