I made this sketch harder than it should be. I toyed with the center being a big image, then I tried an embossed panel. Then I toyed with using buttons for the circles - I can't remember the last time that I used a button and I thought it would be fun. Finally as I was looking through my stash, I saw this Garden Trellis die. It's a full cover plate, but I turned it sideways and trimmed it to fit the sketch. It's not quite right, because it didn't leave me room for the full border around it that the sketch shows - but I liked where the card was headed so I stuck with it.
I knew I needed flowers and I even made that hard. I had some colored and cut but they were a little small. I often stick within the same company as much as possible within a card - for no reason other than it narrows down the array of choices that are cluttering my craft room - when I decided to go with flower dies, I checked my Altenew stash and there they were! This card should have come together quickly given all of these products were in one place. I even found an Altenew sentiment that fit!
In retrospect, I don't know why I didn't look for an Easter sentiment. I do a lot of Easter cards and this one definitely has an Easter look. Hmmm....I may have to see how much damage I do peeling up that sentiment and trying again.
I hope to see you playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.
Stamps: Altenew Sentiment Strips 2
Dies: Altenew Floral Doodles, Garden Trellis and Featured Sentiments
Paper: Honey Bee Stamps Playful Pastels (the green gradient)
Beautiful card and great colors. Love your take on the sketch. TFSReplyDelete
Your card is just gorgeous Kim! I love those flowers and that lattice diecut! So pretty and looks fresh for spring!ReplyDelete
The trellis is perfect with your diecut flowers! Pretty card!ReplyDelete
Love your take on this with this charming spring card!ReplyDelete
I'd say your design came close enough to the sketch.:) Love your elements and they all work together.ReplyDelete
You make me want to put those flowers on my Altenew wishlist, Kim! Really love the look! I've actually changed a sentiment by cutting the same size strip stamped with the new one & layered on top of the old one. You're right--makes a perfect Easter card!ReplyDelete
I did exactly that!Delete
You made me chuckle on this. I made the sketch much too hard as well. Your version is absolutely wonderful. Hope the sentiment surgery is uneventful.ReplyDelete
Wow, this is just lovely, Kim! Such a crisp and clean card with so much interest but also a light and lovely feel.ReplyDelete
What a lovely spring card, Kim! These white outlined pastel flowers are delightful.ReplyDelete