Saturday, January 18, 2020

Grow Good Memories Card

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! 

I appreciate your stopping by!


  1. Very pretty! You have added some wonderful detail; I love the 'faux embossing' on the petals- very cool! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Beautiful card Barb, the details are divine. I love getting some crafty time with you yesterday.

  3. Beautiful card! The botanical images go perfectly with the sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Beautiful patterns - I love the way you popped some of the leaves. It is so elegant on the dark background. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. An amazing design! I love the vintage focal image against the modern black and white background. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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