Hello Dear Friend - Freshly Made Sketches #75

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Wow! It's been awhile since I last played along with the gang over at Freshly Made Sketches! I feel like I've gotten Valentine's Day out of my system and I'm ready to move to spring! Lol, we don't have much of a winter in Southern California but it's going to be a glorious weekend here and with it's bright colors, this card is a reflection of that!

First the sketch:

And here is what I created with it:

EZ Design Ideas:

  • Find inspiration in everyday things! My color palette came straight out of a decorating magazine...I figured if it will work for my living room, it will work for my card!

  • I repeated both the yellow and the blue three times on this card, creating a visual 'triangle'
  • I pierced a subtle design onto opposite corners of my design layer for added interest

  • I sponged the edges of the blossoms and used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop them off the card
  • The sentiment is adhered on the right with a glue dot, a Stampin' Dimensional in the middle to give it lift, and a slight flare on the banner end to pop it off the page
  • Just a few pearls add a perfect amount of jewelry
  • I love to line the envelope with either matching or coordinating DSP...it gives the recipient just a taste of what's to come!

I would love to hear your comments!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Moving Foward (126322)

Paper: Whisper White (100730), Sahara Sand (121043), Daffodil Delight (119683) Cardstock; Print Poetry (129312) Designer Series Paper Stack; Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (117157)

Ink: Midnight Muse (126860) Classic Stampin' Pad 

Tools: Big Shot (113439), Finishing Touches Edgelits (127010), Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (126187), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Stamping Sponges (101610), Stampin' Trimmer (126889), 

Embellishments:  1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Daffodil Delight (126872), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

Thanks for stopping by!