Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches: Floral Wishes

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

I had lots of ideas for this sketch.  First I thought birthday candles - but I didn't have any stamps or dies that easily made three sizes - so wouldn't have been true to the sketch.  Then I thought I'd cut little windows and have flowers peeking out but I would have had to be the master of creative die-cutting to get it to work - so it would have been more difficult than I wanted it to be.  So what do I do?  I totally stray from the sketch - not true to it at all.  And I cut an intricate die cut, did some blended distress oxide and glued down an intricate sentiment - way too difficult!!  Go figure!!

FMS Floral Wishes

I know I strayed a little too far from the sketch when I feel compelled to explain what I did.  The sketch has a vaguely triangular look in those three strips so when I saw this corner flower die in my stash, I thought it could be that triangle.  Then I gave a nod to the trio of strips by sponging three different strips of color.  Can you see it now??  (I'm not even sure I can see it, but I definitely wouldn't have created this card without the inspiration of the sketch!)

I definitely had a friend in mind as I was making this card - and it's in the mail now.  So fingers crossed she's behind on reading blogs!!

I hope you play along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Happy Birthday ("wishes"0
Dies: Memory Box Wildflower Corner, Birthday Jotted Script
Ink: Distress Oxides in Ripe Persimmon, Old Paper, Seedless Preserves
Cardstock: Taylored Expressions Plum Punch, Stampin' Up River Rock (perfect with Old Paper!0
Embellishments: Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Jewels


  1. That intricate floral die cut is gorgeous, and I also love the font of the sentiment. Stunning card.

  2. I love your story about how this card came to be! It's often while searching for ways to make a quick and simple card that I end up spending two hours making a complicated one. I love what you've made though. The ink blending on the flowers is gorgeous.

  3. This is gorgeous~! I love to hear thought processes too! Birthday candles were on my maybe list as well! Beautiful die cut...beautiful inking~

  4. This is lovely Kim! The colors of your flowers are wonderful and I like how delicate everything looks!

  5. Gorgeous card! Like the way you made your flowers pop.

  6. This card is just beautiful Kim! I love those flowers and love the colours peeking out! Love the triangular theme! Looks amazing!!!

  7. As soon as I saw this card I could see the sketch (and I thought how clever you were to think of this design)! And now that you've mentioned the triangle I love it even more! This is a beautiful card!

  8. I'm with Jen above! I saw the sketch immediately and thought how clever you were to come up with this design. Gorgeous card!

  9. OH My Goodness but this is simply amazing! LOVE it Kim!

  10. This card is truly beautiful! I love your creative take on the sketch - just awesome Kim!

  11. I recognized the sketch from the first glimpse, so you didn't stray at all. Talk about a gorgeous interpretation; the intricate flower, the pretty this!

  12. What a gorgeous card, Kim! The sponging is a great way to add color. Thanks for including how you did this. i will be CASEing this for sure!


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