I am thrilled to be this week's Guest Designer for Freshly Made Sketches. This is a brand new challenge blog with a weekly Sketch Challenge. The "twist" to this challenge is to keep your interpretation of the sketch CLEAN. Not Clean and Simple...just CLEAN! For me, this meant no color spritzer, no sponge dauber, no seven-sided tool! I will be so anxious to read whether you think I succeeded in staying clean. Here is today's sketch:
- Emboss it! The image from A Christmas Carol was inked with VersaMark and stamped onto Whisper White card stock. It was then heat embossed with the new yummy Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Emboss Powder. Heat embossing brings the image to the forefront, giving depth and dimension without distressing the edges.
- Pearl it! Adding Basic Pearls around the edge of a scalloped oval accentuates the shape and draws the eye to the sentiment. Alternate sizes for even more interest!
- Scrunch it! Keeping it clean does not mean you can't scrunch your ribbon! In fact, scrunching Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding adds perfect texture!
I hope you will join us in this week's challenge. Lesley Croghan, the creator of Freshly Made Sketches, has put together an extremely talented group of designers. I would like to thank her for letting me prove, in the lingo of the Midwest, that I "clean up well"! So please let me know what you think of today's card. And remember...if you ever have any questions about the cards that I create or the techniques that you use, I am only an email away! Until next time...
(And in case you did not notice...the ol' counter has surpassed the "1 Million Hit" mark. That means it is time for my Blog Candy Blow Out. Please watch for a post later today outlining just exactly what I will be giving away! Trust me...I think it will be worth the wait!")
Stamp Set: A Christmas Carol (W 122635, C 122637); Ink: VersaMark (102283), Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker (119681); Designer Series Paper: Letters to Santa (122349); Card Stock: Marina Mist (119682), Riding Hood Red (111348), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Whisper White (100730), Very Vanilla (101650); Tools: Scallop Oval Punch (119856), Large Oval Punch (119855), Heat Tool (100005); Glitz and Glam: Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Emboss Powder (122949), Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (120992), Marina Mist 5/8" Satin Ribbon (Retired), Basic Pearls (119247)