It’s time for another sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our host is Kim Singdahlsen.  I really admire Kim’s style and talent, and that carries through to her sketch designs.  This week’s sketch is fabulous and it has so many ways to use it, make sure you add this one to your book of favorites


I chose to use the Sheltering Tree stamp set for the main panel, with the leaves overlapping on to the base card.  I stamped the leaves twice, once with Old Olive and then with Garden Green. I stuck a few heart sequins from my stash of retired items in the tree.  For a final step, I re-stamped the tree with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear powder.  It gives it lovely dimension.


I also re-stamped the sentiment and heat embossed with clear.  It needed one more thing.  I added a heart that was made with Blushing Bride card stock and  a retired (I know, I’m sorry!  I hope you have these items or something similar!) heart shaped mini punch.  A little Wink of Stella and a good coat of Crystal Effects makes the most beautiful enamel-look heart.

FMS249 Kim SI hope you were inspired by Kim’s awesome sketch and my simple card!  Please check out Freshly Made Sketches to see the wide variety of stunning designs by our ‘Clean Team’, and if you’re up to the challenge, we’ll see you in our gallery!  🙂

Happy Stamping!



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  1. Narelle Farrugia

    Oh Cindy! This is just gorgeous! I love the scene you’ve created – it’s so real looking! And I adore the creative way you’ve stamp off the panel – great effect!

  2. Mona Pendleton

    Such a pretty card! Love the beautiful tree and embossed detail!

  3. Jen Timko

    This tree is fantastic! Love how it layers over! Beautiful card!

  4. Kim S

    Truly stunning!! LOVE the two colors on the leaves – wonderful dimension. And how fun to carry it off the edges of the panel.

  5. Jen Brum

    What a gorgeous card Cindy! I love that tree! It looks like it’s been painted on your card! Those little heart sequins are the perfect accent! So pretty!

  6. Robin Feicht

    Cute Card! Like the way you tree spills over.

  7. KarrenJ

    I love how you’ve carried the image over the panel onto the card base, Cindy. This is such a fun look! Gorgeous card!

  8. Amy O'Neill

    I love that beautiful tree, and you always add such fabulous touches like the embossing. Love this, Cindy!

  9. Jen Mitchell

    Ooh, I love how the leaves overlap onto the base of your card. What a wonderful look! And your little heart sequins are a perfect embellishment to your tree.

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