To start my card, I chose the designer series paper first. The pack that my piece is from is called Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper. I liked this woodgrain DSP because the grain reminded me of the stripes on the sketch. The woodgrain on this paper is actually straight, so I cut it on the angle so that it tilted downwards.
From there, I chose my stamp set next. I chose the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set (just realised I used this stamp set last week too…that’s how much I love it!) for my card. I like a really fine edge around my images, so the flowers and the leaves have been fussy cut. When it came time for the little berry branch image, I found there is a die to cut these images out in the Poinsettia Dies, so I whipped them through my cutting machine.
I then chose colours. Instead of red poinsettias, I went for Crumb Cake ones. The centre of the poinsettias were coloured with my Dark Mango Melody Blend and the leaves have been coloured with Old Olive Blends. The little berry images have been stamped in Black Memento Ink and the centre of them stamped with Soft Suede Ink with the two-step stamping image. Not traditional colours I know, but I liked the earthy look of them.
To finish of the card, I added a sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set and added some Linen Thread that I looped under the sentiment and adhered the ends to the card. I was thinking that even if I didn’t love the poinsettia’s like I do, I probably would’ve purchased this stamp set anyway just for the sentiments! I really love this font and the size of this sentiment.
The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using the sketch. Click here to take you to blog to see what they’ve created.
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