Well hello! It's time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch is brought to you from Kim. I went back to basics for this one!
I've been feeling very much like I'm in a card-making slump lately. Compared to the artistic creations I see from my fellow cardmakers my cards are sorely lacking. So I decided to go back through some past cards of mine to see if I could dig up some inspiration. What I found was that back in the old days I cleverly combined layers with patterned paper and texture. That may not be as interesting as a watercolor background or some expertly colored images, but those cards made me smile. So I tried to invoke those roots with this card while simultaneously playing along the "back to basics" challenge at As You See It and using the colors from Just Us Girls.
I used Kim's excellent sketch to use some old patterned paper and an embossing folder as my background for the flower. I cut one of the die cut flowers and used the dainty outline then cut it again and kept the insides of the flower petals. I layered the two together, embossed the sentiment on a slim black layer, and I was done.
Thanks for stopping by! My Freshly Made Sketches teamies have got some great cards to inspire you to play along with us this week. I hope we'll see you in the gallery!
Stamps: Thank You Kindly (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Urban Garden DSP (Stampin' Up!); Black Licorice (My Favorite Things); Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: White (WPlus9)
Accessories: Tilth Floral die (Memory Box); Cracked embossing folder (Tim Holtz); enamel dots (Freckled Fawn); crochet thread