Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches: Celebrating You

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

4.14.21 FMS

I have two different posts up today and in both posts I had a problem with my cards and solved it the same way.  The problem - my idea for the card just didn't fit on a standard card front. In this case, I cut the rainbow of butterflies but they just got lost on a standard-sized card.  So I changed it to a mini-slim!  It's 3 1/2 by 6.  The slightly narrower card meant my butterflies didn't get lost.  I just had to fill in the vertical size so I picked a pretty floral and added borders!

04.14.21 FMS Side

I was thrilled to find a die in my stash with multiple different butterflies of the same approximate size.  Some of them had pierced detail so I was equally thrilled to find a banner for my sentiment with pierced.  So when I decided I needed something instead of plain white in the background - but it couldn't have much detail - lo and behold, I just got the Altenew Cross Stitch background which gave me the same pierced look.  It was a happy day!

I hope to see you playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.


Stamps: The Greetery Sentiment Suite Birthdays

Dies: Penny Black Flights of Fancy, Altenew Cross Stitch, The Greetery Sentiment Suites Basics 


  1. I love your paper choice. It really highlights the pretty colors of those butterflies! I also like mini slim, but I am so not a fan of the regular slim size. Super pretty spring card, Kim!

  2. Oh I LOVE this card!! The addition of the patterned paper makes those butterflies SHINE!!! Beautiful design!

  3. Pretty colors, this is charming!

  4. The mini slim worked perfectly! The butterflies are as sweet as can be! Perfect patterned paper with it as well!

  5. This card is so sweet! I love those butterflies and the gorgeous paper! You're totally rocking the slimline!

  6. I love these sweet butterflies and the pretty dsp coordinates perfectly! Gorgeous card, Kim!

  7. These butterflies are so very pretty and the perfect size for this sketch!

  8. This is such a pretty card card, Kim! I love this gorgeous collection of butterflies, it makes a clever take on the circles.


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