Freshly Made Sketches 229

Today’s layout inspiration comes from the Freshly Made Sketches #229FMS Final 229-001

For the card, it’s all about the beautiful What I Love Stamp Set from Sale-a-bration.  I started with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I then took the What I Love Stamp Set and stamped in 2-3/4″ squares different colored flowers.  The stamp set is two-step and although mine aren’t perfectly lined up, I actually like it that way.

What I Love - Stamp It Up With Jaimie

For the top flower, I used Calypso Coral as my light color (stamping off first for the lightest variation) and then Cajun Craze as the darkest color.

What I Love - Stamp It Up With Jaimie - Calypsal Coral

Pool Party was used as the lightest color for my blue flower (again stamping off first for the lightest part) and then I used the retired Coastal Cabana for the darkest shade.

What I Love - Stamp It Up With Jaimie - Pool Party

My purple flower was made using Rich Razzleberry for the lighter shade and Blackberry Bliss for the darker shade.  I then added a vertical strip of Venetian Trim to give it some texture.

What I Love - Stamp It Up With Jaimie - Blackberry Bliss

The sentiment, “Know what I love?” is from the same What I Love Stamp Set and is stamped in Pool Party.  The “You!” was stamped on the inside of the card.

Enjoy!

What I Love - Stamp It Up With Jaimie - Sentiment

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HSS #230 Challenge

I love texture and even more so, the combination of soft and hard textures.

For the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge, I thought I would mix it all up.

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I got my inspiration from a scrapbook layout I did in the fall.

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I combined the rough burlap with the softer crochet trim.  I also combined the more masculine colors, Mossy Meadow and Mint Macaron, with the more feminine flowers from the English Garden DSP, as well as the softer scalloped edge below the sentiment.

When in doubt – mix it all up!

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