Saturday, June 16, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #39

I just wasn't sure about this week's Freshly Made Sketches' sketch.  The samples were all very wonderful, but I just couldn't envision a finished product of my own.  But once I found this cute damask paper in the Stella and Rose 6x6 pad from My Mind's Eye, the whole card just started to fall into place.  I used the cute little sentiment from Fiskar's All Year Greetings stamped in Mocha Mama, a fabulous chalk ink from Quick Quotes.  I forget how wonderful their ink works for stamping sentiments.  The flower is my favorite one from the Silhouette Design Studio, but this time I made a little change to it.  While it's my favorite flower, it's really a pain in the rear to put together in a small size.  So I took a little time this time to copy, paste and weld the smaller petals together so I could put it together in much fewer steps.  It worked perfectly, but, of course, this time I was using a larger flower, so I'll have to give it a try on a smaller flower down the road to see just how much easier it really is.  I added a little Old Paper Distress Ink to give the flower and leaves a little more depth.  An Irock gem from Imaginesce finished it off.  I truly think it's one of my favorites.  It may be very simple, but that's the way I like it. 

4 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

The flower is just lovely against that patterned backdrop! Pretty card!

Jen Timko said...

Simply lovely! That damask paper is beautiful. Glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen said...

That flower is lovely. It sure doesn't look like it's a pain to put together, it just looks wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Ann Schach said...

Such a pretty card! The flower is the perfect focal point. Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!