Sunday, December 16, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches #367

Hi all and welcome to this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #367. This is also a Design Team call from the FMS Team. For more information on this group please visit their blog at:

The sketch challenge design was created by Karren Johnson:

I immediately thought of my new rectangle stitched framelits that are available January 3rd to customers from the Occasions catalog. I also wanted to make a Thank You card and keep the design simple. I went with a gold embossed design from the Artistically Asian stamp set and a clean "Thank You" sentiment from the "A Big Thank You" set.

Using Shimmery white paper (best ever for ink blending!), Stampin' sponges cut into wedges and 2 Stampin' Up! ink colors: Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight, I ink blended in a circular motion until I was happy with the depth of color blending. This technique is fun in that you can create a very subtle background or keep blending for a striking background.

Using 2 of the framelits I ran the design through the Big Shot and then flipped the design so that the ink blending was split. I used fun foam to layer the center design and cut the sentiment out of a small label framelit from the Bottles & Bubbles Framelits. Also edged the small label with a bit of the Vegas Gold.

Finally I splattered with Vegas Gold shimmer paint and added a few gold metallic pearls.

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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I signed up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Oct. 2017. Since then I have promoted to Silver and have 4 people on my team. I hold a monthly workshop at our home where I try and teach techniques that are fun and creative.


  1. So the inked background!

  2. Wow! This is such a beautiful card! I love the technique you've used by flipping the center panel around. So easy, but makes quite an impact!

    1. Thank you , Chris! It really was a happy accident and I liked it better turned around.

  3. Your blended background is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  4. Your very welcome, Amy. Thank you for the kind comment!

  5. Such pretty ink blending. Lovely card! Glad to see you this week at FMS and thanks for entering our DT call.

  6. Your very welcome Jen! I enjoy your challenges.



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