Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Wise Men

Hello everyone. It is another Tuesday which means we have another wonderful sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches to share. This one is super classic. Here it is:

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I had lots of fun with this sketch. It gave me the perfect opportunity to try out a new die. (OK, not new. I got it last year but never got around to using it, so it was unopened which, in my book, counts as new!) The Wise Men die is from Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson. Isn't it lovely? I decided to go with a silhouette effect by cutting it out of black card. But before I get ahead of myself let me say that my card base is black matted with silver glittery paper from the DCWV "Glitzy Glitter" 12x12" pad.

I also got to use another new die (maybe I should use the term "unused" rather than new) for the corner piece. It is Spellbinder's Corner Flourish (S2-050).  I finished the card off by stamping the sentiment with black pigment ink and embossing with black powder onto a piece of the same silver glitter as the background. I matted it with black.

The whole card went together fairly quickly but is oh so stunning. I was quite pleased with the overall results!

You are going to find this sketch quite versatile. I don't know if you've noticed, but the last half dozen sketches have been really easy to work with and quite classic in design. I definitely have them in my "go to" file! I think you will also enjoy seeing the different ways the DT have used the sketch, so hop over to the TMS blog and have a look.

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  1. I just love the silver shimmer of the glittered cardstock with that long, tall die cut! It's a beautiful combination and the corner accent adds such a special touch to everything! L.O.V.E.

  2. That is a pretty die! Looks great with the shimmery paper. I just got some dies (baby stuffs)from this company at a stamp show yesterday! They where new to me. Can't wait to play with them.

  3. Beautiful card!! I love your wonderful dies!! They are perfect on this card together!

  4. I too love those dies Jenée, they look great as silhouettes over the shimmery silver - very elegant look!

  5. Beautiful card. Very elegant and classy. Thank you for stopping by my blog, I too like to decorate for Thanksgiving.. it sure does seem like a forgot Holiday. We shall keep it going.. with our cards and decorations ☺

  6. Lovely card - I love the glitter paper. It's gorgeous and perfect behind your silhouetted magi.