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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches is 100!!

Hi, everyone.  Today I am delighted to help my friends over at Freshly Made Sketches celebrate their 100th sketch--woohoo!!  The fabulous gals on the DT invited previous Guest Designers to the party and we were asked to play along with this sketch which happens to be the first-ever sketch--what fun!
 
So, if you follow my blog you may know that tilted panels always throw me for a loop-do-loop!  This time, I thought it would be fun to do a mix of designer papers from the current Seasonal Catalog along with some other new seasonal toys I hadn't played with yet.  With that in mind, I was able to embrace the tilt, lol!

I had the idea to try heat embossing on the new Silver Foil Sheets and WOW did it ever turn out lovely!  I stamped the Festive Flurry snowflakes in Versamark directly on the Silver Foil sheets, sprinkled with Pool Party embossing powder and heat set for a beautiful SHINY finish!  This embellishment didn't need much more than a Neutral Glimmer Brad and some Silver 1/8" ribbon to finish it off.  

Did I mention that the snowflakes have coordinating Festive Flurry Framelit Dies that make cutting these snowflakes easy as one, two, three!  Bundle the stamps and dies for a 15% savings! 
Have you seen the sentiments in the Christmas Messages set?  So many great ones!  We've needed an update to our holiday sentiments and I love that this one includes sentiments appropriate for the inside too!  What a great set.

I'd like to give a big shout-out to the Freshly Made Sketches gals who provide us with fabulous inspiration and sketches each week.  Not only are they incredibly talented but loads of fun too!  Congratulations, DT--here's to 100 more!  Be sure to hop over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog for a list of all the participating designers as well as prizes that challenge participants can win.  You do love eye candy AND prizes, right?  Sure you do!  :-) 

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Supplies
Stamps: Christmas Messages, Festive Flurry, That's the Ticket
Ink: Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Pool Party CS; Winter Frost DSP stack
Extras: Festive Flurry Framelit dies; Silver 1/8" Ribbon; Neutral Glimmer Brads; Ticket Duo Punch; Basic Rhinestones

16 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Oh your tilting is lovely! And wow are those snowflakes beautiful - so elegant - and did I mention gorgeous?!?!?! So glad you are helping us celebrate!

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous! This is like a Christmas present in a card! Wowza!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Nance, these colours and papers are so pretty and your snowflake is stunning.

Marisa said...

You embraced those tilted panels and then some, Nance!! Love the card!! Great snowflake!

Lesley said...

Oh my goodness, Nance! This is stunning and I love the colours. What a gorgeous take on my sketch!
Hugs!
Lesley

Jen Timko said...

Heat embossing on the foil....oh my!! Amazing!! This is such a fabulous card! So happy you came back to join us this week!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance gorgeous card and the DSP does the work... beautiful snowflakes too.
I can't believe it's already 100 sketches at FMS! Where the heck does the time go?

Amy O said...

Oh, my, Nance! This is stunning! I love the embossing on the foil sheet. And your tilted look is lovely -- so glad you embraced it.

Jen said...

You must be the queen of loop-do-loop because this is gorgeous! I'm loving the snowflakes embossed on the foil sheets - I'm definitely putting that on to to-do list! Thanks so much for joining for our 100th sketch!!

Sandra Azzopardi said...

Wow! This is gorgeous, Nance! I love the colours and that embossing looks fantastic!

Cindy Hall said...

I'd have never guessed that "tilting" was an issue for you, Nance! You can do ANYTHING! The embossing on the foil is amazing. I don't think I'd have ever thought to try that. Gorgeous card, love the choices of papers, the "ticket" and all the amazing details. Thanks so much for being part of the FMS celebration this week!

stampwithsandy said...

This is gorgeous Nance! Oh my goodness that embossed silver snowflake is stunning and I bet it is so much prettier IRL.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow - this is stunning! What a gorgeous colour combo you've used and that snowflake is amazing! Thanks for joining us for this celebration challenge at FMS!

Linda Suarez said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! I don't think I would have ever tried embossing on the foil. You did an amazing job! Thanks for helping us to celebrate this special milestone!

Mary said...

Wow- this is so beautiful! I am trying to tell myself I don't need those new snowflakes, but you are making me think otherwise! Beautiful!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Nance! Wow! I love the embossing on the foil sheets, too. what a beautiful effect. We used the same stamp set for this challenge, too. Ha! I must have been channeling my "inner Nance" for this challenge. ;) Gorgeous, as always, my friend!