Daily Archives: October 13, 2012

Freshly Made Sketch #56 – Poinsettia

  • Poinsettia image – Penny Black Stickaroos “Christmas Everywhere”
  • Patterned paper – Teresa Collins “Christmas Cottage”
  • Decorative tape – Teresa Collins “Christmas Cottage”
  • Twine – The Cat’s Pajamas “Divine Twine: Peppermint”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I used a classic design for this card: Sketch 56 at Freshly Made Sketches. The focal point is a lovely sticker by Penny Black. The colors are just on the edge of traditional–a little brighter than the standards. Thanks for stopping by.

Flourish Pansies


  • Stamps – Flourishes “Calendar Set 1”
  • Border punch – EK Success “Dotted Scallop”
  • Die cuts made from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
  • Ribbon – Creative Expressions
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils

This is just a simple floral card. I colored the stamped image with Copic markers and then went back in with Prismacolors to add some additional shading and highlights. Then I just layered it up and that was about it! Thanks for the visit!

Clean & Simple – Sketch 212 – Pumpkin Birthday

  • Stamps – pumpkins and foliage from Hampton Art Stamps/Graphic 45, “Happy Haunting 2” set
  • Sentiment stamp – Hero Arts “Year Round Sentiments”
  • Patterned paper – We R Memory Keepers “Black Widow” 6 X 6″ pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Jennie Bowlen
  • Distress Markers – Ranger

I used Sketch #212 from Clean & Simple Stamping for this birthday card. It has a real Autumnal feeling to it. I combined three stamps from the Hampton Art set, masking one pumpkin behind the other. I colored them with Distress Markers and spritzed them, then went in with a water brush to do more watercoloring. Thanks for stopping by.


Packing Tape and Leaves Birthday Card

  • Stamps – Inkadinkado “Leaves” clear mini stamps set and Penny Black “Flourish Birthday”
  • Pearl pen – Violet – Viva Decor
  • Alcohol inks and Distress inks – Ranger
  • Packing tape
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This was an incredibly well timed challenge! I was in the middle of playing with this packing tape technique when 365 Cards issued its Tape It Challenge! My stamping group was experimenting with this technique, which was featured in Craft Stamper magazine (October 2012 issue, pp. 38-39). We applied packing tape to an old dictionary page, ripping off small pieces and then taped the whole thing down to a piece of white cardstock. Then I applied Ranger alcohol inks to make a mottled, stone background. If you look very closely you can barely see the text mixed in with the background colors. The background is nice and shiny thanks to the tape. I then stamped the leaves in Distress ink on watercolor paper, spritzed with water and cut them out. I mounted the leaves on cardstock and popped them up with dimensional adhesive and then added the sentiment. I added the “pearls” in the top right corner with pearl pen. Thanks for visiting today.