Freshly Made Sketches #49

is time for a new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  The fun sketch this week is brought to us by
Jen Mitchell. The sketch design features a square card with circle elements.  You are welcome to change up the shapes in the design.  I kept the square design, but added leaves in place of the circles.  With school back in session, fall is right around the corner!


I made a puddle pad to ink up my leaves.  What is a puddle pad?  A puddle pad can easily be made by adding re-inkers to a folded baby wipe.  Think of it as making your own custom ink pad, in a disposable form.  I added a few drops of Olive, Autumn Terracotta and Sunflower on my baby wipe, letting the colors run together.  I then inked up my image the same as you would with any ink pad.  You get a slightly different look with each inking.  Even if you do not have little ones in the house, baby wipes are great to have in the craft room.  I use them for cleaning up all sorts of spills.  They are super handy!

 All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

1388 Colonial White Cardstock

1243 Goldrush Cardstock

X7160B Flirty Paper Pack

Z2137 Olive Inkpad

Z2237 Olive Reinker

Z2250 Sunflower Reinker

Z2201 Autumn Terracota

B1395 So Grateful

C1494 Card Word Puzzle

Z1760 Burlap Ribbon

Chicken Wire Embossing Folder-Provocraft

I have entered my card in the following challenges:


Crafter’s Circle
 -Rich and Earthy Colours

Coffee & Cards
 – Embossing        

Ribbon Carousel Challenge -Embossing

Forum Challenges

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure and stop by Freshly Made Sketchesto enter  your creation and to check out the great cards by the design team!  The linky for the challenge closes on Monday at noon (PDT).

26 thoughts on “Freshly Made Sketches #49”

  1. Beautiful card! Love the look of your leaves and thanks for sharing your Puddle Ink technique with us. I use baby wipes to clean my stamps in my craft room so I don't have to run to the kitchen or bathroom to clean my stamps. Saves me a lot of time.

  2. Fabulous colour you've given these leaves! Love how they're popped up to! Thanks so much for sharing how you created your own ink pad! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  3. Your card is sensational! Love the chicken wire embossing folder. It's the first I've seen it.
    Your puddle pad is clever, I've messed up many things trying to ink the edges with a marker.

  4. Beautiful card. The leaves are definitely rich and earthy — just lovely. I so like the embossing folder that you used. Thank you for joining us this week in the challenge at Card Crafter's Circle.

  5. I love this technique and it's perfect for Autumn leaves! Love that chicken wire embossing. It gives the card a nice country look.

  6. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles monthly challenges for our * Nature * challenge.

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

  7. I love those beautifully colored leaves. And the chickenwire background is fabulous! I know it's almost here, but I can't believe that fall is right around the corner!

  8. Wow, Allisa! You are quickly becoming one of my favorite stampers! This card is amazing. I love the 'puddle technique' and how it looks on this card. Very cool embossing, too.

  9. Allisa, this is stunning!! I love your take on this sketch with the leaves and puddle pad. I must try that one day. It's gorgeous. How did you do the white diamond look? Or is that how the paper comes? Beautiful card.


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