My card today was inspired by the Studio Calico May Card Kit Camelot.
This kit was a box full of ideas and although it included many colorful elements, I opted for some of the more muted tones so the gold embellishments would stand out. Don’t you just love that herringbone vellum? It is so unique. I also used a sewing machine for the first time to stitch gold thread along the top of the champagne grosgrain ribbon that was included in the kit. I think it tied it all together (pun definitely intended).
Although I didn’t use any stamps on this card, I did use craft dies from Mama Elephant; the Embellished Tag Creative Cuts for my tag and the Hello Script Creative Cuts for the sentiment.
I hope you enjoyed. Leave a comment below and check out the other submissions for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches #139 by Rita.
P.S. Here’s a little tip.
To prevent the grosgrain ribbon from fraying, I squeezed out a thin line of Ranger Multi Medium Matte on a craft sheet then dipped the ends of the ribbon. The edges keep their shape and you can’t even tell it’s there!
Watercolored mums from Mama Elephant’s Lovely Mums stamp set are the focal point of todays card.
This morning I cracked open the April Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp and decided it would be great to use for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge #129 by Jen M.
Oddly enough, the sentiment is very similar to my last post, but I went with it anyway.
For today’s card, I used a stamp, paper and embellishments from Studio Calico with dies from Mama Elephant to create a scene reminiscent of the sky opening up after a storm. I thought it worked well with the sentiment.
Made with Freshly Made Sketches #128 by Rita.
After receiving my Hello Sunshine haul from Lawn Fawn, I decided make this card using sketch #126 from Freshly Made Sketches.
I layered my papers on a Hero Hues Daffodil note card from Hero Arts, which I thought matched the Hello Sunshine patterned paper nicely. The green stripe is finished with a bit of Wink of Stella glitter pen to give it a little shine.