Giving Thanks – Freshly Made Sketches 208

In preparing this post I discovered that I haven’t played along with the Freshly Made Sketches‘ challenge since the 200th sketch…8 weeks ago! Yikes!

I was so inspired by the wonderful designs from the design team that I just had to sit down and create a card with Cindy Hall’s sketch:

Giving Thanks – Freshly Made Sketches 208I’m really loving the colors in this one and I had so much fun coloring the pumpkins! Did I mention yet that I purchased a ScanNCut2? If I haven’t and you haven’t heard of it, please use the link to check it out–this machine is A.W.E.S.O.M.E.

With the machine I was able to cut out both the basket full of pumpkins AND the itty bitty pumpkins after I had them colored. Just slipped the paper right into the machine and BAM, now I have die cuts…AND I can choose the depth of the border around them! SO cool!!

Lawn Fawn’s 6×6 paper pack Into the Woods have really framed the pumpkins nicely and really help them pop. Of course, Stampin’ Dimensionals give them a bit of pop too 🙂

Giving Thanks – Freshly Made Sketches 208ShinHan Touch Twin Brush Markers helped me color my stamped image in. If you haven’t heard of them, they are the product giving Copic a run for it’s money. They have a wonderful brush tip to work with, and have a lower price point…yippee!!

Isn’t the script font of the sentiment amazing? The stamp set is called Scripted by Papertrey Ink and the sentiment carries on to the inside of the card:

Giving Thanks – Freshly Made Sketches 208I was inspired by Kim Singdahlsen‘s card to use the cross stitch borders that I forgot I had. Thanks Kim, I love them!

Clean, simple and a POP of color…I’m so in tickled with how this turned out! I would love to hear what you think as well, your feedback only makes me a better artist!!

Giving Thanks – Freshly Made Sketches 208Wishing you joy and blessings!

Products Used:

Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White by Papertrey Ink

Pattern Paper: Into the Woods by Lawn Fawn

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Early Expresso by Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Vintage Picnic and Scripted by Papertrey Ink

Dies: Cross Stich Circle STAX by MFT Stamps and Envelope Liner Die by Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  MISTI; ScanNCut2; ShinHan Touch Twin Brush Markers

Embellishments: Neutrals Candy Dots by Stampin’ Up!


  1. Cindy Hall says:

    This is a wonderful card, Shannon! I love the images and the awesome coloring and am so glad you were inspired by the design team’s cards this week! Thanks for the tips about the cutter and markers. I HAVE to go check the out now… Thanks for playing along with my sketch at FMS this week!

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