Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge

Are you looking for a bit of stampin' motivation?  Try this sketch challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  This layout is simple enough that it allows for all kinds of creatiivity.  You can take a look at all of the Design Team Members at Hand Stamped Sentiments to see what we have been crafting utilizing this design map.
I am captivated by the stitches in the Needle and Thread images.  When inked just right, not too heavily nor too light, these floral embroidered images look dimensional and like they are actually hand sewn.  My mood was all about blue flowers so that was how I started my color palette.  Then I grabbed some peach and coral to pair with the Blueberry Bushel and then included some Pear Pizzaz to bring the colors full circle.

My top fold card base is Thick Whisper White and it's stitched twice with the larger decorative piece from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits.  I also used the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut the DSP and Petal Pink central pieces.  All the florals and leaves stamped with images from Needle and Thread were cut from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits.  The coordination of these two products is fantastic--the options are huge.  The vellum cardstock butterflies are stamped from an image in the Needle and Thread set, but there is not a frame lit to match it.  Instead it fits the smaller piece from Butterfly Duet Punch.

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