Sunday, May 19, 2013

Freshly Made 86

Good morning, Friends! I hope your weekend is going well! The soccer tournament is not going the way we would have liked (or thought it would) but that is sports for ya. The boys have one more game today and then we will come home and try to forget all about it - lol! Yesterday the games were delayed due to lightning in the area. So that made things very interesting! And now the weather has turned pretty cool. Forecast shows more thunderstorms about the time we are supposed to play. We will see... Only three more days of school left and Nick is really looking forward to that!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made. I decided to use the single stamp Boutique Blossom which is still available till July 31! I really like this big bold flower! I adhered a piece of Tea for Two designer paper to the bottom of a piece of Very Vanilla and then tied a piece of Early Espresso stitched grosgrain ribbon around it. This panel is adhered to a piece of Early Espresso that was punched along the bottom with the scallop edge border punch. This panel is popped up onto a card base of Very Vanilla. I stamped the flower onto Very Vanilla in Calypso Coral and Old Olive (for the stem) and then again in So Saffron (for the center). I cut these out. The flower center is adhered to the flower and then popped up onto the card. I stamped the sentiment from Sweet Essentials in Early Espresso and then used the Essentials paper piercing pack to pierce a line of holes along the bottom. Finally I added a few pearls to the flower center. Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Sweet Essentials, Boutique Blossom; Paper- Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Tea for Two designer paper; Ink- Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Early Espresso; Accessories- Early Espresso stitched grosgrain ribbon, scallop edge border punch, pearls, Essentials paper piercing pack, dimensionals


  1. wow, this is gorgeous, sweet flower with amazing colors...luv it!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Very pretty! I love the pops of black, and the flower is gorgeous. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. I love that big flower and your use of black! So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  4. This is fantastic, Deb!! Love that big flower and the piercing! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  5. Beautiful card, Deb. I love the coral and espresso together and the piercing beside the sentiment looks fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.