Freshly Made Sketches #430

The Where Happiness Blooms stamp set is perfect for Spring thank you cards!  Tulips are on of my favorite flowers….but they are also a hit with the local wildlife as well!  I figure they must be pretty tasty, cause they never last!  My card is created based on the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches

I colored my image a little differently than I have in the past.  While this is a layered stamp set, I chose to just ink up the base image and then add color with Prismacolor pencils.  My watering can is stamped in Pebble ink and then I added color to the image with my pencils.  The pencils were blended out with Gamsol.  In keeping with the sketch, I cut a hexagon shape out of vellum for the background.  I colored the backside of the vellum with a Copic marker for a little added color.  My watering can is applied with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  A little twine bow and a few sequins finish off the card. My sequins are iridescent with a purple tone….but of course that is not the color my camera picked up!  Here is a look at the complete stamp set-

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z4086 Where Happiness Blooms Stamp Set w/ Thin Cuts

C1816 Spruced Up Cardmaking Stamp Set

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

X5976 Thistle Cardstock

Z2840 Thistle Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z2833 Pebble Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Prismacolor Pencils-1061, 911, 931


Copic Marker-V12

Hexagon Dies-MFT

Banner Dies-MFT

Stitched Frame-Simon Says Stamp

Z4304 Silver Loose Sequins

Z4221 Mink Twine

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

A Place to Start-Use Ribbons or Bows

Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes w/Dies

Little Red Wagon-Mix ‘Em Up

Thanks so much for stopping by!

5 thoughts on “Freshly Made Sketches #430”

  1. Such a pretty card! Lovely colouring too. And the sequins are the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  2. Oh Allisa! This is just lovely! Your colouring is perfect and a wonderful choice for this weeks sketch. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  3. Allisa: What a sweet card you've made with the little tied bow around the watering can! Thanks for joining our April monthly challenge at APTS blog! –Becca/resident designer at APTS


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