Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches#278, Happy Birthday

Happy Wed everyone.  I've been doing about 2 cards a week for my blog and picking and choosing which challenges I want to play with.   FMS has been one I've done a lot.  They have some awesome sketches.   They also have an awesome team, you  just have to check out this weeks team cards!

In the SU occasions catalog there is a new set called Special Reasons  and a matching die set called Stylish Stems Framelits. The really neat thing you can do is die cut the flower into your top layer so that it stays a flower and not just a big cutout.   I really wanted that look for this card, but budget and all, you guys know about budgets, I haven't gotten it yet.

But, I do have the May Flowers dies so I set out to create the same thing here.  And it worked!  I die cut my flower in my top layer, punched out the inside pieces keeping the outside edge attached. As you see it worked great.   It is just a matter of sticking your flower back into its hole.

I do love black and white every so often, it's just so classic, but I also love just a pop of color. So, my sentiment is done in Watermelon Wonder.  BTW, it is one of the incolor sets and will be  leaving us at the end of May, so if you want them or need cardstock to match or refills, you might want to take care of that pretty soon here.

The banner I used for the sentiment actually cuts out like this, however all in one color. So, I stamped my sentiment, cut it out of white, then cut one from black and put them together. I love how it worked out.    I sure hope you do as well.   Thanks for stopping by, and if you have any questions just ask them in the comment section, then you will have to come back for your answer though as Blogger does not give me a way to reply directly to you.

Here is the sketch, and you can find the challenge here:


Linda Callahan said...

This is so sweet with just the right pop of red!

Jen Mitchell said...

Love how your die cut flower looks. Using the negative space to show off the DSP is so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is just gorgeous! I love your flower die - it's truly striking. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Ramsey said...

Love the black and white with a pop of red! GREAT card Lynn!

Sonny Peterson said...

Love love negatives and aren`t you clever substituting flowers ! I do the same and call it making your stamps and dies versatile ! The black and white are so dramatic and your WW addition is the POP !
Great card !!