Thursday, January 8, 2015
A Fresh New Year
I just returned home from 3 weeks in California. I spent a lot of time with my Dad and the cats...not yet 9 months old and they are no longer kittens.
I had made several cards and set up several blog posts to run in my absence. I took no cardmaking supplies with on my trip and had almost no time to craft. I missed making cards so much.
Upon my return home, I had tons of mail to go through, lots of blogs to catch up on, and before starting some cards a new watermark to create.
I needed to start with something not too complicated until I get back in the groove. The clean lines of the Freshly Made Sketches looked like a good starting place.
I was anxious to play with the Simon Says Stamp January card kit. I liked the stamp set, the papers and the other goodies in the box.
I needed a thank you card for my Godson, and this sketch seemed a good match for a masculine thank you.
I used the darker colors of patterned paper that came in the kit, as well as the "thanks" and "so much" stamps from the kit. I used a sheet of Stampin Up paper for the card base and the diecut , since the kit's piece of purple paper was shiny, and that probably would not be a good bet for a guy card.
I stacked the "hey" three times to give it some heft, the die cut is a bit delicate, I glued them together with a Zig two way glue pen.
The sketch challenge runs several more days, give it a shot. This is a great sketch in my opinion.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
SU Carstock - Elegant Eggplant
Memory Box - Hey Die
Simon Says Stamp Set- Hand Lettered Winter Wishes
Various patterned papers - Bo Bunny Altitude Collection
White embossing powder