Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches: Balloon Butterfly

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Jen Timko.


I've been making cards long enough where I remember the days when every single card had an oval. Then ovals went away.  Now I've noticed lots of companies bringing oval dies back (of course, they all have fun stitching now!)  Trends always come back around - and that is my #1 excuse for never getting rid of anything!! Unfortunately I have't purchased any of the fun new sets and I simply didn't have time to go looking deep in the piles for my old binder of Spellbinder dies that includes all my nested ovals.  What I did have easy access to was old embossing folders and I found one that wasn't quite an oval - but has the same look.

FMS Birthday Butterflies

I thought the polka dot was a fun look and I have this sweet Avery Elle More Party Animals set in my not yet used stash - so it seemed like a good match.  I pulled a few random colors  of Copics that I thought would blend well to make a multi-color balloon,  I decided to keep it the focus by using white for the "birthday" die cut. (I layered the die cut three times and as I am looking at the photo I can see that I didn't line it up very well!)

I hope to see you playing along!

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The embossing folder is Sizzix but I've had it for so long, I didn't even try looking for it to link it. 

13 comments:

Karen Ashbrook said...

Just love your card, I want that embossing folder. Karen x

Linda Callahan said...

Well that embossing folder works perfectly! Beautiful card.....love just the touch of color in the butterfly!

Jen Timko said...

What is old becomes new again. My first thought when I saw this was "great....she is enabling me to something new again", haha!! I love your fun little balloon and its bright colors.

Karren said...

That little balloon butterfly is just the cutest! Beautiful card!

Lisa said...

Pretty colors on your balloon, this is darling!

Amy O said...

I love how you've colored this fun balloon! And that embossed background is perfect with it. Such a cute card, Kim!

Rita Wright said...

What a fabulous embossing folder you managed to find! I love how perfect it worked with the sketch. The balloon butterfly is awesome. Laila would LOVE a real one like that!

Cécile RIBON said...

Such a fun and cheerful card ! Your embossed background is the perfect match for this lovely balloon butterfly !

Jen Mitchell said...

I've noticed a lot of older trends making a comeback recently too. It's funny how trends come and go like that. Hopefully this doesn't mean the mullet will be popular again! LOL! But about your card I just love the white sentiment on the white background. The texture around your oval shape really makes that die cut stand out. Not to mention that colorful balloon!

Jean said...

Fabulous use of these supplies!

andrealowcock said...

I noticed how much watercolouring has had a resurgence lately. When I first started card making it was around ... now it is back ... but in a much more detailed way! Love your oval ... it is perfect. Hugs xx

Cindy Hall said...

There's so much to love on this one! The embossing is so perfect for this sketch (and I love it!) and I love the white-on-white sentiment and pretty embellishments. Such a great card!

Stampingcountry said...

Your coloring on your balloon butterfly is beautiful!