Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #22 & Gift Bag set

Hello to all my blogging friends. I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

Wednesdays are Freshly Made Sketches day. This was a really great sketch because there are so many elements to it. I tell you this was a real challenge to come up with something fun for the center piece and combine all these elements into a pretty card. Please drop by their home page to see what the creative design team members have come up with too! http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com
Here is their sketch.
This is what I came up with
The stamp set is from SU On The Grow (now retired). I used some of that awesome DSP from the SAB freebees and the little flower was made with the Boho Blossom Punch. I used various colors of markers to color in the image and a blender pen to smooth out the colors.
Here is a peek at the inside I made it very clean and simple.


Next, I have the completed gift set I promised to show you that includes six cards and envelopes and a matching bag. Here it is

I decided to make 2 of the 6 cards using blue Embossing powder so that there are 2 each of the 3 colors instead of 3 each of two colors. Then, I matched the front of the bag with an extra blue flower card front. I used a plane white lunch sack and dressed it up a bit with DSP and colored card stock. I added tangerine stripped ribbon for handles. With the six cards and six envelops the sack stands up nicely not at all floppy. I will also include colored tissue paper to dress it up a bit more. Hope she likes her Hostess Gift and you like this gift set enough to give it a try yourself.
Hot Tip**** If when you have stamped your image with VersaMark, applied the Embossing Powder to the card stock and Heat Set the Image you find there are patches with no Embossing Powder (EP) on the image. Use a VersaMarker Watermark Pen to fill in those spaces then reapply the embossing powder. You should see that now the EP has filled in the area you desired then just heat set again. Give it a try and see what happens. Hope I could share an Embossing Fix- Hot Tip with you and you learned something new today.

Well that looks like about it from me..
Have a great evening and I hope you find some time to create something fun.
Patrice

6 comments:

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Beautiful CAS designs Patrice!!

My Creative Side said...

Very pretty card! Love the little scooter!

Linda Callahan said...

Perfect image for the sketch! Sweet card! And I love your collection as well!

Carey said...

These are really cute.

Carey and Roscoe (who is getting ready to eat an egg sandwich with dad)

Jen said...

Your coloring on the scooter is spot-on! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lisa said...

Love the fun scooter and pretty DP's!!