Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches: Can't Wait to See You

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by me! I hope you like it!!
FMS 447

As is so often the case with me, I start out with one idea and end up going in an entirely different direction.  This sketch was put together for the rainbow of paper stripes that I'm seeing everywhere and am loving! But my card ended up with soft ink-blended stripes.

 After I put the sketch together, this lovely leafy border die just showed up in my stash.  Not a big change - I figured I'd do a green/blue rainbow of paper stripes but it just seemed too heavy for the delicate leaves.  I had seen a card by Jill Hawkins using a striped stencil that overlapped.  That are 3/4" stripes but there's less than 3/4" between the stripes.  So after brushing on the first rainbow of color, just shift the stencil and apply the second rainbow.  Then I didn't want to cover any of it, so a simple "hello", a splash of gems and it's done!


The hardest part was keeping the inks straight.  I pulled out 9 colors in a rainbow of blues to yellows.  I then alternated them so that I first applied every other color of the rainbow, then I shifted the stencil and went to the other stack. Whew!

I hope you play along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches. I'd love to see what you create with the sketch.

Dies: Altenew Fancy Hello and Leafy Border
Stencil: Taylored Expressions 3/4" Stripes


  1. Love those soft colours and what a fabulous border die, so delicate, beautiful card, Cathy x

  2. So elegant - so perfect! Love the soft inkiness and that die cut is wonderful!

  3. Oh, I like this Kim, it's so pretty!

  4. This is PERFECTION!! I am loving how you made those soft stripes and then used that border. AMAZING design!

  5. Your ink-blended stripes are gorgeous! As is the leafy die and pretty sentiment. Oh, it's all gorgeous!

  6. This is such a beautiful card Kim! I just love those stripes. They're so pretty! Love that sentiment as well. Thanks for a great sketch this week!

  7. Beautiful card Kim! Those stripes are just lovely and the leafy diecut is fabulous! The sketch is a keeper too!

  8. This is really fantastic! I just love the stripes and the leaves and everything. Thanks for a great sketch this week!


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