Ornate Garden for FMS436

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!


Color Combo:
Supplies Used:

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Sunday Stamps 218 Meets #GDP217

Daisy Lane Bundle

Sometimes a card just comes together in a flash. This card did just that. Global Design Project # 217’s color challenge for this week consists of Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow, and Crumb Cake. I had no idea what I could or would create. Then, I checked the Sunday Stamps challenge, and it all came together quickly.

Here’s my card:

Here are the challenge banners:

Sunday Stamps 218

Once I saw the circles on the sketch, I knew exactly what I was going to use to meet the sketch requirement. Daisies. Three daisies. Three Flirty Flamingo daisies.

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the daisies in Flirty Flamingo on the matching cardstock. The Stamparatus makes it so completely easy to stamp layers of ink perfectly aligned. Since I wanted something different, I grabbed the Flirty Flamingo DSP from the Brights 6 x 6 DSP and again used my Stamparatus. Then, all I had to do was use the large and small daisy punches to crop the flower parts. There’s one dimensional between the two layers of each of the daisies.

For the base, I layered Mossy Meadow on the bottom and Crumb Cake in the middle. The top layer had to be Whisper White in order for the daisies to pop.

In order to get the Mossy Meadow ferns, from the Daisy Lane stamp set, in the right places on the white, I needed to dry fit the flowers. Then it was a matter of figuring out where I wanted the ferns, stamp, dry fit again, and repeat.

Finishing Up

I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White. Then, I used the Rectangle Stitched dies to crop both the sentiment and the mat under it. The only two places I used the Crumb Cake are the middle base layer and the sentiment mat layer. However, I met the challenge.

After taking pictures for this post, I decided I needed some bling. Therefore, I added a small and large clear faceted gem to the center of two of the daisies. I feel like I should add another gem, but can figure out where to put it, so I guess I am done.

I stamped the small full daisy on the front of the envelope. Another DSP print, and the script is my favorite pattern, for the envelope flap.

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my cards.

Have a Peachy Day!


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Supplies Used

Daisy Lane stamp set, item # 149325

Daisy punch, item # 143713

Medium Daisy punch, item # 149517

Brights 6′ x 6″ DSP, item # 149613

Flirty Flamingo cardstock, item # 141416

Crumb Cake cardstock, item # 120953

Mossy Meadow cardstock, item # 133676

(OR Neutrals cardstock pack, item # 146977

Whisper White cardstock, 100730

Flirty Flamingo stamp pad, item # 147052

Mossy Meadow stamp pad, item # 147111

Stitched Rectangles die set, item # 148551

Dimensionals, item # 104430

Mini-dimensionals, item # 144108

Tombow liquid adhesive (my fav!), item # 110755

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