Sunday, 13 March 2016

Birthday Botanicals FMS#227

This sketch by Linda Callaghan at Freshly Made Sketches looked like it was easy but the card that seemed so perfect in my head, didn't really come together the way I'd planned. That means there are now some more pieces in my "Cards to be finished" basket, but I did end up with this handy birthday card. Birthday Blossoms was one of my favourites from the Annual Catalogue and it has it's own flower and leaves, but I have used a couple of smaller Botanical Blooms and a fern leaf, to decorate the sentiment. I like to use a sponge dauber to ink the edges of the flower petals, can you see it?

English Garden DSP was going to feature in a much bigger way on this card, but with the design-change, there has ended up being only a narrow strip. This pretty paper is in the Annual catalogue, with lovely florals on one side of the paper and the most amazing masculine colours and patterns on the reverse. I stamped with Gorgeous Grunge and Timeless Textures to get the splatters on the square birthday sentiment.
We have a public holiday on Monday to celebrate the 8 hour working day, so I have an extra day off = more time to get inky!! Maybe I'll try this sketch again....
Wishing you an inky weekend too
Cheers, Rachel


  1. I love your beautiful design. And it's a great take on Linda's sketch. The colors are so bright and cheery and the layered flower is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Your card is definitely fresh and clean! Such bright pretty flowers against the white background! So glad you joined us at FMS!

  3. This is such a gorgeous card Rachel! Such pretty colours and a sweet little flower make this a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!


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