The Ornate Garden suite is available now as a sneak peek for the 2020 catalog, which comes out on June 3rd. I’ve seen it and it is spectacular! As a demo, I’ve even been able to pre-order select items. My pre-order arrived yesterday and I have been playing with my new toys, er, products! Ask me how you can pre-order now as well!

Ornate Garden’s Floral DSP Does All the Work

As soon as I saw the challenge sketch I knew I was using Ornate Garden.

Here’s my card:

Here’s the challenge banner:

The Freshly Made Sketches challenges are all about clean and simple. Since the Ornate Garden DSP does all the work and carries the card. I used three of the coordinating colors for the different mats. When I am planning a card and need more than one mat, I lay pieces of cardstock on top of each other in layers. I moved the cardstock around in different orders underneath the DSP. That’s how I decided that the Early Espresso needed to be the mat for the DSP. That mat really frames the cardstock and helps it to pop off the card.

I used Old Olive for the base mat, then topped it with Terracotta Tile. Honestly, this color didn’t impress me until I purchased the Ornate Garden products. Now, I really like how it coordinates with this suite! It’s a show stopper for this pattern! After running this mat through my Big Shot in the Subtle 3D embossing folder, I layered it on top of the Old Olive.

Following the Sketch

The sketch calls for a simple sentiment banner, but the banner I created just seemed too plain by itself, even with this fabulous font and sentiment. I decided to use the Terracotta Tile ink, the Daisy Lane stamp set, and the small daisy punch to create a daisy. After stamping and punching two daisies, I just needed to layer then together.

I used dimensionals for the layered sentiment banner and the daisy. In order to keep the daisy on the same level of the banner, I only put one dimensional on the left side of the daisy. The liquid multipurpose adhesive allowed me to glue the right side of the daisy directly onto the sentiment banner.

Finishing Touches

The clean and simple lines of this card are very pleasing to the eye, at least in my humble opinion. The only embellishment I thought I needed was for the center of the daisy. I used my clear Wink of Stella to cover just the center. It’s a very subtle touch, which works well with the challenge to keep it clean and simple.

I used the fern stamp from Daisy Lane to triple stamp the inside bottom right corner. I did the same thing to the bottom right corner of the envelope.

After adhering a piece of the same pattern DSP to the envelope flap, I had finished this card set.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Please stay safe, healthy, during the reopenings going on around us all. It’s important to not go too fast, and it’s much better to be safe than sorry.

Have a Peachy Day!


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Do You Want to Place an Order?

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Remember, any order over $50 qualifies for a FREE gift from me AND a free catalog for the 2020 – 2021 calendar year!   I’ve seen it, it is fabulous, and I have a rather extensive wishlist for the pre-order available to demos NOW!  Here’s a preview of the front cover, which is all I can show you right now!

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