Our wonderful Minnesota friends left this morning after a grand week of house repairs and sightseeing. The house feels so quiet and sad so time to stamp! Mojo Monday sketch arrived in my mailbox today so I went down to the stamp room and made a card.
This is how I attack a sketch.
I look at the main element shape and choose something close, like the Metallic foil doilies as the circle. Then the next largest element, which is the rectangle. I chose to use the Winter Wonderland Vellum stack and pulled out the gold pine cone sheet.
White card stock helps the vellum pop. Then I needed a darker color for the layer, like Blackberry Bliss. The sketch is supposed to be Tall and Skinny, but the scale wasn’t right for the doily so i make it a regular 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card.
I embossed the greeting in gold and cut with a 2-1/4″ circle framelit. The Blackberry Bliss card stock layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″. The Vellum and white card stock rectangle is 2-1/4″ x 3-3/4″, with right side corners rounded. Ribbon is 5″.
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The colors are so pretty together! Cute card. Claire
You continue to amaze me with your gift of creativity. I am a hobby demo, strictly hobby, and I’m always blessed by your work. You have inspired me every time you post. Your work is absolutely astonishing. Thanks for sharing like you do.
Linda, do you have any nifty ideas for using the antlers paper from the vellum pack? I keep looking at it thinking, what am I going to do with that? – Kristal
I would think just as a cool background. I’ve been seeing antlers all over pillows and decor in stores so it is certainly on trend!
That’s so nice of you to say, thank you! Gotta try those sketches, they really help the inspiration train!
lovely colour combo and just love that vellum
Looks great. Elegent . the embossing turned out so well.
Thanks, Carla! I had originally used blackberry ink but it lacked the ooompf!
me too! I haven’t used it much but I’m going to dig in and use it up!
Beautiful design with this sketch! 🙂
Thanks Autumn! Your blog and artwork is gorgeous!