Hello Thursday! So happy to see you again! You are a good day because you are right next to Friday! How are we all doing today? I’m well, I had to do some tech support with my Aunt in England yesterday evening. She was pretty amazed that I was able to walk her through what she had to do to get her internet connection back up. It was a relatively nice day here yesterday, I think we made it to 52 degrees! I must admit that while it was still a little chilly I did have the top down in the card on the way home. I just can’t wait any longer!
Today I have my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. This week we have a sketch from Rita…
I wanted something a little springy so here’s what I came up with. The base of the card is Pretty in Pink Card Stock. I used the Borders Scoring Plate and my Simply Scored to create the background on a piece of Lucky Limeade. The piece of paper on the left is form the Tea for Two Designer Series Paper Pack, I thought it echoed the chevron background pretty nicely. A piece of Calypso Coral is cut on the bottom edge with the Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies. Some Early Espresso 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon is adhered around the back with Sticky Strip and another piece is knotted on it. The greeting is from the Friendship Preserves Stamp Set and is stamped in Calypso Coral. I used the Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies to cut it out. It’s backed with a piece of So Saffron, also cut out with the same Framelits and pierced around the edge with the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool. A piece of Early Espresso is flagged on either side and adhered in between the to Window Frames. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. I kind of like the bold Limeade for a background more that I thought I would. I hope that you like my Freshly Made Sketches Challenge card for this week’s sketch from Rita. Thank you so so much for paying me a visit today. I hope your Thursday is pretty awesome!
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Card Stock: Pretty in Pink, Lucky Limeade, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Tea for Two
Ink: Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamp Set: Friendship Preserves Clear Mount
Framelits: Window Frames Collection
Edgelits: Adorning Accents
Embellishments: Early Espresso 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Borders Scoring Plate, Simply Scored, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
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