Thursday, 22 April 2021

Stripey Flower

 Hi and welcome!  It's my turn to design the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and I decided it was time for another slimline card.  Despite my original intentions, I ended up with a mini-slimline.

I had the idea to use this striped die and add colour to represent one of the strips on the sketch and the sentiment can represent the other strip.  Obviously, I flipped the sketch onto the side.  The flower was one I had left over from another project.  The sentiment was embossed with some old Crushed Curry embossing powder.

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you'll check out the rest of the DT cards and have a go yourself.

Products used:

Stamps:  Celebrate Life (Altenew/PinkFresh), Hello Lovely (Concord & 9th)
Ink:  Amalgam (Gina K), Versamark, Various Altenew inks for the flower
Cardstock:  White, Midnight (Concord & 9th), Summer Sunrise, Limeade Ice (PTI)
Dies:  Slimline Long Stripes (The Ton)
Accessories:  Crushed Curry EP (SU)



Judy Rozema said...

I love stripes and yours with that golden flower are so classy! What a brilliant idea to have color behind just a couple! Love it.

I Card Everyone said...

Karren, I've never met a sketch that you wouldn't see like nobody else would, or could!! Which is to say: this is brilliant!!

tonilea said...

This is a very "catchy" card. I love it!

Linda Callahan said...

I wish I had gorgeous blooms like this just hanging around my desk! Your sketch is so creative and your card is perfect for it! Beautifully done!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the classic navy & white stripes with the fresh pop of yellow, Karren! Great sketch.

Barb Ghig said...

I love the elegance of this card, Karren! The crisp, clean horizontal lines with a pop of isolated color look amazing and your bloom is gorgeous! I also love that you chose Crushed Curry for your clever, my friend!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I love the bold lines on this. They really make the flower stand out and the color you added between them is just perfect. I had no idea there was such a thing as Crushed Curry embossing powder - I thought I had the market cornered on obscure Stampin' Up! products but I'm obviously missing a few things!!! :)

Jen Brum said...

This is such a gorgeous card Karren! I love the blue and white stripes and that flower is so pretty! Thanks for an amazing sketch this week!

Amy O said...

I love these blue and white stripes! And of course, the flower is stunning! Gorgeous card and a fun sketch, Karren!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

So elegant.
I Love how you just added colour to those two strips,
that makes it stand out more than having them all coloured.
Thanks for choosing my card for a mention, over at FMS

Cécile RIBON said...

A stunning design, Karren! I love how you played with colors and the embossed sentiment for the 2 strips of the sketch. This is brilliant.

Kim S said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the pop of color with the bold stripes! And the flower is lovely!