The stamps and die are new to me from The Stamp Market. They recently had a great sale so I cleaned out my wishlist. I'm not sure why I waited so long on these - they are totally up my alley. A wonderful layered sentiment with different fonts - and a leaf that can work with simply paper-piecing!
I picked the dsp from my stash because I liked the mix of muted pinks, violets and greens along with a little golden sparkle. Then I set about the task of picking coordinating cardstock. I have full sets of cardstock and ink from four different companies - including way back retired colors. (You should see my Stampin' Up stash. I have colors dating back to a time that only people of my vintage have ever heard of.) Even surrounded by a rainbow of colors, I struggled with matching. All but two that I picked are retired. They work, but that led to the next problem. I only buy cardstock that has matching ink (and vice versa) and I do have the ink for all of the retired colors - but I can't possibly explain how deep that ink is buried in my stash with the requisite re-inkers buried even deeper. So my concept of the card took a hard left at this point because I used ink for the sentiment from one of the non-retired colors. That was all definitely TMI but my original idea for this card was to lean into the violets and instead I went with the berry - and I ended up loving it! It lightened it up and gave it all a wonderful fresh look.
I do hope to see in the FMS gallery with your take on this sketch - it's amazing to see how many different cards come out of a single sketch. The design team already got totally creative with snow, wrapped twine and some creative sentiments! Be sure to check it out!
Stamps: The Stamp Market Filled with Thanks and dies
Dies: The Stamp Market Large Leaves
Paper: DCWV Fall Forest (retired), Stampin' Up retired(!) cardstock in Bumblebee, Terracotta Tile, Sage Shadow and Wisteria Wonder, Papertrey Ink cardstock in Melon Berry and Honey Nut, Memory Box Majestic Hues Glitter Pad