Thursday, November 27, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday, Peace

Hello, everyone!  I hope your Thanksgiving was a very happy one!  If you are still in the relaxing mode, sit back and enjoy what the SFF Design Team has created for you this week.
We used a sketch created by Carol Read.  I had so much fun with it.  Thanks, Carol!
Here's my card:
I love to make cards using flags.  This one had an array of flags that was different from any other I had made before, so it was a fun challenge.  Using only the cardstock (you know I love DSP!) makes the focal image stand out even more.  The image is embossed in black.  One thing I learned while coloring the image is to have a paper towel ready to dab each section after I color it.  Otherwise, the color stays on the top of the embossed area, and may be transferred to other areas.
 Here is the inside:
And here is another view:
Stamps - Gentle Peace
Cardstock - Basic Black, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Real Red, Old Olive, and Crumb Cake
Ink - Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and VersaMark ink pads;  Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Baked Brown Sugar, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Early Espresso markers;  Ivory and Nude from Skin Tone Assortment Blendabilities
Accessories - black embossing powder, 2" & 2-1/2" punches, word window punch, pearls, dimensionals

I hope you have an enjoyable weekend!  Make it even more enjoyable by playing along with us at  Sketch Frenzy Friday.  Add your card using the InLinkz at the bottom of the post.  I would love to see your card there!

Elizabeth K. 
Giving thanks for the Cardmaking and Scrapbooking world!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday, Merry Christmas

I know it's Thanksgiving next week, but I have moved onto Christmas cards!
This week's sketch is from Stacey Tomkowiak.  I liked her sketch so much I followed it perfectly.  Thanks, Stacey!
This sketch reminded me that I haven't used my apothecary accents framelits in a long time.  I had envisioned the snowman in the White Christmas stamp set looking up at the birds and I got it to fit into the frame.  The mat I traced and handcut.
Although it was cloudy today, I still think you can see that I colored the 3 rhinestones at the bottom right red.  I did color over them three times, waiting until the previous coat dried.
I have to tell you after I worked with those stripes on the Nordic Noel DSP for a while, everything looked like it was crooked when I layered/glued them down.

Stamps - White Christmas
Cardstock - Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink - Real Red and Garden Green markers and pads, Memento black
Accessories - Apothecary Accents framelits, Rhinestones, Cherry blendabilities, sponge

Check out the design team's creations at Sketch Frenzy Friday blog.  I would love to see your creations, so add yours using the InLinkz at the bottom of the post.
Elizabeth K.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday, 11-14-14 Hello Butterflies

Thanks for checking out my blog this week!  Our Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge today is to use the
Triple Time Stamping, sometimes known as Triple Layer Stamping.   I found a tutorial at .  Look under tutorials for Triple Stamping.
For my card I used the measurements from  on Feb 20, 2014.

Stamps - Papillon Potpourri, Four You, Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Lost Lagoon
Inks - Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze
Accessories - white baker's twine, glue dots, temporary adhesive (I used scotch temporary double sided tape.)

1.  Cut Vanilla cardstock to - 5 ¼" x 4", 4 ¼" x 3", 3 ¼" x 2"
2.  Cut Lagoon cardstock to - 4 ½" x 3 ¼", 3 ½" x 2 ¼",  5 ½" x 11" - folded in half for base.
3.  Using the temporary adhesive, layer the vanilla cardstock pieces, centering each as you go.
4.  Stamp the sentiment first, then stamp your images randomly.  Start with the biggest image, ending with the smallest image.  Your images will look somewhat messed up around the areas where the card layers meet, but don't worry.  These will be covered by the mats.
5.  Using the Gorgeous Grunge sprinkled dots image, pick up the Lagoon ink, stamp off twice on scrap paper before stamping onto layers.
6.  Peel off the vanilla layers.  Mat with the Lost Lagoon card stock.  Before adhering top panels to card, wrap the baker's twine around the layer.  Make bow separately.  Use glue dots to adhere to panel.

There you have it!  It actually is a very quick card.  Try this technique yourself and add it to the Inklinz at the bottom of the SFF post for today.
 Elizabeth K.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday, 11-7-14 Happy Everything!

Hello & Happy Friday!  I don't know about you, but I am so ready for the weekend!
First, let's take a look at this week's sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday.

Our fearless leader, Kim Innis made this sketch using Stampin' Up's My Digital Studio program.  Thanks Kim!

I needed a card for my father-in-law, so I included many holidays on this one.  He is so thoughtful as to send birthday cards all year long to everyone he knows.  Since he retired I have been sending him books of postage stamps several times a year.  He claims it's the best gift.  Dad is also fond of drinks so I used the Making Spirits Bright stamp set from the 2014 Holiday Catalog.

I used my Blendabilities markers to color the images.   The candy cane drink is popped up with dimensionals.  I made a few mistakes when coloring the eyeball drink, so I colored it on a scrap piece of paper, cut it out and adhered it over the image on the card.  (By the way, all my cards look better in real life, so I have enlisted my amateur photographer DD Danielle to help me set up a "photo booth.")

Stamps - Making Spirits Bright, A Dozen Thoughts, Holiday Home
Cardstock - Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Basic Black, Red Glimmer
Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Mossy Meadow
Blendabilities - Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Accessories - 1 3/8" and 1 3/4" circle punches, dimensionals
Measurements for the white and red glimmer panels - 3 1/8" x 4 1/4" and the black mats - 3 1/4" x 4 3/8".

Take a look at the other team members' cards at Sketch Frenzy Friday blog.  Please join us by adding  your creation using the InLinkz at the bottom of the post.

Happy Everything!
Elizabeth K