Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge #15 – Follow Your Dreams

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge #15 – Follow Your Dreams

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Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge!  We are so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!®  Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

Welcome to our 15th sketch challenge blog hop! This month it was me who had a pleasure to create a sketch we are gonna work with. Here it is:


When creating this sketch, I won’t be lying, I had our new Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies in mind. And however I don’t have these dies yet (they are coming next week – a little pressie to myself for my 41 birthday *whoop whoop*😊), I hope to see them used a lot through this blog hop 😉

I know that in the ‘age’ of everything ‘clean and simple‘ and ‘less is more‘ in crafting world, layered, ‘busy’ and distressed cards are kinda faux pas. But I can’t help I love them the most! I love all the organic, (sometimes messy) creative process of designing a card.


For my card base I’ve used Island Indigo cardstock (standard top folding A6 size). First layer is Vellum that measure 4”x 5-5/8” and next one is Whisper White 3-7/8”x 5-1/2” panel which I stamped using Hardwood background stamp in Sahara Sand. But because it felt rather ‘boring’ I also added few ‘splotches’ from Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Mint Macaron, stamping them off couple of times. I distressed the edges of my panel using regular scissors.

I also created similar panel for the inside of the card, but this time I also stamped off  the Hardwood image few times, so it wasn’t as crisp as the one on the card front.


I took two pieces of Blooms & Bliss DSP, which measure 4”x 1” each, and cut them into banners. One of banners I adhered flat down using fast fuse (I finally get hold of it whoo hoo!😉) and second one I pop with dimensionals with few lengths of Linen Thread underneath.

To create large roses I punched six flowers using Pancy punch from Mint Macaron cardstock (three flowers create one dimensional rose). For white tiny roses I punched nine flowers using Petite Petals punch (again three flowers create one rose). I also punched one petite petals flower from Mint Macaron cardstock to create tiny leaves: I cut the shape apart so I end up with two double ‘leaves’ and one single ‘leaf’. White roses appeared bit ‘blunt’ so I decided to add some interest to them: using Island Indigo ink and small paint brush I added some ‘speckles’ to them.

I also decided to add some sparkle to my flowers. I dipped the edges of petals first in watered down Multipurpose Liquid Glue and next in Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and let it dry. Once they were ready I adhered them to the card with glue dots.


For the sentiment I decided to use this awesome quote you probably seen many times around the net: “Follow your dreams”. We might don’t have a stamp set with this sentiment, but this is where our amazing various alphabet sets come in handy.

Using Labeler Alphabet stamp set and Basic Black Archival ink pad, I stamped “follow your” on a 2/8” wide strip of Whisper White cardstock and cut it apart. Next, using Brushwork Alphabet stamp set and Basic Black Archival ink pad again, I stamped “Dreams” on a Whisper White panel that measure 7/8”x 3-1/2”, and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder for extra oomph. I pop ‘narrow’ part of the sentiment with dimensionals. For wider piece I created a vellum mat that measure 3-5/8”x 1”, and adhered them to the card front with fast fuse.


Do you like my project?! If so, please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you!

As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online shop and don’t forget to enter the hostess code for the month of November 2Y6YG2MUCheck the details  here…

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Your next stop is Jillian’s blog  go and see what she has made for you.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!


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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Angelina (Intatwyne Designs)
    Nov 19, 2016 @ 10:15:57

    This is lovely Anna, it was a great sketch to work with.

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  2. littleowlcrafts
    Nov 19, 2016 @ 12:39:50

    Gorgeous card Anna!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Jillian
    Nov 19, 2016 @ 14:22:16

    Beautiful card Anna and a brilliant sketch xx

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Justyna (Perfect Crafts)
    Nov 19, 2016 @ 16:26:12

    Beautiful card Ania. Thank you for the fabulous sketch xx

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  5. craftystamping
    Nov 19, 2016 @ 16:44:15

    Lovely card Anna – you and I used the same papers – how weird – love how youve done the flowers – I don’t have any of those petal punches – I did however use the stitched framelits – sorry lol!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. sallystampers
    Nov 19, 2016 @ 18:04:30

    Gorgeous card Anna. Beautiful flowers and I love the distressed look.xx

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Jerim Dickins
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 00:20:48

    awwww love the flowers! beautiful!!

    Liked by 1 person


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