Freshly Made Sketches #430

The Where Happiness Blooms stamp set is perfect for Spring thank you cards!  Tulips are on of my favorite flowers....but they are also a hit with the local wildlife as well!  I figure they must be pretty tasty, cause they never last!  My card is created based on the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches-

I colored my image a little differently than I have in the past.  While this is a layered stamp set, I chose to just ink up the base image and then add color with Prismacolor pencils.  My watering can is stamped in Pebble ink and then I added color to the image with my pencils.  The pencils were blended out with Gamsol.  In keeping with the sketch, I cut a hexagon shape out of vellum for the background.  I colored the backside of the vellum with a Copic marker for a little added color.  My watering can is applied with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  A little twine bow and a few sequins finish off the card. My sequins are iridescent with a purple tone....but of course that is not the color my camera picked up!  Here is a look at the complete stamp set-
All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z4086 Where Happiness Blooms Stamp Set w/ Thin Cuts
C1816 Spruced Up Cardmaking Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5976 Thistle Cardstock
Z2840 Thistle Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2833 Pebble Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Prismacolor Pencils-1061, 911, 931
Copic Marker-V12
Hexagon Dies-MFT
Banner Dies-MFT
Stitched Frame-Simon Says Stamp
Z4304 Silver Loose Sequins
Z4221 Mink Twine

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
A Place to Start-Use Ribbons or Bows
Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes w/Dies
Little Red Wagon-Mix 'Em Up

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Such a pretty card! Lovely colouring too. And the sequins are the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  2. This is a gorgeous bouquet! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Oh Allisa! This is just lovely! Your colouring is perfect and a wonderful choice for this weeks sketch. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  4. Congratulations! You have been chosen as a Rising Star for the Week of April 6 - 12, 2020, at A Place To Start Challenge Blog! Thanks for your wonderful submission to our challenge. Please stop by our blog and grab your badge!

  5. Allisa: What a sweet card you've made with the little tied bow around the watering can! Thanks for joining our April monthly challenge at APTS blog! --Becca/resident designer at APTS


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