A sweet simple sketch from Freshly Made Sketches – FMS474. Keeping the sketch in the same orientation, I changed my layout to be horizontal as it worked really well to show off the patterned paper I selected for my card idea of blending current with new.
It always seems we focus on new products featured in the Mini Catalogs and/or the Sale-a-bration brochure and we tend to overlook the gems in the Annual Catalog.
I chose to keep this is a #SimpleStamping card. Stamp, Paper and Ink. A bit of colored twine was added on for a little embellishment.
For the new, I selected a piece of the lovely Sale-a-bration Flowers and Field Designer Series Paper. The colors were picked out of the patterned paper: So Saffron, Flirty Flamingo, Just Jade and Pool Party.
For the current, I selected the stamp set Free As A Bird. The Birds on the Tree Branch image was stamped on to a scrap of Basic White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then trimmed (1½” x 2½”) so that only the two end birds became my focal point.
The image was colored with the coordinating Stampin’ Blends and the background was colored with Pool Party ink applied with a Blending Brush, giving just a hint of color. The focal image was set upon a Basic White mat (1¾” x 2¾”).
The sentiment, We’re the Best of Friends, was stamped on to a small strip of So Saffron cardstock (⅜” x 2½”) and flagged with Paper Snips.
All the elements were assembled on to a Pool Party card base.
However, before adhering it all together, a little Wink of Stella Glitter was applied to the Flirty Flamingo flowers on both the patterned paper and the colored image. And yet, I felt a little something more was needed. That being said, I colored a bit of White Baker’s Twine (retired) with the Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend and added it with a small knot to the bottom on my matted focal image. This was just what was needed to complete the card!
Now I was ready to glue it all together. Both the focal image and the sentiment banner were popped up to add dimension. The card came together nicely. Don’t you agree?
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