Birthday Positive Thoughts — FMS435

It’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is our favorite Coloradan, Kim Singdahlsen.  She has a good sketch for us.  Take a look:

This one threw me for a loop with those stripes.  I decided to use some ribbon for some of them and card stock for others.  I’m not entirely sure you can see the sketch with my card, but it really was my starting point.  🙂

I wanted to use the Positive Thoughts stamp set and coordinating dies for my card, and I needed to make a birthday card for a sweet friend, so I started by stamping several flowers and leaves.  I die-cut some of the stems from vellum card stock as well.  Once I had all of that done, I splattered some Petal Pink ink on the card base, and arranged the Metallic-Edge Ribbon and a die-cut piece of trim to represent the sketch’s stripes.  I then arranged the flowers and greenery.

The sentiment was stamped and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I added some champagne rhinestones as embellishments.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch! We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery each week.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by 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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Positive Thoughts for a Sympathy Card — Monday Montage #157

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

I needed to make a sympathy card for a friend and the new Positive Thoughts stamp set seemed like a perfect set.  And on Feb. 4th, Stampin’ Up! will release some coordinating dies for this set.

I started out by die-cutting a piece of Whisper White card stock with one of these new dies.  It is a rectangle with some pretty piercings around the border.  I then stamped some of the foliage with Pear Pizzazz ink.  I stamped the flowers with Rococo Rose ink, which was stamped off one time, and cut them out with another coordinating die.  The Mossy Meadow leaves were cut with other coordinating dies, as was the little bit of So Saffron trim underneath the sentiment.  And you guessed it — the butterfly was cut out with another coordinating die in the set.  I definitely made good use of a lot of the dies on this card!

The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  I added some Faceted Dots and some Metallic Baker’s Twine, which is a Sale-a-Bration offering, as embellishments.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia — not participating this week
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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