Joyful Holiay for Freshly Made Sketches
Good Morning Magnolia meets Golden Honey DSP for Casethissketch #351

Stunning Cosmos for FreshlyMade #415

Happy Saturday!

I don't have a Paper Players card for you tonight, as last week was our last challenge of 2019.  However, FreshlyMadeSketches has another great sketch and I was inspired to play along.


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When I saw the sketch, I had to think for a while about what my vertical elements would be.  When I was looking through my stock, I remembered by Stunning Cosmos and thought that they might just work.  I know it's winter and there is snow on the ground, but I really wanted to play with soft, spring colors.  I embossed the cosmos with silver embossing powder and then used my kuretake pearl shimmer watercolor paints to add the springy-pink to the inside of the flowers.

I felt the background needed just a little something, so I took my embossing paste and stencil and added a little interest.  While it was wet, I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter and then heat set it with my heat gun.

I adhered the stems directly to the base, but popped up the flowers with a foam square.  I added a sentiment, popped it up and the card was finished.

Here's my card:

Stunning Cosmos for FreshlyMade (1 of 1)

On a personal note:

Lots of snow on the ground.  It really does look like a winter wonderland and we are guaranteed of a white Christmas!  Lou and I were out shopping a couple of night's ago and witnessed a fabulous sunset.  The sky was just gorgeous.

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I was just sorry that I couldn't find a house facing the right direction that had Christmas lights on it!  But... it was a beautiful sight, anyway!

I'll be back tomorrow with another card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Stunning Cosmos, Altenew.  Sentiment  - Cool Banner, Your Next Stamp
  • Stencil:  Crafter's Workshop
  • Watercolors:  Kuretake Pearl Shimmer