Freshly Made Sketches #45

Time for a new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  I stayed true to the sketch...but might have veered off a little on the clean part! I kept thinking my card needed a little something.  I could have kept adding 'somethings", but figured I had better stop while it still featured a resemblance to "clean".  Here is the original sketch for you to play along-
As if my love for burlap was not strong enough, Close To My Heart is releasing burlap ribbon in the Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book!  Love it!  Was the second thing on my order...right behind the Artiste cartridge!  If you have been hesitant about burlap in the past, you will love this burlap!  No yucky smell, no oily texture.  Soft, clean and full of texture for your projects!  The burlap ribbon comes with a rolled edge.  Here I have cut out leaves, so the rolled strip is not visible.  I did take one of the rolled edges and make the center of my flower though!  No wasted burlap around here!

The layered flower was cut with the Cricut Artiste cartridge and paper from the upcoming Clementine paper packs.  I sponged and rolled the petals to give more dimension to the layers.

I layered my Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon over a trimmed piece of burlap trim.  My seam binding ribbon was sponged in Twilight ink to match the color scheme.

This distressing technique is straight out of the Close To My Heart Idea Book.  Want to add text or images to pattern paper or have them stand out more on cardstock?  You can lightly sand off the color to reveal the white core....really makes your saying pop off the page.

I added a coordinating strip of Clementine paper to the inside to finish off my card.

All supplies by Close To My Heart:
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection-Avail 8/1
D1475 Card Chatter-Birthday
X7156B Clementine Paper Packet-Avail 8/1
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5666 Twilight Cardstock
Z2160 Twilight Ink
Z2164 Sorbet Ink 
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon-Avail 8/1
Z1732 Seam Binding Ribbon

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly -Make Your Own (Flower, Leaves)
The Ribbon Girls-Colour Inspiration

 Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love our new Clementine paper and can't wait to get my hands on the new burlap. I just made 3 cards with Clementine last night. But have to wait to share. :)

  2. Oops. Forgot to tell you how much I adore your card. It's beautiful. I have a hard time keeping things clean and simple, too. LOL

  3. So cool to see the new stuff!! This is just gorgeous :o)

  4. Hi Allisa! Gorgeous card this week! The tip about sanding patterned paper to add sentiments is a great one! I need to try that! Have a great day!

  5. Such a gorgeous card! I didn't even notice the center of the flower at first, how clever. I'm thinking I "need" some of that burlap ribbon!

  6. Love it Allisa! Your card is just beautiful! I has a real WOW factor to it! That flower is just gorgeous! I think I need to try the sanding technique soon!

  7. This is gorgeous all around! The colors, the burlap, the flower, the sanding. I love it all!

  8. Gorgeous Allisa, I love the addition of burlap to that super pretty flower ... wow, love it!!!

  9. Great card & texture. Thank you for joining the Tando Creative texture challenge this month. Gez

  10. That flower is gorgeous against your blue sanded background!

  11. Fabulous card - love all of your elements and I'm certainly going to try sanding off some of my DSP so that I can stamp - clever idea!

  12. This is beautiful, Allisa! I love your flower and how you've used the burlap!

  13. Gorgeous card and your flower is amazing - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge, Mary G x

  14. So I totally stamplifted this card and your black and red flower box and put them on my blog I just love your style and what your make, thanks for your inspiration!

  15. Absolutely stunning! I am in love with the burlap ribbon and the color combination!


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