Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sketches By the Tide

Hello Stamping Friends!

Today, I have 2 cards which came about as I tried out a SCS color challenge (coastal cabana, so saffron, tangerine tango)...I am still catching up on those!  Both cards also work for a sketch challenge.  The first card is for Freshly Made Sketches.

I decided to use SU's "By the Tide" to make my own patterned paper.  I stamped all over half a sheet of whisper white.  Fast, clean, and simple...makes it easy to make multiple cards.  I had some gaps, so I actually added a bit of smoky slate ink.  That is what led me to use smoky slate for the card base on this first card.  The sentiment is from "Happiest Birthday Wishes." I still have lots of this striped tangerine ribbon, so it was great to have a reason to use some.  My tag corner punch added a bit of detail, and I decided to put the tag on an angle.  I sponged a bit of coastal cabana ink on the edges for some color contrast.

The next card uses the color scheme, plus a recent SCS sketch challenge found here.  The so saffron piece is embossed with a Cuttlebug circles folder, then lightly sponged with coastal cabana.  I used my sizzix circle die to cut out a piece of tangerine pattern paper.  I used another sentiment from "Happiest Birthday Wishes," then punched it out with the large scallop circle.  Striped tangerine ribbon, plus saffron candy dots finish it up.  

I mentioned that I made half a sheet of my own pattern paper.  That allowed me to make 2 each of these cards.  Fantastic way to make several cards in one sitting!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Great background stamping on your pretty birthday cards! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Gorgeous cards, love the coloured stamping :)

  3. Great cards! I love how you've collaged stamped the images from By The Tide and I love the addition of the Tangerine Tango ribbon - I still have some too! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!