Saturday, September 5, 2020

Celebrating You!

Hello there! Today I'm sharing a card I created using the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches...and a new (to me) technique called "swinking" ;)

Here's the sketch:

...and here's my card:

I used the "swinking" technique (swiping an ink pad directly onto the paper) to create the two vertical swooshes behind the flowers. This is such a fun technique, and there are lots of ways to swink!!! My friend, Ardyth, has a great video showing lots of examples. You can find a link to the video in her blog post HERE.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: Sketchbook Florals (Taylored Expressions), The Inside Scoop - For Her (Taylored Expressions)

Cardstock: White and Kraft (Ink To Paper)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Persian Blue (Altenew), VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Copic Sketch Markers: Y35, Y38, YR04, YR09, YG05, YG07

Embossing Powder: Queen's Gold (Ranger)

Other: Gold Gansai Tambi Single Color (purchased at Ellen Hutson)

Dies: Sketchbook Florals (Taylored Expressions), Basic Set (Mama Elephant), Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn)



  1. Fabulous take on the sketch, this is pretty!

  2. BIG fan of that inking! What a fantastic card. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  3. Perfect example of swinking, Lisa & just the right background for your beautiful blooms!