Hello! Thanks for joining us for a team hop and I wanted to thank the team for always being so willing to join in. I love that we can share our creations with the crafty world. Our team is a mix of personal crafters and business crafters, which is totally wonderful!
We welcome Laura Mackie today from the UK. Laura makes the most beautiful designs with such attention to detail! I can’t wait for you to see what she’s made. Make sure to keep hopping until you get to Laura or click on the links in the list below to visit all the blogs as part of this hop.
Today we’re all making a project that is inspired by this sketch, made for us by Siobhan Fitzsimmons. Siobhan’s designed sketches before, but I’m loving this new presentation style – so trendy!
Sketches are just a starting point and can be used however suits you to get the creative juices flowing. You can turn, flip, warp, stretch – whatever you like until you have a project you love!
My project started with a plan to use the floating frame technique for that strip down the side. But once I have all my pieces ready to go, I decided I didn’t want them to float, so I stuck them down on a piece of Crumb Cake which I’d embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder and the card evolved from there! All the best crafting happens when the plan doesn’t go as planned!!
This card features the Little Ladybug stamp set, which is free until the end of March with every order over $500.
To sweeten the deal, coordinating Ladybug Dies are also available, which means no fussy cutting required of those super cute images.
The dies also comes with accessory dies (dies that make their own shapes rather than cut out a stamped image). There’s grass, leaves, stem and flowers which will add a heap of character to your projects.
There’s also a stitched swirl – which I love. I have another project that I’ll share on the weekend, but for today’s card I’ve used it repeatedly to add some texture to the background layer. It comes through on the other side of the cardstock, which gives an awesome effect on the inside of the card too.
I love carrying over the theme into the middle, so I used one of the extra flowers I’d stamped, coloured & cut on the inside.
All the images were stamped in Memento ink (Tuxedo Black) and coloured with Stampin’ Blends. Dark & Light Daffodil Delight for the lighter flowers with Light Granny Apple Green stems and Dark Daffodil Delight & Dark Mango Melody with Dark Granny Apple Green for the darker flowers. The middles are Dark Crumb Cake.
The Ladybug has been coloured with Dark Real Red, Dark Basic Black, Light Petal Pink and Light Gray Granite.
How cute is that sentiment??? This set has it all – thank you, happy birthday, thinking of you and some great ladybug related puns. I’ve white heat embossed on Basic Black cardstock and then cut out using Stitched So Sweetly scalloped rectangle die. I’m a sucker for anything stitched!
Did I mention how great this sketch was? I also used it for a baby card I made for a work colleague. It features a heap of my retired favourites, as well as a word cut by my Silhouette Cameo and sentiment from Praiseworthy Prose, so I could get the colours and style just perfect for the mum-to-be who doesn’t know if she’s having a girl or a boy! This card is double the size of a normal card, made by folding an A4 sheet in half.
Next up on the blog hop is the sketch queen herself, Siobhan Fitzsimmons!
Have a great (crafty) weekend!