Freshly Made Sketches #89

Rita has a great sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  I love the little banner details! Here is the original sketch for you to play with-

I could not resist adding in a little burlap to my card. 
All of the burlap features on my card are from the burlap ribbon by
Close To My Heart.  My “twine” is actually single strands of burlap
pulled from the ribbon.  My banners are cut from the ribbon as well. 
Have you ever attempted to cut burlap into banners and had your sharp
corners unravel on you?  Here is an easy fix….before cutting your
burlap, attach to a piece of coordinating cardstock.  I put ATG adhesive
on scrap piece of cardstock, then attach the burlap.  It is much easier
to apply the adhesive to the paper and adhere the burlap, vs applying
to the burlap first.  Once you have your burlap adhered, you can then
cut with scissors or die cut.  All of your strands will stay in place
and you will have crisp edges.

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

A1135 Quick Cards-Bumble Bee Stamp Set

X7164B Buzz & Bumble Paper Pack

1388 Colonial White Cardstock

Z2503 Basics Pigment Inks

Z2123 Goldrush Ink

Z821 Clear Embossing Powder

Z1760 Burlap Ribbon

Fishtail Dies by MFT

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Animal Friends Challenge-Bugs

Crafty Calendar Challenge-Things with Wings

Craft Room Challenge-Use your scraps

OLLCB-Inspired by Nature

QKR Stampede-Winged Creatures

Songbird Challenges-All Creatures Great & Small

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope to see your creation this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

20 thoughts on “Freshly Made Sketches #89”

  1. What fun! I ordered this stamp but have not used it yet. Burlap is the perfect touch. I had problems too with the point and ended up putting on some adhesive just on it and it held but using the paper too will be a bigger help. I had a bit of a mess at first. Love how you decorated the inside of the card. Thanks for the ideas!

    Chris R. from Iowa

  2. Oh, I love the burlap ribbon and the home-made burlap twine. And thanks for the tip about cutting it. That's a great idea!

  3. Love this card Allisa! I must say those bees are super fun! I love the honeycomb paper! Love the burlap! I always forget to use the burlap I have.

  4. Your card is absolutely beautiful, love the image! Great take on the sketch and those papers are fab!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    QKR Stampede Design Team Member

  5. Love all the burlap! I love the tips too. The one time I tried it I got very frustrated with all the unraveling. Now I might see if I do it again with the adhesive!

  6. Fabulous card, great tip about the hessian thank you. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  7. OMG, this card is amazing. Great work!!

    Thank you for joining us in the Songbird Challenge Blog.

    Hugs Linda

  8. I love how this card is coordinated so perfectly with the little bee and the wonderful honeycomb background. The burlap is a wonderful addition for the banners!

  9. I love how you use this stamp set and papers! Every one is incredibly beautiful! Love the addition of the burlap, too!

  10. Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thanks for joining in our "Things with Wings" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x


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