For Saturdays posts I have decided to use this as an opportunity to take part in some sketch and card challenges. I have always wanted to take part in challenges but have never got around to it so I am hoping this will encourage me to do so, whether it is a sketch challenge or a theme challenge I think it is a good way to keep the inspiration flowing.
This week I have taken part in the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.
Sketch Challenge 177
For my entry this week I used the Petal Potpourri Stamp Set from the Spring and Summer Catalogue and created a Mother’s Day card for my daughter to send to my mum this Mother’s Day.
Petal potpourri Mother’s Day Card
I took a piece of A4 Blackberry Bliss Cardstock and cut it down to 8 2/8 inches (20.8cm) x 5 7/8 inches (14.4cm) and scored it at 4 1/8 inch (10.4cm) to make me card base. To make my mat piece I took a piece of the In Colours 2014 – 2016 Background Designer Series Paper in Blackberry Bliss and cut it to 5 3/8 inches (13.4cm) x 3 7/8 inches (9.3cm) and adhered this on to my card base with some snail adhesive. I then took another piece of Blackberry Bliss (love this colour!!) measuring 5 1/8 inches (12.9cm) x 3 5/8 inches (8.8cm) and cut it at 1 inch and then cut half an inch of the remaining piece, so I now have 2 pieces. I adhered this to the card base with Stampin Dimensionals leaving the half an inch gap in between.
0 Blackberry Bliss Petal Potpourri Card
Taking the co-ordinating Flower Medallion Punch I punched out a flower from the Blackberry Bliss Background DSP. I stamped one of the flower images from the Petal Potpourri Stamp set in Versamark Ink and heat embossed this with White Stampin Embossing powder. I too punched this out with the Flower Medallion punch and stuck them together with Mini Glue Dots.
Petal Potpourri Card
Taking a strip of A4 Vellum measuring 3 1/2 inches (8.8cm) x 3/4 inch (1.9cm) I stamped a sentiment in Versamark Ink and heat embossed this again with Stampin White Embossing powder. I adhered this to my flower piece with a glue dot and in the centre of the flower added a Something Borrowed Embellishment with another glue dot. I then adhered my flower to my card with Stampin Dimensionals.
For the inside I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3 7/8 inches x 5 3/8 inches (9.3cm x 14.3cm) and stamped a sentiment in Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink and popped this on the inside of my card.
Petal Potpourri Mother’s Day Card
So that’s this weeks entry into the Freshly Made Sketches challenge I hope this inspires you to have a go!
Thanks for dropping by today, Louise xx
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Blackberry Bliss A4 Cardstock
Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink
Something Borrowed Embellishments
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin’ White Embossing powder
Flower Medallion Punch
2014 – 2016 Backgrounds DSP
Petal Potpourri Stamp Set