It was a gorgeous day here yesterday! So nice in fact that I took a ride over to Scrap-A-Latte in the convertible! The day began nicely too! I asked Taylor to make sure that I was up by 9:00 and she did just that. There was even a cup of coffee on my nightstand! What a lucky dad I am! I got a few things done that I wanted to get finished but I was no where near as productive as I wanted to be. Today I’m off to Manhattan for a day at The Ink Pad! It’s Small Business Saturday so don’t forget to go out and support your local small businesses! Also today in my store all stamps are 20% off if you use coupon code BLKFRI20 when you check out! And at the end of the post I have listed a few of my favorite craft products! Most are inexpensive and would make great stocking stuffers! They are things that I use almost every day and can’t live without! I hope that you find them as useful as I do!
Before we get to my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches I want to thank Karren for choosing me as her Prince for last week’s sketch! You can see the winner’s post HERE and my original post HERE! Now, here is this week’s sketch…
I stayed really true to the sketch! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My flagged strip is a piece of Red Felt that I adhered to some Solar White 80lb with Tombo Extreme Adhesive to make it a little more sturdy. The Merry and snowflake are both cut out from Solar White 80lb four times using the Simon Says Stamp Deco Trees and Nadine Snowflake Dies. I adhered them to each other with Elmers Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. The snowflake is then adhered to the card with Kool Tak Clear Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium and the merry with just Multi-Matte Medium. Three Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins complete the card. I love the dimension from the layered die cuts and the super simple look of this card! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to check out my favorite crafty things after the card! Have a super Saturday! 🙂
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah)
Other: Red Felt (Michaels)
Dies: Nadine Snowflake and Deco Trees (Simon Says Stamp)
Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Adhesives: Extreme (Tombo), Clear Foam Tape (Kool Tak), Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive (Elmers) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)
Tools: Big Shot
And here are my favorite craft products:
Ranger Multi-Matte Medium
I use this glue all the time! It’s great for adhering sequins because it dries clear and matte!
Quilled Creations Precision Tip Applicator Bottle
I love this! And the best part is that the top fits right on to the Multi-Matte Medium bottle!
Fiskars Compact Stamp Press
This is my go-to tool when I need to get things lined up perfectly, especially sentiments!
MISTI Stampin Tool
My favorite tool to use with layering stamps and when I want to make sure that an image is crisp and stamp it more than once!
Milwaukee Heat Gun
The best heat tool out there!
My most used ink! I heat emboss all the time!
EK Success Powder Tool
The best way to make sure that there is no embossing powder where you don’t want it!
There are so many other things that I love to use but these are some things that I think everyone should have in their crafting arsenal! LOL!