Freshly Made Sketches #71

Hello peeps! What’s going on in your neck of the woods? Same old same old here on Long Island. But the week is almost over, time seems to moving along at a rapid pace. I can’t believe that we are at the end of January already! Ahh… but before you know it it will be spring! I like the fact it stays light past 5 o’clock now. More daylight always means more happy!

So today I have my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches. But before I get to that I want to thank one of the amazing Demonstrator Support Reps from Stampin’ Up! Last week I email Demo Support because I wanted to know exactly how they made one of the cards they demoed at Leadership. I thought it was strange that I had not heard back, they usually get back to you within two days. Well, I got an email from Pam today with the instructions and an apology for the delay. Thank you very much Pam! You made my evening. I’m thanking Pam in the hopes that she sees this because there is no way for us to email the same rep back so, today’s card is for Pam. 🙂

This week’s sketch is provided by the clever Linda C….

Freshly Made Sketches #71

I love that fact that it has a tag on it. I haven’t done anything with a tag in a long time. The base of my card is Sahara Sand Card Stock. It is definitely my new Crumb Cake. I love the grayish sand color! The background is made with a piece of Island Indigo embossed with the Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I created the tag using my Simply Scored Tool. I cut a piece of Sahara Sand to 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and used the Diagonal Plate to score the corners and then cut the off with my Stampin’ Trimmer. The reinforcement at the top is punched first with a regular hole punch and then with the 1/2″ Circle Punch. I used a stamp from the Beyond Plaid Stamp Set inked in Sahara Sand to give the tag some texture. The feathers (my question to DS) are made from Creped Filter Paper and the Blossom Builder Punch. I sponged them in Island Indigo and adhered a piece of Whisper White Bakers Twine on the back and used my Paper Snips to cut in at an angle along the edges. They make some really nice looking feathers! They are adhered to the tag with Multipurpose Glue. The flower is from the Madison Avenue Stamp Set and is stamped in Island Indigo on Sahara Sand and cut out with the Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies. I backed it with a piece of Island Indigo punched out with the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch and a piece of Sahara Sand punched out with the  1 3/8″ Circle Punch. An In-Color Printed Brad holds it together and the flower and the tag are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the greeting I stamped a piece of Sahara Sand with the vine from the Madison Avenue Stamp Set in Sahara Sand and then stamped the greeting form the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set in Island Indigo. A flagged end and some SNAIL and the card is complete. I hope that you enjoyed my Freshly Made Sketches card for this week’s challenge. Thank you for taking some time out of your busy day to visit, I always love having you stop by! Have a fantastic day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand and Island Indigo

Specialty Paper: Creper Filter Paper

Ink: Sahara Sand and Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Beyond Plaid and Madison Avenue Clear Mount and Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood Mount

Embossing Folder: Vine Street

Framelits: Floral Collection

Punches: 1/2″ Circle, 1 3/8″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle, Blossom Builder and Hole Punch (Non SU!)

Embellishments: 2011-2013 In-Color Printed Brads and Whisper White Bakers Twine

Tools: Big Shot, Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

FMS #71

Beyond Plaid CM

Teeny Tiny Wishes

Madison Avenue

Creped Filter Paper

Floral Frames Framelits Dies

1 1:4%22 Scallop Circle Punch

1 3:8%22 Circle Punch

1:2%22 Circle Punch

Blossom Petals Builder Punch

Vine Street EF

White Bakers Twine

Brads 2011-2013 In-Color Printed Brads

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