Magnolias for Fusion and Freshly Made Sketches

A Clean Sketch

The Fusion Challenge always has options: use just the sketch, use the theme, or combine them. The theme this week is Winter. We haven’t had winter weather, or our version of it, in Florida, yet. Although we are in for a few cold days this week.

Therefore, I used just the sketch from Fusion, which also matched the Freshly Made Sketches 418. Here are both banners:

Here’s my card:

Thinking About This Sketch

A couple of the Fusion design team members created cards with stitching on the rounded panel. I thought about that for days, searched my die sets, and couldn’t come up with something for the correct shape. I finally decided to use a saucer to create that panel. Thankfully, I remembered to trace the saucer on the backside of the magnolia DSP so I didn’t have to deal with erasing pencil marks.

Since I knew I wanted to go with the Petal Pink background panel, I had to figure out what to do so the whole thing didn’t just look blah. I decided to add the Mossy Meadow liner, but then needed to tie all three papers together. That’s when I decided to use Mossy Meadow for the base of the card. I traced the saucer on Mossy Meadow, cut it out, and trimmed it down.

True to form, I cropped the Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow layers so there aren’t full sheets of cardstock under the panel. Even though I used Mossy Meadow, I think the whole card appears soft and clean.

Finishing Touches

For some reason, I had the Whisper White scalloped oval in my page protector of white “scraps”, which gave me the perfect start to a sentiment panel. I didn’t want a stark white sentiment piece, so I stamped the single magnolia in Petal Pink, and then added the sentiment in Mossy Meadow. Even with dimensionals, the plain white scalloped oval would just fade into the magnolia DSP. Therefore, I used the oval stitched shape die and cropped it in Petal Pink.

The final touch was to add a Whisper White panel to the inside of the card. I stamped the flourish from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set on the bottom of the inside panel and adhered it down.

After I added a panel of the Magnolia DSP to the envelope flap, I had finished this card and envelope set.

As always,

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Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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