Jumping on the bandwagon to get a card in for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #418
I love the simplicity of this sketch. I knew almost right off what I'd use. I started with a Nina columns cardstock (I love to use this when I have white space in my background, its so crisp and sturdy. I cut the dark oval shape out of an old file-folder, actually. I loved the color of it and saved it from hitting the recycle pile as I saw projects unfolding in my head...
Next, I cut this pretty botanical ephemera from a Birds and Botanicals Images and Journal Notes pad. I wanted to bring more "oomph" to the image, so i faux embossed some of the petals by forcing the petals outward from the back of the paper using the rounded end of a paintbrush. Then using a spellbinders stitched diecut and then another diecut from spellbinders for the scalloped edging too. I layered these two items together and bumped them out with foam tape.
I added some Gelly Roll star touches to the petals and glued some teeny tiny gems to the center of the blossom.
I stamped the words "Grow" "Good" "Memories" from a Recollections acrylic stamp set onto white cardstock, trimmed them and tacked the words on. Voila!
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