Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #399
First Frost for FMS#399 – today I played in the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. I am currently designing a swap card with this set, First Frost, so it was on my crafting table and got scooped up to play in the sketch. Follow along as I walk you through First Frost for FMS#399, from my design phases right through to the other end with a pretty terrific sample.
FMS#399 – Freshly Made Sketches
Here was my process today for First Frost for FMS#399
Step 1 – think out the sketch
So I started with the sketch from the FMS blog, and immediately was thinking of a stamped scene that would be split into parts. But I also wanted some background stamping as well. So I stamped one the Whisper White panel that was 3 x 3, and then cut into 1 1/2 inch squares and omitted the bottom right piece
Step 2 – stamp with First Frost
Then I stamped the background Whisper White panel that is 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 to mimic the original 3 x 3 stamped image. I also used a scrap piece of 2 x 2 cardstock to mask the bottom corner of my cardstock, so it would be clean for the sentiment to be added.
Step 3 – die cut with coordinating dies
Next, I die cut with the coordinating die set both some stamped images and some un-stamped shapes. So two Highland Heather sprigs, two Pear Pizzazz stalks. Then I stamped and die cut a spring with Highland Heather and also three rose images in Rococo Rose.
Step 4 – test your layout
Now to start layering the pieces together. First I laid all the layers, without adhesive, down on the 4 x 4. Gave it a quick look over. Then I decided I wanted the 1 1/2 x 1/2 squares to be edged. But I didn’t want to add another layer of paper. So I simply edged them with ink from my Highland Heather ink pad.
Step 5 – put it all together
Now I was ready to put my layers together. First I mounted the large Whisper White panel to a mounting panel of Highland Heather (4 x 4). Next that went on to a card base of Pear Pizzazz cut to 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 – so a 4 1/4 square card.
Next I add the Highland Heather sprigs with glue dots. Followed by the 3 squares with dimensionals. Then I added the stamped and die cut images with glue dots and dimensionals, to finish off the focal point.
In the end, I wanted just a little bit of sparkle too. So I added three flowered sequin from the Gingham Gala Sequin package.
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