Friday, September 26, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday, Vases Thanks

Hello, everyone!  I am now officially a member of the Sketch Frenzy Friday team!  Yay!  I look forward to creating cards from the wonderful sketches presented - like the one for today's SFF.  Thanks, Marisol Gutierrez, for the great sketch!

I immediately went to my Vivid Vases stamp set.  Using the Another Thank You photopolymer set, I did curve the sentiment as much as I could.

I stamped Vivid Vases on two different Designer Series Paper sets.  Cutting out the vases took a little bit of time, but I believe it was worth it. 
I then used my Blendabilities for the flowers and leaves.  First off, I suggest you stamp the flowers on scrap pieces of paper to practice until you are satisfied with the look before coloring on the main image.

A few notes about coloring with Blendabilities:
***When coloring small images, use only two of the marker set. It's difficult to get all three in.  I used light & dark markers, coloring it several times to get the better blended look.
***To color the navy flower, dot with the dark color and then fill in with the light color.
***I used only the light from the Old Olive Blendabilities for the leaves.  I hope that Stampin' Up! comes up with a lighter green marker set.
***For the first flower, I did "tip to tip" coloring.  First I colored in the whole flower with the Blush marker from the Skin Tone Assortment.  Then using the Blush marker, I picked up a little color from the Melon Mambo light marker.  Starting at the bottom of the flower, I flicked the color up until it blended with the Blush color.  I did this several times until I was satisfied with the look.

Close up


Stamps - Vivid Vases, Another Thank You, Blooming with Kindness (inside sentiment)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Lost Lagoon
Blendabilities Sets - Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Skin Tone Assortment
Cardstock - Crushed Curry, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper - Flowerpot, Lullaby
Accessories - Lost Lagoon ribbon, banner punch, Oval framelits, Jewels Basic Pearls 

How about you taking on the challenge to make a card from this week's Sketch Frenzy Friday? 
If you need to see more ways on how to use this sketch, check out the rest of the design team's cards at Sketch Frenzy Friday Blog.  You can also add a link at the bottom to your post about your card.
Have a blessed day,
Elizabeth K.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday 9/5/14 Wishing You Happiness

Hello, everyone!  I hope your day is a good one!
I have enjoyed seeing all the cards created by friends using the sketch from the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog.  So I am hoping to be invited to be on the design team! 
What I like about the sketches is that it's not just one person's ideas, but everyone on the design team gets a few turns to put up their own sketches.  So there's lots of variety.  Seeing the cards the team comes up with is inspiring because of the variety on the one sketch that is posted every Friday.

The past Sketch Frenzy Friday's sketch was created by Patrice Herrera.  (Thanks, virtual roomie!)  It's basically for a clean & simple card, but my card probably doesn't fall into that category!

 Here's my card based on the sketch:

I am not sure if you can see all the shininess, because it's a cloudy day for my picture taking.  I used Stampin' Up's Brushed Silver Cardstock, Silver Foil Sheets, Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and 1/8" Silver Ribbon.  These items really made the wedding card look elegant!

And the inside:

 A couple of things to note about this card:  I used the circle vellum instead of the hearts because it's easier to tape down behind the bigger circles.  The cross was embossed with white embossing powder, very carefully sponged with Smoky Slate ink, then ink was wiped off of the embossed image.
Here's a close up of the cross:

I believe my customer will be very satisfied with this card!
I'm adding a link of this post to the Sketch Frenzy Friday page using the InLinkz at the bottom of the post.  Won't you join me?  Challenge yourself to make a Clean & Simple card based on the sketch or see how many embellishments you can add to the sketch!

All Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps - Blessed By God
Cardstock - Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Silver Foil Sheets & Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Ink - Smoky Slate, VersaMark
Accessories - 1/8" Silver Ribbon, 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Stampin' dimensionals & glue dots

Have a blessed day!
Elizabeth K.