Freshly Made Sketches #303

Hey Everyone

This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the Queen of Backgrounds (I’m giving her that title if she doesn’t already have it!) Karren Johnson, my super talented and creative friend from NZ.  Think I’m going to have to book a flight to NZ soon just to go touch in her stuff in her craft room! Oh, and to say hello of course!  I saw return flights from Australia for only $236 the other day.  I might have to lock in some travel dates!

Floral Statements is a stamp set that I had sitting on my desk unlinked – I felt the sketch worked perfectly for this combined pretty rose image and sentiment.  The flowers are stamped in Black Archival Ink and watercoloured in Calypso Coral and Old Olive Ink.  I then added a strip of of Calypso Coral DSP from Petal Gardens Designer Series Paper Stack.  I added some Black Bakers Twine, a bow and created two banners – one in Petal Gardens DSP Stack and one in Basic Black cardstock.  My banners are attached with a couple of staples – just because I haven’t used my stapler in ages!

Here’s my card:

You may know by now that I’m not one for a flat card, so I stamped a second image and watercoloured it.  After a bit of fussy cutting, I then added dimensionals and layered it over the top of the original image.  I took a photo to try and show you the layered image – hope you can see my fussy cutting and the extra height I’ve given to all the flowers and leaves.


The design team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and get ready to be wowed!

Thanks for stopping by.



6 thoughts on “Freshly Made Sketches #303

  1. Lovely! I really like the look of the images layered on top of one another. And the staples! I haven’t used my stapler in ages either. Great idea to use it to attach those banners!

  2. $236? You really must book a flight and we can have a stamp-a-thon at my place 🙂 In the meantime, your card is just gorgeous – what a fabulous idea to put the image on the card where you have.

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