Freshly Made Sketches 235

Well, if it isn’t Friday! So nice to see you again! We had another really overcast day here yesterday but it didn’t rain! We are to get heavy rain this morning and then maybe a little sun this afternoon. I spent the day with my friend Sue yesterday! We had lots of errands to run. We met Bill for lunch and then after that we made our way over to Scrap-A-Latte stopping at Michael’s along the way. Sue and Renee haven’t see each other in a while and while they chatted I worked on some things. By the time we were finished it was 4:45, time to head back to Sue’s so I could get my car and head over to my parent’s for dinner with them and Daniel. I stopped home briefly before heading over to Heather’s, we ran to BJ’s quickly and then back to her house for Thirsty Thursday! Sort of fitting that it fell on Cinco de Mayo! I had a margarita and it was delicious! When I got home I sat down and made my card for today before finally getting to bed around 1:30! A pretty good Thursday!

The card that I have to share with you today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

Freshly Made Sketches 235

This was one of those that as soon as I saw the sketch I knew exactly what I wanted to use! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the Mama Elephant Sew Fancy Creative Cuts to cut out my background from a piece of Pink Vellum. My cherry blossom branch is from the Mama Elephant Lunar Extras Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black along with a few extra flowers and used my Copics to color them in. They are cut out with the Coordinating Dies and the branch is adhered to the Vellum with Multi-Matte Medium. My greeting is from the Mama Elephant Heartfelt Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Ranger Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of Black 110lb and cut out with the Coordinating Dies. I adhered it to the Vellum with Foam Tape. A few strategically placed dots of Multi-Matte Medium adhere the vellum panel to the card. Some Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins are added along with the extra flowers. I love that arigato greeting with the cherry blossoms and the Pink Vellum makes a nice backdrop for them! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Your continued visits are always appreciated and I wish you all a super fun Friday! šŸ™‚

FMS 235-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Lunar Extras and Heartfelt Wishes Photopolymer (Mama Elephant)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Markers: Copics

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Ranger)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Black 110lb (Recollections)

Specialty: Pink Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Sew Fancy, Lunar Extras and Heartfelt Wishes Creative Cuts (Mama Elephant)

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool

12 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches 235”

  1. Justin – I LOVE this card. Pink is a favorite color of mine and this stamp reminds me of the Cherry Blossom festival in Washington, D.C. My older daughter just danced in the Cherry Blossom parade there. The extra flowers and sequins are so perfectly placed………how do you ever decide where they should go? Just amazingly beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us every day. You really do inspire me.

    Another Blah weather day here today but that’s O.K. Friday is the day me and the hubs do the housework. Speaking of that I better get my butt in gear before he has to wait for me to finish up something before he starts his part. LOL Have yourself a Fruitful Friday and then sit back an enjoy your accomplishments. Luv ya my friend. XXOO šŸ™‚

    1. Hi Grace!
      Thank you! Yes, I love that cherry blossom branch! I just “randomly” place the sequins! I thank you for taking the time to comment everyday! It means a lot!
      We have had the same weather as you and I’m over it! LOL! I need to have a housework Friday! Hope you got all of your chores done! Love you too! XOXO šŸ™‚

  2. Sunny and 86 in Chicagoland. Perfect day to spend at lake Michigan! No, I worked but it was gorgeous. don’t get jealous we have rain, AGAIN, moving in.

    Beautiful elegant card, I’m so jealous. You just keep on producing gorgeous creations. Thanks for the inspiration

    1. Well, at least you got a little break from the dismal weather Linda! I can’t wait for a little break for the clouds!
      Thank you so much! I’m happy that I get to inspire you! šŸ™‚

  3. Oh my gosh, this is so gorgeous, Justin. I love the “stitched” pink vellum with the bright flowers and bold sentiment. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Truly lovely! The branch of flowers is so dainty and elegant – just perfect for the golden sentiment! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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