Freshly Made Sketches Turns 400!
FMS has a month-long celebration planned, and this week’s sketch is from FMS#1. The original sketch remains classic. I’ve combined the two challenges, mixing the old classic with new colors.
Here are the banners for both FMS and Just Add Ink:
Here’s my card:
Pretty Peacock, Terracotta Tile, and Grapefruit Grove, Oh My!
The bold, new In Colors of Pretty Peacock and Terracotta Tile are balanced with the subtle Grapefruit Grove. I chose to use two of the In Color DSP patterns. Imagine my happiness when I noticed that the Terracotta Tile square could easily be lined up on a perfect diagonal from the Pretty Peacock pattern.
After putting those two DSP pieces down, I tried to figure out what shape I wanted to add. Basically, this card came together very quickly and easily, especially when I decided to use the large and medium daisy stamps and punches from the Daisy Lane cling stamp set. I used Grapefruit Grove for all three pieces of the daisy, and stamped two with Terracotta Tile and one with the Grapefruit Grove, which I then punched out. For the required horizontal component, I layered Polka Dot tulle ribbon and the end of the SAB Grapefruit Grove ribbon tied in a square knot. A little tip for layering ribbon: I used tear and tape on the ribbon on the underside of the card before I tried tying it.
Adding Height and Interest
Dimensionals add dimension to the top two parts of the daisy. I just glued the bottom layer to the front of the card. After adhering the daisy, I really thought I needed to add something to it without adding any more height. Therefore, I added a couple of layers of clear Wink of Stella to the center of the daisy. As I colored, I thought I would also add dimension to the middle layer, especially since I stamped Grapefruit Grove on itself. It would have been much easier to outline each petal with the Wink of Stella before putting all the layers together. However, the clear bling on the petals really created a more detailed middle layer.
Here’s a close-up of the daisy with the Wink of Stella:
I added Pretty Peacock punched sprigs under the flower, and three Grapefruit Grove enamel dots from the Happiness Blooms enamel dots. The sentiment comes from the same stamp set, as does the inside sentiment, which I also stamped in Pretty Peacock. I stamped the inside sentiment over a two layer large daisy. The first stamping was full strength and without reinking, I stamped the second set of petals.
Here’s the inside of the card:
With that,I’d finished the card. After glueing In Color DSP on the envelope flap, I stamped the smaller daisy on the front of it. Now, I’ve finished all the parts of this card/envelope set.
Thank you for stopping by today to check out Daisy Lane for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches and Just Add Ink challenges.
Happy a Peachy day!
Daisy Lane cling stamp set, item # 149325
In Color DSP 2019 – 2021, item # 149617
Pretty Peacock ink pad, item #150083
Pretty Peacock cardstock, item # 150880
Grapefruit Grove cardstock, item # 146972
Terracotta Tile ink pad, item # 150086
Daisy punches, item # 143713, medium daisy, item # 149517
Wink of Stella, item # 141897
Dimensionals, items #104430
TomBow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, item # 110755
Polka Dot Tulle ribbon, item # 146912
Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, item # 148805
Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730
You Know You Want to …….
If you would like to order this fabulous stamp set today and live in the U.S. please CLICK HERE to be connected to my store. With just a few simple supplies, you, too, can create fabulous cards, and I would be honored to help you do so. Be sure to check out two of the kits featured in the annual catalog, since they are all inclusive. The first kit is the Poppin’ Birthday Past Kit, item 152024. The second kit is the Looking Up Card Kit, item 149651.