Sunday, April 13, 2014

Freshly Made 131

Good morning, Friends! Well, what a surprise! A nice one, too! It's raining! We really need the rain. And it even thundered!! A spring storm! However, the mountains will be getting the snow and that's good, too! Things will really start to green up now. I guess it is supposed to get below freezing tonight and perhaps tomorrow night which isn't great for the fruit trees around here. So I hope that their crops aren't affected too much. I do love the peaches!! I will be meeting Becky for some brunch and then it's off to a full day of stitching! I haven't done that in a long time so that will be nice! Maybe I can get something done.

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made. I am always trying to think of ways to incorporate the new foil designer vellum. Love that stuff! And I think today's card really goes with the weather outside right now - lol!

  • Card base is Very Vanilla
  • Adhere a piece of Very Vanilla to card base with dimensionals
  • Adhere a strip of gold foil designer vellum to layer
  • Make a tag from Very Vanilla card stock by cutting off the top corners and flagging the bottom and then punching a hole at the top
  • Stamp the sentiment from Rain or Shine onto the tag using Basic Gray ink and the umbrella handle in Basic Gray
  • Thread a piece of gold twine through the hole and tie a knot
  • Punch a strip of gold foil card stock using the dotted scallop ribbon border punch and then adhere to right side of tag then adhere tag to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the umbrella top onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock using Calypso Coral ink and cut out then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Punch a flower from Soft Sky using the itty bitty shapes punch pack and adhere to umbrella top
  • It's hard to tell from the photo, but for the flower center I adhered a gold sequin and then a pearl on top
There you have it! Have a super day and thanks for stopping by!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Rain or Shine; Paper- Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, gold foil card stock, gold foil designer vellum; Ink- Basic Gray, Calypso Coral; Accessories- gold twine, itty bitty shapes punch pack, dotted ribbon scallop punch, gold sequin, pearl, dimensionals


  1. This is so charming, it really stands out the FMS gallery this week!

  2. LOVE this! Great job! Thanks for sharing at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. cute - love your pop of color combined with gold

  4. Great design! I love the polka dots with this theme, and the brightly colored umbrella is perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. Love, love, love this! Fabulous use of the sketch! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!