Saturday, September 15, 2012

Wishing You Blessings - Freshly Made Sketch Challenge

This week at Freshly Made Sketches, they are celebrating a year of sketches and you can choose any sketch from the past year to use. I love the one that I selected! It is shown below the card and it worked perfectly with the "Blessings of Peace" Stamp Set that I have been dying to use!
I tried a number of techniques with this card before I finally settled on using the Glitz Glitter Gels. I tried stamping the dove in Cashmere Pigment ink but it was way too light. I then tried embossing it with Clear Embossing Powder but it just turned it into a sheer image and you couldn't see it at all unless it was turned into the light. I also tried using Smoothie Pigment ink but that wasn't dark enough either, surprisingly. I finally settled on Colonial White ink and then went over it with the Glitz Glitter Gels. I guess you never know what works until you try...


Products are all Close To My Heart

Paper: Pear and Partridge Paper Pack, New England Ivy Cardstock, Smoothie Cardstock
Stamps: Blessings of Peace
Inks: Colonial White Dye Ink
Accessories: Artiste Cartridge,Olive Ribbon (ret.), Buttons - Pink Assortment, Baker's Twine - Paradise Assortment and Harvest Assortment, Glitz Glitter Gels - Red, Green, Stardust and Almond, Sparkles from Avonlea Card WOTG Kit, Foam Tape


  1. Very pretty! I especially love your use of twine on this card!

  2. Wonderful job with the sketch, Alyson! I especially love the color and paper choices, and that button treatment is fabulous! Really great card! Thank you for joining us for our first anniversary at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Hi Alyson! Wow! I love your card! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Such a stunning card! Wow, love the glimmer and the fabulous "bow" behind the button! Thank you for joining us for our first anniversary at Freshly Made Sketches!


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