I don't think I have ever purchased pre-printed ephemera. No real reason - I just have too much of everything and didn't want to bring any new types of products into the mix (because then, of course, I'd have to build an entire collection of those products!) But I saw this card by the incredible Nora Noll and immediately shopped for the stripes and the ephemera. LOVE the colors, love the style - so much potential for easy, yet detailed cards.
I did add a little sparkle with stickles on the little berries and the small flower center.
I strayed from the sketch in a couple of small ways. I had originally planned a sentiment toward the bottom as in Cécile's creative sketch. I love the modern look but this sentiment was just right for someone I need to send a card to and it fit better in the middle. I also didn't want to hide the flowers so I left them on top instead of tucked behind.
I hope to see you playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.
Stamps: Pinkfresh Choose Hope
Dies: Pinkfresh Ornate Banner and Leafy Branch
Paper: Pinkfresh Life Right Now collection (backside of Favorite Hits), Stampin' Up Watermelon Wonder (old!)
Ink: Stampin' Up Watermelon Wonder and Shaded Spruce
Other: Pinkfresh Life Right Now Floral Ephemera, misc enamel dots from Your Next Stamp, Stickles