Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches: Thanks Flower

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!


I'm pretty sure that I use pennants/flags on every other card - maybe even more.  But for some reason, I got it in my head that I wanted to use a word die on this card.  I found this die in my die folder - and I don't even remember owning it - so it seemed like a good time to use it!

Thanks Flower

I tried making my own background with a rainbow of flowers and I tried a rainbow of hearts, but then I saw one of my favorite flower sets from the same company as the die - and then it came together quickly!!

Not too many words today.  I'm actually writing this on Sunday morning as we are preparing to leave for a 550 mile drive for a college visit for my high school senior.  We are driving to Creighton today, visiting tomorrow, driving back Tuesday.  It's spring break so it would have been nice to extend the visit a little.  But some clueless parents insisted that their son get a job - he just started and he's scheduled on Tuesday night.  Thus - a very long drive in a very short period of time!

I hope to see you playing along - I absolutely love browsing the gallery each week!

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16 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Love love love the skinny black lines on your card! Sets everything off perfectly! Sweet card! Hope you are resting up from your journey......I remember those days! My daughter ended up 6 hours away at a college in PA!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your card, Kim!

Jennifer Shults said...

Kim this is simply gorgeous. I love that thanks die and the wonderful stamping you did in the background. So simple but so powerful in design! WOW!

Jen Timko said...

Totally and completely in love with this card! That word die is awesome! The little flower is the perfect pairing too.

Marjolein said...

Simple, but great nonetheless! Wow, it always looks so easy, but not for me.
I always greatly admire your style, your cards, such creative thinking!
Hope you made it back safe!
Bye,

Marjolein

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hi Kim. Hope your trip went well. That's a lot of road in a short time! I love your card. So simple, but so wonderful. That orange flower really stands out. Love the way the black word die matches up to the black border.

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!

Nora N. said...

Good luck on your long drive!! This is a beautiful card. Love the colors you used and how you placed the flower beneath the sentiment like that. Fabulous card!!

Jen Mitchell said...

This is simple and sweet. The colorful flower along with the thanks on a line are perfect together!

Lisa Lara said...

That sentiment with the line works so awesomely with the sketch Kim.

Amy O said...

I love these pretty pops of color against the gray and white. And I love that shade of gray! This was a great way to use the sketch, Kim. I hope y'all had a great trip.

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is just beautiful Kim! I love how clean you've kept your card!

Happy Dance said...

Hope that all went well at Creighton, and that you had safe travels. Love this sweet card. Gorgeous colors and love that word in place of the flag. It just works. This whole card just works. Wonderfully balanced and eye pleasing. Love this! Bev

Karren said...

The word die works perfectly for the horizontal element and I love that single flower! Hope the trip went well.

Jen Brum said...

This is such a fabulous card Kim! I love that sweet flower! Such a clean look! Love the "thanks"! Your cards always seem to add things to my never ending wish list!!!!

Karen Ashbrook said...

Great take on the sketch, it's so CAS, but also eye-catching. Karen x