I am having such fun with these challenges, stamping friends!  I hope that you are enjoying seeing my projects as much as I am, making them 🙂

Today I have a card for you based on a sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches – challenge #176.    This is the sketch – I knew I was going to have fun with it – I’ve never made this size of a card before!FMS 176

This is the card I designed:


The card base measures 4″ x 9 1/4″, made of Soft Sky card stock.  I cut a smaller panel of Very Vanilla card stock, and sponged Crumb Cake on the bottom 1/3rd, and Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon inks on the top 2/3rds.

The stamp set I used is called Wetlands; it has these terrific little birds that I think are Sandpipers.  I inked them up in Soft Suede ink, and stamped them across the Very Vanilla panel.  I then added the rushes, colouring them using my Crumb Cake and Hello Honey Stampin’ Write Markers.

After stamping, I tied a length of Linen Thread across the top, and then layered some retired scalloped Tulle in Crumb Cake across the bottom.  Then I attached the two panels together using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I had fun creating this card; I like the feeling of quiet that I get when I look at it, as if I were at the beach, with the birds.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this card, and I hope you’ll check out all the other amazing cards – design team projects and other submissions – at the Freshly Made Sketches page.  I know you’ll enjoy it!  If  you have a minute to leave a comment, I’d love to read what you think about my cards.  Thanks so much!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

3 thoughts on “Freshly Made Sketches – Sketch Challenge #176

  1. What a beautiful card! The birds look so wonderful across the length of your card. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. What a lovely scene – so fresh and clean! LOVE your tulle base. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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