Monday, September 18, 2017

Detailed Gate Thinlits for Freshly Made Sketches

I just got home yesterday from a trip to Vancouver for Bard on the Beach, where we saw Much Ado About Nothing, set in 1957 on an Italian film set. It was so much fun! We got some sight seeing in - Barclay Square in Vancouver, the Maritime Museum. We saw Despicable Me 3 and had some great meals, the last one at Cactus Club on English Bay overlooking the beach and the bay. I got home yesterday afternoon and had just enough time to make a card for the post today. I decided to play along with two challenges today.

I learned some really neat uses for the Detailed Gate Thinlits from Janet Wakeland and thought that they would work well with the challenges I choose to play with.

Freshly Made Sketches had the interesting sketch, of course:

And Color Throwdown had another lovely colour challenge this week:

Can you find the Detailed Gate die cut in here?

  • Janet Wakeland shares some awesome ideas about how to use the Halloween thinlit, Detailed Gate, all year round to make it one of your most versatile die sets ever! I used one of her ideas in this card, cutting the gate up into smaller pieces to add some ornate details to my card. Here you can see the fancy top of the gate above the sentiment and one of the horizontal panels of the gate below and under the sentiment. It's great the way these pieces coordinate with the snowflake dies from Seasonal Layers Thinlits, as you can see here.
  • I had a blast creating the background for this card. I took a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and sponged it with areas of Lemon Lime Twist, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Dapper Denim. I also went over some areas on the top with some sponged White Craft Ink, which smoothed and blended the colours really well, and left some cloud-like effects, though very subtly.
  • I spritzed the back ground with water and dried it with the Heat Tool to get the mottled effect in the background. It helps create the illusion of a snowy day.

  • All the die cuts were cut from Whisper White cardstock that was backed first with the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. After die cutting, all I needed to do was to remove the backing and I had a sticker that I could easily adhere to the card front without worrying about trying to get adhesive on the tiny areas without it messing up the rest of the project if I needed to move the piece a little.
  • The sentiment is from the Musical Season Stamp Set. I inked it up with Stampin' Write Markers in Lemon Lime Twist, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay and Dapper Denim before stamping the image. I die cut it with a framelit from the retired set, Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits. After trimming it down, I die cut a backing from Dapper Denim with the same framelit.
Here are some photos of our Vancouver trip:

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
Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits
Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits

1 comment :

  1. Such a great take on the sketch using our colors! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at the Color Throwdown this week!


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