Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Freshly Made Sketches 8

I don't mind saying that I had a bit of a tough time this week with our Freshly Made Sketch.

I was indecisive about a theme, and a color combo.  I started out with a base of Crumb Cake then waffled about what other colors I wanted to use.  Then I stumbled on the Inkspirations color challenge and liked the colors enough that I wanted to use them for this sketch.

Then I waffled some more before I decided to use my brand new Stripes embossing folder and ink up Triple Treat Flower for the first time.

I've seen some people ink up the embossing folder with a brayer before embossing the cardstock, which creates a nice effect, but I was too afraid to try it.  I had already waffled enough with this card and I didn't want to attempt something I'd never done before in case it came out horrible and I had to start again!

But on the plus side, I love this flower!  How awesome is it that there is a punch for each segment so you can easily create a flower made from multiple colors!

Now don't forget to pay a visit to our awesome design team and our special featured designer Holly Endress.  Then head on over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up your creation!

Lesley Croghan
Linda Callahan
Cindy Hall
Tui Nathan
Jennifer Timko
Rita Wright


Diane - said...

Jen very pretty card. You used two of my NEW favorite things. The stripped emboss folder and the flower. Love the colors you chose and the gorgeous quilted ribbon sets off the blossom. Hugs.

Lesley said...

Hey Jen! Love the sweet flower...I love that image and you are right, it is great that it can be punched out for ease of colour layering. This is a great clean card, can't see any waffling!

Marisa said...

A great double challenge card, Jen :) Love the flower and the embossed BG is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirations this week :)

Linda Callahan said...

That striped folder is terrific - such a great effect on your card and it showcases that beautiful flower perfectly! I don't think I have that flower - I am off to look through my stash because I love how yours looks!

Cindy Hall said...

I love that flower, too. It's amazing how using different colors and cutting and layering different ways can make it look so much different. I love the way you used it. I also love the quilted ribbon layered like you did. Really beautiful.

Tui Nathan said...

Oh wow ... I love your clean sytling in this card ... how super does the flower look taking centre stage, love too the embossed background - I really how how you have showcased here on your card .... beautiful work Jen!!!

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice, great colours and I love the simple layers.

H2 :) said...

Great card Jen! Love the clean layout & the interesting texture each element provides. :)

Aileen said...

I love this flower too and the triple effect is gorgeous. Super combo of colours. x

Christy Q said...

How simply elegant, Jen! Love this color combination and the striped EF with the flower - great contrast!

Becky said...

What an awesome embossing folder and I LOVE the colors you chose!!