FMS Sketch #27

Time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  You will have to excuse the picture quality of this card.  40 takes later, I have done the best I can do!  Sometimes you just need natural light and that is something that I do not have!  In person, this card really pops…..with flash photography, not so much!  Here is the original sketch before I go into the details, since my photo is not worth a thousand words!
As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use flowers from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge in some form.  I ended up going with Flower 5 from page 48 of the booklet.  I cut my flowers in 1 ½. 1 ¼, 1 and ¾”.  I then stamped the flowers with the flower stamp from the Pemberly WOTG stamp set.  I stamped in VersaMark ink and then clear embossed.  While this gives a great shimmery effect in person… does not photograph well under lights!  Anyone have any tips for photographing shiny objects without natural light?
This photo shows some of the layering and details on the card.  The colors are actual Raspberry and Sunny Yellow with orange accents.  The card is brighter in person than the pics show.  Raspberry has long since been retired from Close To My Heart, but I have a stash of it hidden away.  The reason I chose these three colors…is because I am also entering this card in the color challenge at CR84FN.

The colors on my card match the challenge photo almost exactly in person! All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
G1033 Pemberley WOTG
A1124 A Tree Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Raspberry Cardstock-Retired
X5918 Sunny Yellow Cardstock
Z2152 Sunny Yellow Ink
Orange Ink-Retired
Z891 VersaMark Ink Pad
Z821 Clear Embossing Powder
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
YR07 Cadmium Orange Copic Sketch
Smooch Spray by ClearSnap

Design Tips-My bitty sparkles were colored with the Copic sketch to bring in the orange accent color to my flowers.  I inked my butterflies in yellow ink and rolled the edges in orange.  The butterfly is from the Tree Stamp set.  I sprayed the butterflies with Smooch spray after stamping.  The banners are hand cut.  The flowers are layered with foam dots to add dimension.

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  1. Bright and bold! Love the big flowers and cheerful look!

  2. Alisa, your layered flowers are so PRETTY! LOVE the butterfly with that sentiment, too! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  3. Allisa this is absolutely gorgeous! The layered flowers are so beautiful and look very 3D in the picture. And I love how you added the little butterflies randomly around the card!

  4. How pretty Allisa! Your flowers are just WONDERFUL and I love the sweet little butterflies!

  5. So pretty Alisa! Those layers flowers are beautiful and love the little butterfly fluttering about! So sweet! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

  6. Love this! Great color combo!

  7. Your layered flowers really do pop! Bright sunny card. x

  8. Your layered flowers really do pop! Bright sunny card. x

  9. This is one gorgeous card Allissa .... the colours are so bright and vibrant and they work so beautifully with those gorgeous, tactile flowers!!!! Love it ...

  10. Gorgeous Allisa! Those colours look amazing together and you've made this challenging sketch look easy!

  11. I love the layered flowers and really sweet senitment. The tiny butterflies are just fab! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

  12. I love your bold use of the sketch Alissa! Those flowers are gorgeous!!! Great job with the colours too!

  13. This card is gorgeous. I love the bright, contrasting colors. The little butterflies are a great touch.

  14. Great colors, great card! Those flowers are perfection!


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