Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches: Thankful

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Karren and here’s what I did with it!
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I recently got a couple of oversize sentiments for slimlines - this "thankful" from Trinity Stamps being one of them. As I was looking at it, I was also thinking that the larger palette of a slimline would work well with one of my all-time favorite leaves - Honey Bee Stamps Lovely Layers Maple Leaf.  It has a separate background and detail die so can look wonderful with just a couple of die cuts.

I cut the background of the leaf out of the Vivid Craft Consortium Ink Drops pad and topped it with some champagne foil. The hint of soft blue in one leaf drove the background of the thankful; I like how the blue pops with all of the rich fall colors.

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Fall cards are one of the few that I attempt to splatter. (I'm not a fan of the lack of control when splattering!)  It's a richly colored season but it's also a bit "messy" as the leaves are falling. Splatters just feel right to give it that feeling.  Then I realized I had a slimline die with wonky stitching. To me, that said breeze and blowing leaves.  I know - I'm overthinking this - but I like how it all came together!

I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


Dies: Honey Bee Stamps Lovely Layers Maple Leaf, Trinity Stamps Scripty Thanks and Wonky Stitched Wilderness Slimline Series

Paper: Craft Consortium Ink Drops - Vivid, Stampin' Up Rich Razzleberry, Seaside Spray, Crumb Cake and Champagne Foil

Other: Fun Stampers Journey Black Licorice Silk, Stampin' Up Champagne gems


  1. A beautiful Fall card, Kim! I love these gorgeous leaves that remind me of stained glass.

  2. Totally wow! Those leaves are fabulous! Beautifully done my friend!

  3. Thanks for this beautifully inspiring take on the sketch. I love the colors and the gorgeous pop of blue!

  4. This card is just gorgeous Kim! Those leaves are so divine! The colours are amazing! Love that big sentiment and the stitching! Perfect for fall!

  5. Gorgeous card, Kim! The leaves are absolutely stunning!

  6. Wow! Those leaves are amazing. Such a wonderful pattern and the foil really makes them pop. Gorgeous card!

  7. These leaves are glorious!! All the colors and details are so pretty.

  8. This card is absolutely gorgeous, Kim! I just love this fabulous maple leaf with the colored background and the foil outline.


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