Sneak Peek: Peaceful Foil Petals for Retrosketches
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Hi Everyone.  Happy Thursday.

I hope you are all managing to stay warm and out of the way of the latest storm! 

One of the cards that I made last weekend used the unusual sketch from Unscripted Sketches



When I saw it, I realized I had the perfect thing to use for the sketch.  I had a reel of tickets that I received in the SSS January 2014 Loved card kit.  I really had no idea what to do with these tickets when the box arrived, but the sketch inspired me to get them out and put them to good use.  I paired them with an old Stampin' Up! rub on and, once again, got out my sewing machine!

Here's my take on the challenge:



To add a little more dimension and break the sentiment from the tickets, I scored three lines below the sentiment.  It almost looks as though the tickets have something to hang from :-)  I don't know about you, but I thought it was a great use of the tickets and that they work so well for the sketch.  My stitching still needs some work, however :-)

On a personal note:

Lou and I are still enjoying spending our last few days of vacation together.  I'm not quite ready to go back to work yet :-)

My thanks to Doris, Kelly, Loll, Rach and Terri for their comments on my Peaceful Foil card. Kelly, I loved the fact that you had snow and that there was just enough for the kids to go sledding and the dogs to romp!  Thanks also you to, Terri and Doris for your kind words.   Rach, I hope you are feeling better, my friend!  Loll, always happy to enable a fellow crafter :-)

Thanks to Colleen, Rach, Sandy, Loll, Marge and Kelly for their comments on my Peaceful Petals card.  I love that so many of you appreciated the vicarious sighting of a mink!  I hope he pops around again and that I can get a photograph this time.

I'll be back with another card tomorrow.  In the meantime stay warm and safe.  Warm hugs and prayers to those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:

  • Card stock:  Raspberry Ripple
  • Sentiment:  retired rubon
  • Accessories:  Fancy Pants beloved tickets


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debbie standard

What a creative and cute take on the sketch! Adorable! Thanks for playing at US!


Look at you breaking out the sewing machine again! What a fun take on the sketch! As I've said so often, sketch challenges are well, a *challenge* for me. This one looks like fun to tackle, though. :o)

I'm so glad you two have had so much time together. B is off until Monday and I've been so happy to have him home with me. :o) Alas, Lil had to return to school today. :o(

You guys stay warm too!


P.S. Hiya Lou! :o)

Colleen T in MT

Pretty cute if I must say so myself!

Here's a hint for your sewing: HOLD the card perfectly still and let the threaded needle go up and down 3-5 times in the "original" stitch hole to basically tie-a-knot at the beginning, then let the card loose and sew across. At the last hole, repeat the holding action once again to tie-a-knot at the end of the stitching in the last hole.

You do this with fabric, you do this with paper, you do this with card stock. My old treadle sewing machine has no back stitch, of course, and so this is how I anchor my stitching whenever I use the White treadle! Lets you have the same stitch length for every stitch across = neater, nicer, prettier stitches.

So far our snow is mainly up on the mountain peaks (fairly unusual for the middle of the Rockies where I live!) but winter isn't over. It's more fun to sit beside the warm fire and nosh on hot chocolate and cookies then freeze outside! In fact, it's warm enough for the squirrels to be out and about once again.

(Let me know how you do with the hint above...what you think!).

Kimberly Wiener

LOVE the stitching, and the Tickets, what FUN, the colors and design are so great!!!!!!!!!

Thanks so much for adding this lovely creation to the Sketch is Saturday Gallery this week! JUST FABULOUS!

Happy New Year!!!


Very creative way to use the tickets! Love the stitching. Thanks for joining US this week!


what a great looking card and very creative on use of the tickets and noticed that you're getting more use out of your sewing machine :}

Stay warm and enjoy the weekend.

Susan M. Brown {sbartist}

Thanks so much for joining us at Unscripted Sketches. Love the stitched tickets for you take on the sketch - it's so fun. Could you please do us the favour of linking back to the challenge so others can play along too (sorry I can't find a link). :)

Rebecca Ednie

You got a suggestion above for your sewing to allow the machine to stitch several stitches in the first hole by restraining your card and not allowing the feed dogs, the metal teeth, to pull the card forward. BAD idea in most machines. This will eat the cardstock producing a rough area on the back! However it does work if you have the ability to push a button to drop the feed dogs. But I prefer to just pull the top thread thru to the back, tie it off and trim it close. And your sewing looks fine anyways. This is a perfect style to let your tails show anyway!! Just squirt the tiniest drop of glue in the hole so it doesn't start to come loose.

You have given me such a good idea for using those tickets that I to got in my SSS kit! Brilliant! Thank You for playing with us at Unscripted Sketches this week! I hope you will join us next week!

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