Friday, April 28, 2017

Birthday Delivery for Freshly Made Sketches

Today was one of those days!! What kind of day, you ask? Well, the kind of day where you waste all sorts of time looking for things you shouldn't have to be looking for! Take my card design for Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #285:

I love this sketch and I could hardly wait to get at it, but I first had to finish my tutorial for my May newsletter (more about that later). I had it all worked out in my head and my plan was to use the Birthday Delivery Bundle* that I got with my Product Purchase Premier order at OnStage. It's such a cute set and I haven't had the time to play with it yet, so I was all excited to get to use it.

I got the card base ready, and the first two layers done, but the third layer needed the Birthday Friends Framelit Dies* in order to diecut something from the Designer Series Paper! (Yes, the dies also coordinate with the DSP! How exciting is that?!!) But do you think I could find those framelits anywhere? I looked high and low but no framelits. I have everything else from my Product Purchase Premier except them. I know they arrived with the other stuff, but I have no idea what happened to them and that really ticks me off, since I will have to probably buy the framelits again. And then I'll probably find the missing ones as soon as I do! Sigh!

*New products from the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue, available on June 1.

So I had to fussy cut everything. Sigh again! Take a good look - this one cost me:

  • So cute though, isn't it? The Real Red Designer Series Paper is from the Birthday Memories DSP*. The designs remind me, as one of my downline described it, of pictures in my elementary school readers, with the art work and colours.
  • The Stitched Shapes Framelits die cut the Crumb Cake circle that gives a more neutral background against which to place the focal point of the cake and the baker.
  • I fussy cut the birthday cake from the DSP because I couldn't find the framelits. (Grrr!) I stamped the baker image from the Birthday Delivery stamp set* in Basic Black Archival Ink, and then I added colour using Stampin' Write Markers in Soft Sky, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, and Blushing Bride. I also used a Watercolour Pencil in Calypso Coral to add a lighter flesh tone to the hands and face. Then I also had to fussy cut the baker!!!
  • The sentiment is from the Birthday Delivery stamp set* as well and the banner is punched using the Banner Triple Punch
The whole effect is very lively and I enjoyed the process despite the futile search for the framelits!

Now, speaking of my newsletter tutorial: the card that I will be providing the tutorial for is a version of this card, but using a darker ink for the flower, so that the technique, Watercolouring with Marker Outlines, works better. Here it is:

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Starting on May 1 through May 31, you will be able to order this wonderful suite of products on an early release from the new Annual Catalogue. I have seen some amazing projects completed with these bundles. You will have the choice of ordering one of two bundles outlined below:

If you want to get a good idea of the beauty of the cards you can make with this set, check out my Pinterest Board with these bundles.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List

Birthday Delivery Bundle*, Birthday Delivery Stamp Set*, Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper*, Birthday Friends Framelits Dies*
*New products from the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue, available on June 1.

1 comment :

  1. This is so cute! Love those images and patterns! Hope you find your dies BEFORE you buy new ones. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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