So glad to have a card for Freshly Made Sketches this week! It was so much fun working with Narelle’s sketch, and I can see it working just as well flipped 90 degrees. Narelle Farrugia is our host at FMS and she designed a fabulously versatile sketch for us.
I chose to use the Vintage Leaves stamp set and the coordinating Leaflets Framelits Die along with a little clear and a little gold Wink of Stella, and I cut a second smaller leaf out of the 1-1/4 Burlap Ribbon and frayed it a bit. To add texture, I covered a piece of Pool Party CS with the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and ran the Chocolate Chip CS through the Big Shot with the Woodgraiin embossing folder.
So, I had the main part of the sketch covered, but still had a card that was really lacking something. I don’t know what even made me think of it, but I thought of the shaving cream technique, which I’ve seen countless tutorials on how to do it, but I’ve never tried it. What the heck… how messy can it be? Well, kinda. Blue hands kinda. However, it was easy and very cool to do! The piece that I used for this background was the first piece I did. I want little bits of color and lots of white left, so I did a very gentle swirl and I love the results.
The Blessed diecut is from Simon Says Stamps. I did three layers, the top two in Pool Party and the bottom, Chocolate Chip, was slightly offset. I put Crystal Effects on the assembled diecut sentiment, but I have to admit, I had a really difficult time with it, which usually isn’t an issue. Because little things bug me until I do something about them, so I’ll probably gently remove this one and put a new one on, maybe sans Crystal Effects. 🙂
I hope you’re inspired by Narelle’s sketch and my interpretation of it and that you’ll go visit Freshly Made Sketches to see all of the Design Team’s fabulous creations. Get your inspiration and play along with us this week!