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Simply sketched 129672LHi Stamping Friends!

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Today, I'm featuring my second Simply Sketched hostess set project from last night's class.  I just love how it turned out and it it's really a pretty quick card to create. 

Simply sketched bird - two cool 

CASEd from Lisa Young at Add Ink & Stamp.

I couldn't make up my mind what color of card base I wanted, so I tried out both Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana.  My class attendees got to select their choice.

Simply sketched bird - suede  

Bird Image—I stamped the bird image in Early Espresso onto the 4-7/8" x 3-5/8" Whisper White card stock.  Then I stamped again on scrap and colored the robin in using Baked Brown Sugar and Cajun Craze ink and a Blender Pen.  The colored bird is hand-cut and popped with a Dimensional.

Gorgeous Shoreline Effect—I used the medium-size splotch from the Gorgeous Grunge set to add a couple of stamps of Coastal Cabana water along the corner.  On this version, I stamped off the color once before stamping onto the card. 

I followed that with the Gorgeous Grunge splatter stamp inked in Baked Brown Sugar to give the effect of sand and rock.  So subtle and easy to give the effect of the water's edge.

Simply sketched bird - suede 2 

Finishing Touches—I made this darker version into a sympathy card with the sentiment from Simply Sketched.  It's die-cut with that cute little label shape from the Circle Thinlits set.

I matted the stamped layer with some Early Espresso measuring 5" x 3-3/4", then tied it with some retiring Soft Suede 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon before adhering it to the card front. 

Simply sketched bird - cabana    

Brighter—I thought the brighter, Coastal Cabana version looked more like a birthday card.  I just adore this set because it makes awesome masculine cards.  I think this card could go either way, don't you?

Simply sketched bird - cabana 2 

Bolder—I stamped the shoreline elements at full-strength this time for a bolder look. 

Shimmery—If you see some shimmering flecks, you're not imagining them.  I felt like the card needed a little something more, so I pulled out my retired Champagne Shimmer Mist, added it to my Color Spritzer with some rubbing alcohol, and spritzed it on!  Man, I sure do miss that instant sparkle spritz.  I'd spray it on every card if I could (right, Carmen?!).
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1 thought on “Last Day For FREE Shipping & Another Simply Sketched!”

  1. Great cards Angie!!!!
    I think I like the Coastal Cabana one the best….IF I HAD to pick a “best”!!! 🙂
    I like how you created 2 different looking cards with the same stamps and the same techniques!!!! what a great way to have multiple cards for different occasions without having to pull out a TON of stuff… lol
    Thank you for your detailed explanation of how you did the cards… that really inspires me to follow along and create!!!


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