Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Thank you for being you

Hi all! Its been hard finding time to craft lately which I can't really complain about since it is fun stuff like vacations. But today, I had a couple of hours free and decided to spend it with paper and ink :)

This card was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. They are celebrating their 300th sketch challenge, too! So to start, I trimmed down some navy polka dot patterned paper and then took some green cardstock and stamped a background stamp in blue on it to create my own patterned paper. I had a several die cuts of the 'you' in my stash so I pulled those out. There were two white and one black. I knew that I wanted to stay with the blue and green theme so I colored one of the white die cuts blue but when I added that to the oval, it looked a little too flat. So I took the other two and layered them under the blue one keeping them a little askew so that it looks like a bit of a shadow. The rest of the sentiment was stamped on scraps from the background paper. A few navy nuvo drops finished it.

Stamps: SSS - You Matter, You Matter background
Dies: SSS - You, Stitched Ovals
Inks: Distress Ink - Blueprint sketch
Misc: Nuvo drops - Midnight blue; MFT - Sweet sunshine paper

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  1. I love how you created the "paper" with that great background stamp. And the cut out words are brilliant! So glad you joined our celebration this week at FMS!

  2. I love this! The layered sentiment looks fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. Great take on the inspiration photo and on the sketch!


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