Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches: Bloomin' Birthday

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


My mother-in-law's birthday is coming up and I saw a chance in this sketch to prepare ahead.  She loves flowers and I decided this sketch lent itself to four bright cheerful flowers!

FMS Bloomin Birthday

I didn't actually plan on vases or pots.  My plan was just a big bright stamped flower in each of the squares.  As I was paging through my floral stamps, I realized these tiny little images could fit into those small squares.  I started out planning to color them, but when I decided to do something more detailed in the background with that cutting plate, I kept the images a bit simpler with white embossing.  I'm not sure the sentiment is quite right for my mother-in-law but it does fit the card!

There are so many fabulous options with those four squares.  I thought about animals peeking out.  I thought about a little girl stamp I have in one of the bottom squares with a kite in one of the uppers.  I thought about four mini frames - all different!  It's fun to have a sketch with options - and it's going to be even more fun to see what you each do with it. 

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9 comments:

Doreen said...

A beautiful card,love the colours.xxx

Lisa Elton said...

I like the texture in the background, this is pretty!

Jen Brum said...

This is such a beautiful card Kim! I love those flowers and that gorgeous die cut background! What a sweet sentiment too!!! Your mother in law will love it!

Linda Callahan said...

So sweet! Love the die cut in the background!

cm said...

A lovely card, Kim; one that light a smile on your MIL's face when she receives it. Pretty flowers; eye-catching design...
~c

Amy O said...

I love the beautiful colors you've chosen for these squares and I love the detailed background. Such a pretty card, Kim!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I love the way the die cut background frames the colorful squares. And the floral images are perfect in those squares! I trust your mother-in-law has a sense of humor!!!

Karren said...

Beautiful textured background and the pops of color with the white embossing are so effective! Gorgeous card!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh Kim this is wonderful! Love the colours, embossing images and the embossed background - amazing!