Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches: Flashy Florals

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


Last week I talked about having been in my current job long enough now to know my office mate's personalities and being able to create cards specifically for them.  Then I checked the calendar and realized the next birthday was for our department director who started just a few weeks ago!  I have absolutely no idea what she likes - so I played it safe and went with flowers (but fun flowers).

FMS Flashy Florals

I wanted a very rich look so I used my Misti and double-stamped the base colors. It makes the top layer a bit harder to see, particularly on the red flower, but I love the intensity of the colors.  These flowers have such a bold and quirky look, I just added a strip of diagonal black stripes to finish it off.

I hope to see you playing along.  I love to browse the FMS gallery and see all the different directions you all take the sketch!

SUPPLY LIST

Stamps: My Favorite Things Flashy Florals (with coordinating dies), Birthday Greetings
Dies: Taylored Expressions Stitched Square Stacklets
Ink: My Favorite Things Red Hot, Electric Red, Jellybean Green, Olive, Daffodil; plus I used Stampin' Up Crushed Curry for the top layer of the yellow flowers

14 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

I love how bold and bright the flowers turned out! Beautifully crisp and clen design....love it!

Happy Dance said...

That kraft base really makes those fun flowers pop. That red is soooo rich and the yellow and green look amazing next to that big bloom. Great card! Love this. Bev

Amy O said...

These are gorgeous flowers -- love the bright colors. And the kraft and peek of black and white striped paper makes them pop even more. Love this, Kim!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful design!

Karen Knott said...

Great card, love the flowers against the kraft :)
Hugs, Kaz x

Jean said...

Love the colors, love the flowers you chose!

Karren said...

These bold, bright flowers are just gorgeous and really shine against the kraft card base. Beautiful card!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Well you may have no idea what your co-worker likes but I think it's a safe bet that she'll love this! The colors of the floral images are so bright and are shown off beautifully by the kraft background. Great card!

Jen Brum said...

This is such a beautiful card and I know your coworker will love it! Those flowers are so colourful and happy! Love the neutral background! So lovely!

Jen Timko said...

I love these bold colors, especially against the kraft background. What a beautiful card!

Chantal said...

I love the colours and the brighrness of your card!

Marisa said...

Absolutely LOVE this, Kim!! Gorgeous colour combination. Sure she will love it!!

Scrapperdipper said...

I just love your card. There's something about crisp white on a kraft card base, and the bright flowers are perfect!!!

Lisa Elton said...

I love this card. The colors are perfect for summer. Grounding them with the black and white stripes was perfect!