Sunday, 20 May 2012

(Freshly Made ) Sketches #35

I find a sketch is always a great help when it comes  to getting my creativity going and I have to say that I LOVE this sketch posted at Freshly made Sketches this week. So much so, that continuing my pursuit of masculine cards AND using DSP (patterned paper, for those who don't understand Stampin' Up's acronym), I whipped up TWO cards last night!
I find the three panels of the sketch a great way to show off the double sided paper, in this case I used Stampin' Up DSP 122359 Well Worn on page 129 of the catalogue. I really like this particular paper, both for cards and for scrapbooking. Since most of my scrapbooking involves travel at some ancient destination, Well Worn is very appropriate! LOL!

Of course, with the Paper Party happening all through May, I put in an order for 3 different packs of DSP qand received the 4th one FREE, so I have heaps to choose from now! It is not too late for you to order a selection for yourself either, just get in touch with me here.
With each pack containing 12 sheets of double sided paper, each one gives you 12 great choices.

The first card I made was very simple, using the DSP on a panel of Cherry Cobbler, a strip of Crumb Cake put through the Big Shot to emboss with Textured Impressions Houndstooth at the bottom of the Not Quite Navy card. The Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine has been threaded through two buttons and wound several times around the bottom strip. I stamped the Happiest Wishes on your Birthday! from a current hostess set, onto Crumb Cake and used the Curly Label Punch 119851 to punch it out. I always like to smudge ink onto the edges of paper to define the edges, so I did that to all the pieces before adhering them. Inside  I used a square of Crumb Cake with a narrow piece of the Well Worn DSP along the bottom and stamped it's your day! as the greeting inside.

I followed basically the same formula with the second card. Using a different sheet from the Well Worn DSP, I used different dimensions to cut the strips and panel, but kept the Crumb Cake strip and the base card dimensions the same. Instead of the Bakers Twine, I used ¼" Early Espresso Grosgrain ribbon and three Designer Buttons threaded with linen thread on each panel. Again I defined the edges of the panels and greeting with ink and decided to add an owl made with the Owl Builder Punch. Since my good friend Genella loves green so much, I introduced a touch of it in the branch (from the Bird Builder Punch) and the owl's waistcoat. This has all been positioned onto a card cut from River Rock. Not sure if this is a bit too busy, but I'm sure I will keep on playing with this idea over the next few days. Don't forget to check out how others have interpreted this shetch at Freshly Made Sketches, it is bound to inspire you too!

 Just a reminder, I am holding a class in masculine cards featuring a collage technique using Extreme Elements and Grunge Rock on Friday 15th June at 7 pm- 9.30pm in South Morang.


  1. Both are such great masculine cards! Hmmm, I may need to go make a couple of these with Well Worn. So glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Great masculine cards for sure! love how these turned out~


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