Hello and welcome to Thursday! It is bitterly cold here and I think it’s just about time that we had a warm up! I don’t think I have been able to go outside without gloves on for three days now. I will say one thing for the cold, poor little Winston doesn’t dawdle outside, he does his business and back in he comes. I feel bad and want to get him some boots but I tried that once and he wasn’t a fan! He would take a step and shake his paw, another step another shake and on and on. Poor Mr. Winston!
Anyway, enough about my little buddy and on to today’s post which is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. This time around we have a simple sketch from Rita…
When I saw the sketch I immediately wanted to use a butterfly. I love butterflies and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Does it make me less of a man… possibly. LOL! I guess that’s maybe why my card turned out so masculine today. The base is a piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock. A piece of paper from the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack is on the left side. For the main image I stamped the ferris wheel from the Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set** in Midnight Muse and punched it out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. I backed it with a piece of Midnight Muse that I cut out with the 3″ Bigz Circle Die. For some interest I pierced around the edge using the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold it in place. The greeting is from the same set also stamped in Midnight Muse. I flagged the right side and adhered it to the card with some SNAIL. This is a nice and simple card but the DSP it gives it a little oomph. A quick greeting change would make it good for almost any occasion. I hope that you enjoyed my Freshly Made Sketches Challenge card for this week. I really do appreciate you taking some time to visit and I love reading your comments! I hope that it is warmer where you are and that you have a nice day! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Midnight Muse
Designer Series Paper: Print Poetry Stack
Ink: Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamp Set: Feeling Sentimental** Clear Mount
Punch: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch
Bigz Die: 3″ Circle
Tools: Big Shot, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
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