Casual Friday ~ Poppy Sketches and Fri-Dies

I found another sketch challenge.  What can I say?  I love sketches.  They always get my mojo flowing.  This one comes with a built in color challenge too.  BONUS!  Sometimes I get stuck in a color rut and just keep choosing my favorite combos that I know work together. It's nice when someone gives me a new combo to try.

I was so inspired that I actually made two cards using similar supplies.  Did I mention the name of the challenge yet?  It's called Poppy Sketches and this week it is being sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays.  That means there is a chance to win PRIZES!

The vellum strip on both cards was stamped with Love Notes in Pistachio Pudding and then the sentiment was stamped in Bermuda Bay.  It takes awhile for the ink to dry on vellum, so sprinkled it with clear embossing powder, then heat set it with my heat tool.

This led to a new challenge, the vellum strip now had a "wave" and  adhesive can be seen through the strip.  To solve that I did too things.  I adhered the vellum with washi tape and then used clear foam adhesive to make it look like I wanted the vellum to wave.  :)  It sort of reminds me of the way old sheet music looks.

The 4 petal set Fri-Dies were one of the giveaways I got at StampNation Live 2014, so I decided to pull them out and give them a try.  It was a nice surprise when the die cut and embossed at the same time.  I added some candy dots to the center of each petal on my first card.  As the petals were laying there I thought they looked like little butterflies, so on the next card I folded up the "wings" and added a body + antennae with a black fine tip pen.

Stamps: Love Notes (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
Paper/Ink (all SU): Coastal Cabana, Crisp Canteloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Misc: 4 Petal Fri-Die (CFS), Chevron Washi Tape, Score Board, Clear Foam Adhesive, Clear Embossing Powder, Brights Candy Dots (SU)


Laura Davis said...

Beautiful cards! I love the vellum, I need to use it more it looks so soft and pretty!
Thanks for playing at Poppy Sketches!

~amy~ said...

seriously fun Heather! I'm so happy you joined us! Both of your cards are wonderful!

Lisa Petrella said...

Both of these cards are so pretty! And such a creative idea to turn the 4 petal die-cuts into sweet little butterflies!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Poppy Sketches!

Renee' Morris-Dezember said...

Both of your cards are just darling...your butterflies are too cute! Thanks for playing along this week :)

Amy C said...

Love both of your beautiful cards and the embellishments you used for the dots on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Poppy Sketches!!

Lori said...

Both beautiful cards! Love the stamping on the vellum. Thanks for joining us at Poppy Sketches!