Friday 11 May 2012

Freshly Made Sketch #34

We were away for a few days (I had my posts scheduled). Even though our home coming flight was really delayed and we didn't get home until 3am (!!!) I managed some time in my studio yesterday.

There is a new sketch at the Freshly Made Sketch blog, and I really wanted to play along. I actually made two cards and will post the 2nd one in a few days.

I rotated the sketch for this first card and kept the sentiment into the top circle.  Here is the sketch, followed by my card.

I really wanted to use some of my new PTI dies, but they didn't work for the sketch. Instead I used their Aqua Mist card stock. I love the soft shade, and thought it would well for a sympathy card. I need to replenish my stash of those, I'm afraid.

Three different embossing folders were used on the panels, and the labels were Cricut cut with the Elegant Edges cartridge. Words by Technique Tuesdays and the 3-d butterfly sticker is by K&Co. The card is 4-1/2" x 6", and a soft grey textured card stock. I was able to mat the panels with white card stock and still keep the soft look I was going for. I used scalloped scissors for the border, and iRock gems as per the sketch.

In my PTI order there was an ink pad - their Smoky Shadow. This was the first time I used it - on the front of the card. I was disappointed it it - it seemed so dark, almost black. The 2nd time I used the ink was to stamp the words inside the card. That is all it took - I LOVE that colour. It is so much softer than black. My new favourite ink colour!  I'm wishing I'd ordered a re-inker too, ha ha.

Happy Friday - thanks for stopping by today.


  1. love the colors and the card is realy beautiful created!
    Hello from elma

  2. That butterfly is gorgeous! love how this turned out!

  3. All those embossed layers are so beautiful! And that buttefly is gorgeous! A wonderful card for a sad occasion. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Such a beautiful card Karen! That butterfly is stunning and I love the embossed background!

  5. The sketch really works turned 90°.... beautiful card and definitely love the card colour too :0)
    Jenny x

  6. What a beautiful creation Karen, the sketch on its side looks cool and the butterfly is amazing. Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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