Thursday, 17 January 2013

Freshly Made Sketch #69

Funny how different things work to come together and inspire a card. I looked at the latest sketch at Freshly Made and decided that I probably wouldn't play along this week. Nothing came to mind so I was ready to move on.

This week, when I got together with friends in my studio, D was working on a couple of Bridal Shower cards. In the back on my mind I was thinking I should probably be making one of those for our nephew's fiance's upcoming shower.

After my friends left, I was putting away the dies that I had been working on organizing and my little case of small embossing folders fell out of the cupboard. Right on the top was one that said 'Bridal Shower'. Hmmmm....

As I went to put something else away my eyes fell on my box of VELLUM and all of a sudden I knew exactly what I wanted to make - using that sketch at Freshly Made!

I rotated the sketch to work better with the papers I chose, and added a sparkly vellum panel over the patterned pieces with a sparkly brads. The Bride-To-Be LOVES bling. You can't see it in the photo, but I outlined the edge of the white 'Bridal Shower' piece with a sparkly Sakura pen and it really catches the light.

I will pen the words inside when I figure out what I want to say in the card, and the white word panel was also outlined with the sparkly pen.

In order to cut the triangle pieces for the card front, I cut two identical squares. Then I cut each square in half, which left me with 4 triangles. Two I used on the front of the card, so I decided to use the 2nd two on the envelope.

I embossed a white square with two other embossing folders, and attached it over my patterned rectangles, then used another piece of the same paper to line the envelope:

Now I have my card finished for the shower, AND I got to participate in a challenge that initially I was going to pass on this week.

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. such great folder you use for this card!
    Love it
    Hello from Elma

  2. What a great take on the sketch! I love how the vellum square softens the colors and pattern of the paper underneath. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. So pretty! Wonderful use of the vellum and sparkle! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!


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