An Eclectic Pink Bouquet — FMS295

I hope everyone had an enjoyable 4th here in the U.S. Ours was very low-key. I did some baking in the morning, stamping in the afternoon, and grilling and fireworks in the evening. And spent the entire day with the kids and my hubby. We usually spend the holiday in Kansas with my parents but because of other things we have going on this week we couldn’t do that this year. So it was a very different day — no buying fireworks for the kids to shoot off (not legal where we live) and a quiet house (just the 5 of us vs. a big family get-together). I loved it, but I’m looking forward to resuming our annual tradition next year.

Since it’s Wednesday, it’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. And this week, our talented friend from the land down under, Narelle Farrugia, is our hostess. She has a great, classic-style sketch for us:

I knew right away I wanted to use a flower for the circle element in the sketch since this is a Narelle sketch and she is the queen of beautiful floral cards.  I decided to use the Oh, So Eclectic set because I received this set at a SU event and it has been sitting on my shelf unassembled since April.

I stamped the flower using Powder Pink ink.  It is a two-step stamp set and the base layer image provides beautiful shading.  It looks watercolored, but it is just stamped.

The diamond patterns was made using a die from the coordinating framelits set, Eclectic Layers Thinlits dies.  These were actually the pieces that are discarded from the die, but I thought they were too pretty to toss so I just glued them down on the card base.

We hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what you create!  Meanwhile, be sure to jump on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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8 thoughts on “An Eclectic Pink Bouquet — FMS295

  1. Such a pretty card, I love it, Amy!! I always marvel at the folks that glue down so many little pieces, such as sequins, and now, here, you have your glimmer diamond die cuts! Such a lovely and loving affect; a beautiful card! TFS! (Loved your 7/4 recap too; fun!)

  2. Those diamond shapes are absolutely brilliant! And the colors on the flower…gorgeous! I love every single thing about this card.

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