Here is our sketch for Freshly Made Sketches this week and I am your sketch hostess. I am a big fan of linear sketches with layers that allow for designer papers and this seemed to fit the bill. I hope you will like playing along with us this week!!
I started my card with the Floral District DSP and chose a couple of the patterns to use. Then I went to my stamps to see what would fit with the narrow panel. I saw the Bordering on Romance set and knew it was perfect. While I love this stamp in the pretty pastels that match its Twitterpated Suite, it is also great in the bright colors of Floral District. I colored the images directly with my Stampin’ Write Markers in Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive. To add a final special touch, I pulled out the new Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons. These clear buttons add a little bit of sparkle due to the faceting on them. I tied on some black thread to finish it. The sentiment is (surprise, surprise) from my newest go-t0 word set, Made For You.
I hope you will be able to join us this week and I can’t wait to see what you will do with the sketch! The design team has made some great cards as always!
I just have to say that I am happy to be posting this card. I live in Northern Virginia, one of the places hit by those awful storms last Friday night. I was away on a trip with United but my family was here and our house lost power like so many others. My “boys” left and went to my sister-in-law’s house (what a blessing). Blessedly, when I got home on Sunday our power was back and we sustained no appreciable damage. Lots of branches are down in our neighborhood but we got off light, I think. My greatest thanks to all those line and power technicians that are working tirelessly in oppressive heat to get families like mine their power!!
Happy 4th of July to my American friends (and I hope my Canadian friends had a wonderful Canada Day)!!
Stamps: Bordering on Romance, Made For You; Paper: Floral District DSP, Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White; Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Stazon Black; Accessories: Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Black Thread
What a pretty card and take on the sketch! Love the cheery color combo you used. Glad you and your family didn’t have to suffer too much in the heat. I live in the PNW and we are lucky if the temp gets to the high 60’s. But after hearing about how a lot of the states are having a heat wave no more complaints here about our cool weather. TFS
Glad to hear you got power back so soon. My cousin in Washington just got his power back today. I can’t imagine how awful that must be in this heat!
Now on to the card. You are like the designer paper wizard. You always know exactly how to mix and max it for maximum impact! And then you add in the brightly colored flower and I’m lost to card-maker’s envy!
Great card Jennifer! I am glad that you and our family are okay. I just don’t know what is happening with all this weird weather in the last couple of years. We’ve been pretty lucky here in Northern California. Happy 4th!
Oh, this is stunning! I’m not normally a fan of bright colors but this really appeals. That black makes the whole card pop.
Total summer sweetness! So glad your power has been restored! Those storms were just horrible!
I’m really pleased that you didn’t sustain any serious damage. You’ve designed a marvellous sketch for us to work with and your card is bright and beautiful!
This is a fantastic sketch, Jen! That’s a beautifully colored image and the papers and black mats really set it off!
I totally agree…these bright colors are a beautiful change to what you normally see worth bordering on romance.
I love your sketch and your card. Your colors really POP!
Love your colors – they work so well together! A gorgeous card for this week’s sketch!
So pretty Jen! Love the little flowers! Thanks for the inspiration!
Such beautiful colours offset by the black borders! Lovely!
Great card, love those colors! Glad your house is okay and you are all safe!
Very pretty card, Jen! I love the colors you selected! The black really sets everything off!