Monday 20 February 2017

Freshly Made Sketches 275

Fantastic sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week and I'm so glad I made the deadline. It was a near run thing with family issues and a blown light bulb!

I'm very fond of this hexagon honeycomb embossing folder. The embossed gold on the vellum is a stamp from Best Birds.

The Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp is glorious and I love it plus there's a sense of achievement in getting all four layers of it in the right place!

Card: Basic Black,  Whisper White, vellum
Stamps: SU Best Birds and Thoughtful Banners, Altenew Peony Bouquet
Inks:  Tuxedo Black, Rose Red, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, versamark
Other: Gold embossing powder, Burlap ribbon, Blushing Bride cotton ribbon, dimensionals, circle layering framelits, Peony Bouquet dies, honeycomb embossing folder


  1. Wow - the dark, almost somber colours of your background serve as a great foil for the delicacy of the flower, and the gold just lifts the whole image. Another wonderful card!

  2. What a stunner and the touch of embossed vellum is gorguss

  3. Beautiful card, Jan! That Peony Bouquet is such a gorgeous stamp set and you've showcased if perfectly here! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  4. A gorgeous card, Jan! The black card base adds a nice sophistication and the gold embossed vellum a freat highlight behind the flower. I congratulate you on getting all four layers stamped perfectly! :-) It's something I have yet to achieve with this stamp set LOL!!

  5. This is so gorgeous! I love the gold, vellum, and ribbon that add a soft touch over a bold black background. This is so elegant!

  6. I need to practice using my Altenew florals & boy have you inspired me! Love the gold behind your incredible bloom!