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 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:
Perfect Pennants (2014 Occasions Catalog)
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
Baked Brown Sugar Stamp Pad
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
Stampin Dimensionals
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  1. This card is so awesome!! The colors,papers and embossing fit perfectly together!!
    Thank you for joining us at FMS!!

  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!

  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.

  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!