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Sunday, January 12, 2014

FMS118 - Good Thoughts



Hi, everyone!  I hope you're having a great Sunday.  The sun is finally shining and we have a Carolina Blue sky!

I decided to try and play along with the Freshly Made Sketches #118 challenge this week.  I like the nice, clean layout of the sketch:
As I looked at all of the beautiful cards the designers made for challenge, Karren Johnson's use of the ruffled trim really stood out to me.  You can see her card here.  I just had to CASE that ribbon idea!
 
I also CASE'd another idea I've seen on a few cards on the Internet.  I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to make the layer behind greeting.  You simply cut your card stock a hair under 2 inches x 3-1/4 inches.  Punch each end with the punch and ta-da...you have a coordinating layer for one of the Chalk Talk Framelits.  I'm so glad I took the plunge and purchased this punch.  It's got so many more uses than I originally thought. 
 
Just another quick note about how I added the layers.  Since the ruffled trim is a little bit thick, I adhered the Baked Brown Sugar/Retro Fresh DSP strip with dimensionals.  The greeting layer is adhered with tape at the bottom and a couple of dimensionals at the top.
 
Here's everything I used for my card:
 
Stamps:
Perfect Pennants (2014 Occasions Catalog)
 
Paper:
So Saffron Card Stock
     4-1/4x11 Card Base
Coastal Cabana Card Stock
     3-3/4x5 Embossed Layer
     Scrap for Flower
Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock
     3-3/4x1-5/8 Layer Behind DSP
Tangerine Tango Card Stock
     2*x3-1/4 Layer Behind Greeting
        *Just a hair under 2" (see above).
Very Vanilla Card Stock
    2x3-1/4 Main Greeting
Retro Fresh DSP (2014 Occasions Catalog)
     3-3/4x1-1/2 DSP Layer
 
Ink:
Baked Brown Sugar Stamp Pad
 
Accessories:
Chalk Talk Framelits
Arrows Embossing Folder (2014 Occasions Catalog)
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Gold Baker's Twine (2014 Occasions Catalog)
Baked Brown Sugar Ruffled Stretch Trim
1/8" Hole Punch
Pearls
Stampin Dimensionals
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Beth

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4 comments:

  1. This card is so awesome!! The colors,papers and embossing fit perfectly together!!
    Thank you for joining us at FMS!!

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  2. What a great combination of color and texture! I love how you layered the sentiment and wove the twine through it. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  3. This is a great card, Beth. Loving that Retro Fresh look - it's so fresh! Thanks for the shout-out about my card - that's so sweet. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  4. This is just lovely Beth! I love the on trend feel to these colours and I just love the addition of the ruffled ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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