Thursday, August 10, 2017

Freshly Made Birthday

A quick post today to showcase a card I made for Freshly Made Sketches #300.


I actually made a different card and decided to change it up so it fit the challenge better.  All supplies are from the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  I started with a Crumb Cake card base and stamped the flowers from Touches of Texture stamp set.  I colored the flowers in with the white gel pen and the leaves with pear pizzazz stampin' marker.  Then I die cut the bird from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies from Pool Party cardstock.  I used my aqua painted and Tranquil Tide ink pad to add some contrasting color to the bird.  

Then I stamped a greeting from the Best Birds Photopolymer Stamp Set using Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  I die cut the circle using Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and then mounted it to a punched 2" circle from Tranquil Tide cardstock.  I cut the side off a length of Tranquil Tide 1/2" finely woven ribbon and pulled a few strands of the thread out and mounted it on the back of the circles using glue dots.  I added some mini silver sequin trim as well for a little bling.

Here is the original card I did as well.  The greeting came from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and I used both Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive markers on the leaves for some contrast.  Otherwise, everything else is the same.



  1. Wow! This is glorious! Love the way you've combined the stamp sets and the imaginative way you've used the sketch.

  2. Such lovely images. I love how you've used the branches as the panels on the sketch! Thank you for playing along with us on our 300th at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. These are both lovely!! I love how you added details with the gel pen on the flowers. So glad you joined our celebration this week at FMS!