Monday, June 29, 2015

Sketch 366- Monday Lunchtime Sketch - Tutorial

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to this week's Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  I am really excited about the card I made for this sketch and I'll tell you why.
I woke up Saturday morning and had a dear friend on my mind that I have not seen in a while.  I really believe that God lays those on your heart that need prayer and encouragement, so I prayed for her and then decided to make this card for her that I am sharing with you today.  My husband tells me all the time that I have a talent and doesn't understand why I don't send out all these cards I make.  When he said it today, it really made me think.  Only takes a few moments to write an address on an envelope, put a stamp on it and off it goes to a person who may just need that little bit of encouragement that day.  So maybe I should listen to my husband as God could be using him to speak His message to me.
So without further ado, here is my sample for this week's sketch and I also will show you how I did the butterfly.
Now let me show you a little tutorial on how I did the butterfly. 
I used the Sweet n' Sassy stamp set called "New Creature"  which you can find here.  I also used the "New Creature Dies" which coordinates with the stamp set and you can find it here.  So now on to my first photo and how I did it.
I used some spritzer's that I purchased with Stampin' Up! and I added ink drops and some water to the spritzer.  I also used some smooch spirtz that I got from Stampin' Up!, but you can purchase at Michael's or AC Moore and probably most craft stores.  I used the Water Color paper from Stampin' Up! as the base.  I then started spritzing and as you can see, got a little too much in the middle.  But that is OK, you can work around it. 
Here is what it looked like close up once I finished spritzing.  You can see the shimmer from the smooch spritz I used as the final spray.

I then took the stamp set and stamped it in black and the bottom one in black and purple.  That is the one I used for the card today.

Then using my dies, I cut them out.

Here is a close up on the card. 

Now you can do the same thing I did.  I do love this effect and it is almost like water coloring.
Hope you enjoyed your tutorial for today and please check out the rest of the design team samples.  I know you will love them and don't forget to play along with us for the next two weeks.
Have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sketch 365- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Hello all!  Well I am a date late in posting this as I was too busy yesterday and forgot to post it Sunday to post at 8:00 on Monday Morning, but that is OK.  At least I got it to our main blog in time for the Monday Lunchtime post.  So at least that part was done. I really enjoyed doing this card this week as I used a few different stamps for the front and inside.  Anyway, here is the sketch for this weeks challenge.
And here is my sample.
And the inside.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the rest of the design team samples and join in on our challenge.  Have a great week!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Sketch 364- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy Monday everyone and yes we have another Monday Lunchtime Sketch for you today.  The sketch is just fabulous and can be done clean & Simple or you can spoof it up some.  I am more of a clean and simple girl myself.  So let's look at this weeks sketch.
Don't you just love it?  And now for my sample.  But, first let me tell you why mine is opposite the sketch.  I actually started it and was using the sheet washi tape (love that stuff).  Once I got all the washi tape cut and put on the top part of the card, I realized the card was upside down.  So I just continued to put it together and then turned it to put the sentiment on.  I am just glad that it did not mess up the card. lol
Here is a side view of the card!  Shows the dimension.

And then the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to go and check out the rest of the design team samples.  You will be glad you did and while you are there link your card up to our link up.
Have a wonderful week everyone!