So Many Shells – Freshly Made Sketch

The card I have for you today is my submission for the latest Freshly Made Sketch challenge. I loved this week’s sketch.

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So Many Shells

So Many Shells is a fun beach themed stamp set that has beautiful sentiment as well as two-step images.  Two-step images are ones that are created with two different stamps.  These stamps are photopolymer so they’re fairly easy to line up visually, which I did with the background stamps.  But, if you have the Stamparatus, because you preordered it, then it’s ridiculously easy to get perfect alignment which is what I did for the big shell so that my white heat embossing would line up correct.y.  If you didn’t preorder, don’t worry, it will be available to order June 1.

Besides all the stamping I did for this card, I used a base of Marina Mist, also the ink color for the sentiment.  I layered a piece of Soft Sky that I embossed with the Seaside embossing folder.  The DSP is from the Sweet Soiree pack.

I finished this design with linen thread and a few pearls.  I’m so ready for summer – if only I lived closer to the ocean.


Rooted in Nature Masculine Card for Earth Day

Today’s card uses the soon to be released Nature’s Poem suite which seemed like the perfect nod to Earth Day.  This suite has the Rooted in Nature stamp set,  Nature’s Root Framelit dies, Nature’s Poem DSP and the Leave Trinkets that I used to make this card for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge and Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

Here are the challenge boards:










For the Tic Tac Toe Challenge, I used everything but Stripes, although the thank you part of the sentiment is inside the card. So I completed the middle and bottom rows and the last column.

Here is the card I created, using the Freshly Made Sketches design as a jumping off point.

Rooted in Nature Masculine Card


The card base is Cajun Craze.  I used a layer of the Nature’s Poem patterned paper on top of that.  The first circle is the tree slice stamped in Soft Suede on another piece from the Nature’s Poem DSP  that I used to create the second circle.  In person, the underlying tree grain pattern shows up a bit more.  I punched that out with a 2 1/2″ circle punch.  The second circle is lifted with Dimensionals so that I was able to add the stamped, die cut leaves under the edge.

I’m thrilled that Mint Macaron is being returned to the Stampin Up! color palette.  It is such a soft, versatile green.  I used Cajun Craze to stamp the leave and Soft Suede to stamp the tree.  Each of these images has a matching die making them so easy to add to a card.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set, inked with Cajun Craze and mounted over a piece of burlap ribbon.  For a final touch, I used one of the Leaves Trinkets from the suite in Copper. Hope you are enjoying nature today.

Update:  I was honored to be selected as a Team Pick for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

Tic Tac Toe Challenge Team Pick

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