Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches: Butterflies and Rainbows

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Jen Brum and here’s what I did with it!
04.07.21 FMS

I have a basket of not-yet-used dies, then I have all of my other dies in neatly organized binders on magnetic sheets, but then there's the messy pile of dies that I have used but not yet put into the organized binders. I decided to get that done this week.  It was amazing, partly because my craft room looks fresher and cleaner - but also because I saw many long forgotten dies that I just had to use.  Today's card uses a couple of those - the rainbow and the butterflies. 

I popped the middle strip of the rainbow with a double layer of foam tape, then the next two on a single layer.  Happily this gave me a fun way to do the sentiment - it's one of the pre-printed Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips and if fit just perfectly from the edge to the yellow stripe.

04.0721 FMS side

This was a fun card to make and I'm still sending cards and "smiles" to many people so it will definitely get used.  I hope to see you playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.


Dies: Papertrey Ink Rainbow Stripes, Memory Box Devyn Butterfly Trio

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana

Other: Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Thinking of You, various gems to match the rainbow


  1. I really need to be your neighbor so I can rummage through your dies! I love your glorious rainbow waterfall! Beautiful card!

  2. I like those delicate butterflies. Wonderful card, Kim!

  3. Oh this card is so pretty Kim! I just love that rainbow and those butterflies are so beautiful! Reminds me of spring and to smile!

  4. Fabulous take on the sketch! I love the contrast of the black butterflies with your rainbow!

  5. Gorgeous! The black sentiment and butterflies are so striking Kim and your creative rainbow a great take on the sketch this week!

  6. Oh, this is so clever and so beautiful! Those butterflies are just gorgeous.

  7. What a delightful and creative take on the sketch, Kim! Those butterflies are gorgeous and I love the rainbow backdrop you created for them.


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