Good Afternoon! I am really feeling inspired by card challenges! Here is this weeks’ Freshly Made Sketch challenge. A simple layout almost makes it harder I think. My first thought was flowers! Of course if you know me this is no surprise. I love flowers and tend to buy those style stamps. Anyone else do that too? Mostly stick to one type of stamp?
I initially thought DSP with a floral pattern but then noticed my as yet untouched stamp set Timeless Texture (Wood 140514 / Clear (140517). I love texture stamps almost as much as flowers and this set has some great textures! I challenged myself to use soft colors for this challenge. I usually tend to go for brights. I chose Balmy Blue (146982), Daffodil Delight (119683), and Mint Macaron (138337).
I used Whisper White (100730) as my card base. For the first layer I chose Balmy Blue card stock and stamped all over with Timeless Texture ink (Wood 140514 / Clear 140517). Then I cut a 2 1/2″ X 4″ strip of Daffodil Delight (119683) and embossed it with the Lovely Floral embossing folder (148048). I stamped a sentiment from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set (143662) and attached the strip to the card and thought I was done.
The next day I looked at my card and thought it needs something else. Since I was working today with Eastern Beauty (143675) and the coordinating Eastern Medallions Thinlits (143725). One of the dimensional flowers seemed perfect. I cut the flower out of Daffodil Delight (119683) and added a blue gem for the middle of the flower.
I also needed a branch or sprig of leaves and instantly thought of Petal Palette (wood 145785/ clear 145788) and the coordinating Petals & More Thinlits (145655). The sprig of leaves fit just right. This I cut out of Mint Macaron (138337) using my trusty Big Shot (143263) and attached it to the card and placed the flower on top.
I think the additions helped the card immensely. What do you think?
Today is the last day for ordering Paper Pumpkin kits to get the August kit! Order your first kit and get 50% off your first month. Cancel or put on hold at any time before the 10th of the month. See details on the August promotions page. This month begins the new Paper Pumpkin Club on August 23rd from 7-9pm. Everyone who orders Paper Pumpkin from me or is a member of SunnyLu Stampers is invited to come with no extra cost involved. Our club will meet each month on the fourth Thursday of the month. Join the fun as we put together our kits, get inspiration from each other, and enjoy a night out with other Stampers! I have heard rumors that October’s kit is going to be really special!
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