Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A 'Fresh' Flower

I love the sketches at Freshly Made Sketches. They are fun, modern and 'fresh' :) After doing a Christmas card on Monday and prepping a few Christmas classes I needed to do something different.

Even though it's fall, I wanted to do something bright and cheery. So I pulled out my Melon Mambo Embossing Powder, one of my fave stamp sets Just Believe, our lovely Hostess Cheerful Treat Designer Series Paper and made this fresh, flowery card. Don't you just love the Limeade DSP with Melon Mambo polka dots? I love this DSP ~ so many fabulous patterns to choose from!

Tips & Tricks:
*Love the new colored embossing powders? Rub some Embossing Buddy over your card stock before embossing to avoid little flecks of embossing powder in places other than your image.
*When using a lot of the same colors for bases and backgrounds, use Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up your images a bit and to add contrast.
*Sometimes I make a card without an intended recipient. So I leave it blank and then it can be anything I want it to be :)

Can't wait to stamp something a bit more seasonal again tomorrow but I've gotta mix it up sometimes. 'Til then, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!


Linda Callahan said...

I don't have this DSP so I am so excited to see it used here - such happy dots! And a very fresh and modern color combo - love it! So glad you joined us again at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tui Nathan said...

What a fabulous colour combination ...bright, fresh and fun ... a terrific take on our sketch this week!
Thanks for joining us at "Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Jennifer said...

This is such a happy card! I love your use of the DSP! Perfect with that set, too (what isn't??!!). Your use of the sketch is wonderful. So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Timko

Rita said...

This is very bright and cheery! I haven't used those sheets from my pack of dsp, but now I can't wait to cut into them! I love how happy and fun they are! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

Lesley Croghan said...

What a pretty card! It is so nice to mix up seasons as you say! I am so happy you like my sketches! Thank you so much for your kind words! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Jen said...

That's one of my favorite stamp sets too! And it's nice to see such bright colors when we're almost always focused on fall colors lately. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Cindy said...

Oh, that is soooo pretty! Love the DSPs, colors and choice of stamp set. Very clean card. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Lauri said...

Wow..I love the colors you chose! Fun and bright! Thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches this week!