I had been pondering what I was going to do with this sketch when I accidentally knocked a box of cards off a shelf in my stamp room. The cover came off the box and inside was the inspiration for this card - only the colors were completely different. But I decided to go with the basic design - altered for this sketch. I'm a huge fan of earthy colors so I used the Woodland Walk designer paper and some Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, and Wild Wasabi cardstock.
Then the real trouble began. I cut out some flowers in Very Vanilla from with my Tattered Florals Sizzix die and stamped it with French Script. I crumpled the flowers then put them all together with an Antique Brad. Then I put them against all my cardstock layers and experienced that moment when you realize that you've made a huge tactical error and the flower you've just spent time primping and getting "just so" looks awful.
I tried spritzing it with some Log Cabin Smooch Spritz (which actually looked pretty good) but I decided in the end that my frustration came from the fact that this card lacked color. So I cut out some more Tattered Florals flowers with some designer paper from the Sweet Pea paper pack, crumpled them and hooked them all together with the Antique Brad. I added a "happy birthday" sentiment from Something to Celebrate. Finally a card I could be happy with!
I'm quite sure you didn't come here to read this mini-novel, but rather to hear me gush about the Freshly Made Sketches design team, which has again created some amazing inspiration for you. So be sure to stop on by and say hello, then head on back to Freshly Made Sketches and show us what you've got. I can't tell you how amazed we are each week at all the gorgeous creations we get to see!
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