Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches: Birthday Butterflies

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

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As I was thinking about this card and looking at my calendar of birthdays, I knew that I had to use Stampin' Up products because my long-time Stampin' Up demonstrator (and friend) has a birthday coming up!  I thought about using Stampin' Up pastels because that was her last class but I just hadn't practiced enough to be comfortable. A few classes before that was about the Blending Brushes and those made sense for the oval part of the sketch!

I used the biggest oval in Stitched Shape Framelits to create a mask and then brushed on Balmy Blue leaving the area where the sentiment was going very light (I didn't want to change the mango color of the sentiment by having blue behind it). I did end up straying a bit from the sketch at this point. I had intended to use a small strip sentiment in the upper left as the sketch shows then surround it with the smaller butterflies but it just wasn't working and my eyes kept going to how nice the big butterfly would be. I know my teammates made the two strips work with lovely results, but I really needed to love this card before sending it off and I loved the butterfly! (Apologies to Jen!)

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I love those cheerful butterflies!  And I love that sentiment set!!  So I will happily be sending this to my Stampin' Up demo - probably about the time she'll be bringing me my stuff from the new catalog.  Happy day!

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

Stamps: Stampin' Up Butterfly Gala, Biggest Wish
Dies and Punches: Stampin' Up Butterfly Duet punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Ink: Balmy Blue, Mango Melody
Cardstock: Balmy Blue
Other: Stampin' Up Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems


  1. This is GORGEOUS!!! I love that large sentiment and your matching butterflies!

  2. This is ever so pretty! Love those butterflies!

  3. The softly shaded oval is perfect! This is a beautiful card!

  4. Kim I love the pop of Mango from those butterflies and I think your creative take on the sketch works a treat! The butterflies balance the layered sentiment beautifully - I'm sure your demo friend will love it!

  5. This card is just too gorgeous Kim! I love those butterflies and I love how you've stencilled the oval (why don't I ever think to do things like that?!) Love that sentiment!! I need to crack mine open and use it!

  6. Oh this is beautiful! I love how you've stacked the sentiment and those butterflies are just gorgeous.

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  8. What are the dimensions on this sketch.


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