Freshly Made Sketches 287

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

It seems like just yesterday I was posting a card for the latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and here I am doing it again!  I must be busy if I missed a whole week going by!  This week our sketch comes from Jen Timko and I predict you are going to love how wide open it is to your interpretation.

I had a hankering to use the colors from Cupcake Inspirations so I went with a Perfect Plum background along with some dark and light greens for the flourish and leaves.  I had first stamped the flower in Perfect Plum but the color was too dark for my taste so I redid it using a little technique I learned recently from my FMS teamie Amy.  She uses a technique that she describes here as an alternative to "stamping off."  I find that sometimes "stamping off" causes a bit of a blotchy image but using a sponge dauber to ink up the stamp gives the same effect without the blotchiness.

We'd love to have you join us at Freshly Made Sketches for our latest challenge.  I'm sure you'll be inspired by the cards made by the design team.  I know I am!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Beautiful Blooms II (Papertrey Ink); Hello Hello (The Stamp Market)
Paper:  Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Cast-A-Spell DSP (Stampin' Up!); Pinefeather (Papertrey Ink); Lemon Grass (Avery Elle)
Ink:  Perfect Plum (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Leaf Filled Flourish die (My Favorite Things); Curvy Leaves die (Elizabeth Craft Designs); Basic Rhinestones (Stampin' Up!)

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11 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 287”

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors and pretty flower. TFS

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch! Love your color palette and how you added the flourish behind the pretty, Jen!

Linda Callahan said...

Purple rain! This is glorious!

Karren said...

Everything about this card is just perfect! Perfect Plum is such a beautiful color and you've used it beautifully here. Truly a gorgeous card!

Sandy said...

Beautiful flower card! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
-Sandy, DT

Lisa Elton said...

This is lovely Jen! The dimensional flower is wonderful!

Jen Brum said...

Gorgeous card Jen! I love that flower! It's fantastic! Love the dimension! The green leaves look so vibrant! The purple is very elegant! Love it!

Nora N. said...

WOW!! I LOVE the fun design of your card. The pop up flower and the colors you used rock!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Total wow! I am in love with this card and that amazing flower! I can't stop looking at it!

Amy O said...

I love the flourish-y leaves and that gorgeous flower. Such a pretty card, Jen!

Jen Timko said...

Classic Jen awesomeness. Love this!