Thursday, July 28, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches

The dotted embossed, watercolored base panel was in my leftover pile, so that was my starting point for this card for Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #247 - a super fun layout by Shannon!  I had some odds and ends of watercolor cardstock that I colored with distress inks for the leaves: Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint.  The flowers were stamped using Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade distress inks. 

STAMPS: Garden Bunch (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: Ranger watercolor CS, White by PTI.
DIES: Stitched Rectangle by Lil' Inker Designs; Small Hello by Simon Says Stamp; Garden Bunch Confetti Cuts by Reverse Confetti.

I finally remembered to buy some Press' n Seal...a product by Glad that was invented by the husband of one of my stamping idols - Jennifer McGuire.  This is really a super helpful tool when you are layering tiny dies!  In the past, I would lay the pieces on the card until I got the arrangement the way I wanted, but getting it all glued down would be a struggle and things would shift all around.  I'm sure you know the feeling.  For a video showing this process better than I could describe, you'll want to watch Laurie Willison as she guests on Jennifer's blog and shows us how to use it HERE.

As Bugs Bunny used to say...that's all folks!  Yes, I'm dating myself. (smile)   


Jen Mitchell said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love that background! When a friend first told me about how Press, n Seal is a great tool for the placement of stamped images my first reaction was "oh great, ANOTHER tool I won't be able to live without!" Imagine my surprise when I saw it was just plastic wrap! I actually had some it in my kitchen! It is a great tool!

Petra Swart said...

Such a lovely bg and beautiful flowers, Wanda!!! Love the scribble circles and the dry embossing, too!!!
Have a great day!!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Your card is absolutely stunning Wanda! Your water coloured background is wonderful and your flowery wreath is lovely. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!