Saturday, November 7, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #211 Card for a #sharehandmadekindness card

Hello everyone!! It is a dreary Saturday today-the perfect day to stay inside!!

I was quite busy in the craft room yesterday. I made SEVEN cards-which is a total record for me. I am a SLOOOOWWW card maker and sometimes it takes me a couple hours to create one! I think the secret was that over the last few weeks while lying around I have done quite a bit of coloring. I left these bits and pieces all over my desk and now I am using them in some cards. I think I should do this more often because I am so much more productive.

Anyway, today I am sharing a card I created using Freshly Made Sketches #211. I have to admit that it is NOT my favorite card that I have made in a while BUT I had fun putting it all together. That is what counts in this craft, right?

I created this card around the flower. I had these pieces stamped on my desk and it was either throw them away or make a card. I am going to send this to a friend filled with a little surprise this week. Who doesn't like a surprise?

This card is also for Jennifer McGuire's "Share Handmade Kindness" initiative that she has on her blog. I will be doing a lot of cards/card sets in the future toward this. My goal for the next year is to send random acts of kindness to friend, whether it be a friend I know in person or from online. I know plenty of people in need in my real life right now and a card is a wonderful pick me up. I know I LOVE getting a note in the mail saying someone is thinking of me.

Anyway, here is the inspiration sketch:

The pink and purple circle I created by blending Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar and Wild Violet Distress Ink. I am in LOVE with this new purple ink!!

I added a piece of purple Washi tape under the sentiment strip and decided that my accents would be gold.

I used this new product from Tonic called "Nuvo Crystal Drops" in Carnation Pink for the large dot in the middle of the flower. It actually resembles and feels like an enamel dot when it dries. I have a few other colors and ordered a few more so I will be playing around with it in the future.

That is all for today. I will be showing some other cards on the blog that I made at a later date. I cannot post them all at once as I hardly ever am this productive!!

Thank you for stopping by today. Enjoy the rest of the day!!


Linda Callahan said...

So bright and cheerful! Makes me smile! Thanks for sharing it at FMS!

Jen Brum said...

Such a pretty card! Love that rich purple combined with the pink! The gold accents are fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Susanne Vargas said...

Very pretty in those vibrant colors! Can't wait to see the other cards you made!

Squirrel said...

Oh it's pretty! I love that purple ink as well. I only have Seedless Preserves and it's too red. Another one for my wishlist!

Inkyfingers said...

Seven cards! In one day??? you are on a roll lady and I can't wait to see them. This one is just gorgeous and I love the bold colour. Have a good return to work my friend.
Carol x

Happy Dance said...

My second oldest daughter has been crazy for anything purple since she was a little girl. This card would be right up her alley! I just might have to CASE this for her birthday! Great way to use up all those little colored and die cut bits. This is a fun take on the FMS sketch, and I'm rather intrigued by those Nuvo Crystal Drops. They look awesome in your flower center! Fun card! Oh! Congrats on the 7 card day! That's killer!!! Bev

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving the purple and pinks and golds, so pretty!