Saturday, September 11, 2021

Enjoy, Sweet Friend!

Hello and welcome!  Today I'm sharing a card that I created for the current challenge at Freshly Made Sketches, where Jen has given us this terrific sketch.

I went with kind of fall-ish style card with a lot of white.

I started by ink blending a few Distress inks on Bristol paper then die cut the flower layers, center and leaves.  The colors were inspired by Laura Bassen, who used the same colors for her flower here. The bottom two flower layers were glued together only at the center, then the top petal layer was added with foam tape.  The outer portion of the flower center was die cut from gold pearl mirror cardstock, adhered to the brown center then glued to the flower.

Next a panel of white cardstock was die cut with the Autumn Splendor cover die and layered on the white card base.  The sentiment was die cut four times from brown paper and adhered to the vellum shadow.  I also cut a rectangle from vellum, adhered it to the card, then added the leaves and flower.  After adhering the sentiment to the flower and stamping "sweet friend" on the card interior, I decided it still needed a little something, so I found some matte gold sequins in my stash and added a few to finish things off.

Thanks for taking time to visit, I really appreciate it!  Take care and stay safe!


Stamps:  Bitty Buzzwords (interior sentiment/Honey Bee Stamps)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Tonic Gold Pearl Mirror, Vellum
Ink:  Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick and Squeezed Lemonade Distress
Other:  Autumn Splendor A2 Cover Plate die (HB), Lovely Layers: Sunflower (HB), Bitty Buzzwords dies (HB), gold sequins from my stash


Jen Brum said...

Gorgeous card! That flower is so beautiful! Love all the layers and colours! The textured background is fabulous too! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Kim S said...

Beautiful!! I love the colors in your flower - and how beautifully it pops on the leafy white background! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

C├ęcile RIBON said...

Wow! This bold flower is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.