Sunday, January 14, 2018

Freshly Made Sketch Challenge with Anthony's Paper Craft and a Stencil



Hello everyone and Happy Sunday!  Is everyone having a great weekend so far?  I hope so! I have been busy with several projects at the same time and cannot find anything on my desk - but somehow the chaos on my desk helps the creativity flow better. Can anyone relate? 

Today's card was not a planned project but last night, in the midst of the creative chaos, I got an email from Freshly Made Sketches and the sketch immediately caught my eye.  


As I pondered how I could make out a simple card, quickly, I looked over and saw a cool stencil I had on my desk sitting with my favorite sentiment set ever and this card idea popped into my head.  

I started with an A2 top-folding card base of white cardstock to which I adhered a piece of textured red cardstock, 3.5"x 5.5".  Next, I cut the smallest long die from the A2 Matting Basics B set (Spellbinders) out of white cardstock and stamped the sentiment "You're So Thoughtful" from one of my favorite sentiment sets called Greetings Set 2 by Anthony's Paper Craft.  Then I cut and embossed a piece of the textured red cardstock with the long die from the A2 Matting Basics A set (Spellbinders).  I adhered the white cardstock to the red cardstock and set it aside to use later.  




Next I placed the white cardstock on a piece of scratch paper and adhered the stencil (Litocart/Brasilian Brand) over the white cardstock with painter's tape.



Using some distress inks (candied apple, mustard seed, and spiced marmalade by Ranger) I applied the ink over the stencil, varying the colors.



When I was happy with how the colors blended and looked - 



Lastly, I adhered a piece of white fun foam to the back and then adhered this to the card front.  Then I adhered the phrase.  



I think this sketch is perfect for a quick and easy card.  And by using 1 stencil, a couple of inks and a sentiment...it can't get any easier.  You can even use a piece of designer paper in place of the stencil. 

I love how this card came out.  Leave me a comment below if you want and let me know what you think. And, as always, until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil - 

Michael

8 comments:

  1. Great take on the sketch, pretty colors too!

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    1. Thanks so much Amy! Glad you like the card. Was a fun sketch.

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  2. I love your colours and stencil, so effective x

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    1. Thanks so much! Glad you love the card. Was fun to play along.

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  3. I am in awe with this card. The colors are very beautiful.

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    1. Thanks so much Lois. I am in awe with you. The colors just worked really well together and this was so super simple to make. And so beautiful. Glad you like.

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  4. Awesome! I love the background you've created with those vibrant and totally fabulous colours. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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    1. Thanks so much Narelle! Glad you like the card. It was super fun to play along with this sketch.

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