Thursday, 30 March 2023

Just a Little Note

 Hi and welcome!  Today's card uses the latest sketch from the team at Freshly Made Sketches, where hostess Jennifer Timko has given us an oval to play with.

For some reason, I am not a fan of ovals - probably because I can never get them straight.  I decided to work with some products from The Greetery and create an almost one-layer card featuring a sort-of oval shape.  The original stencils create an arch design, so to make it look more like an oval, I stenciled and stamped the left-hand of the card then flipped the stencils to mirror image the right-hand side.

Once I was finished stenciling and stamping, I selectively stamped part of the arched sentiment and did some subtle ink-blending to define the shape more.  I finished with a die-cut and stacked sentiment.

Please be sure to check out the fabulous cards made by the design team.

I'm linking this up to Happy Little Stampers stencil challenge.

Products used:

Stamps:  Floral Arches, Arched Sentiments (The Greetery)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Matcha, Sage (Catherine Pooler), Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Aged Mahogany, Old Paper Distress Inks, Fossilized Amber, Brushed Corduroy, Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Inks
Cardstock:  White, Black
Dies:  Hello Poe Script (Poppy Stamps)
Accessories:  Floral Arches Stencils (The Greetery)



I Card Everyone said...

What a gorgeous way to use Jen's Sketch, Karren! WOW this is pretty! [looks like I should have borrowed this set from Marcia, too!]

Jeanne H said...

A really pretty card...your "oval" shape is a really good idea.

Jen Brum said...

Okay this is absolutely stunning! I love those flowers and the colours and how beautiful it looks hugging that oval! Amazing!

Lisa Elton said...

What a creative take on the sketch! I agree, it's hard to get ovals straight. Pretty card, Karren!

Dawn T said...

Cleverly done Karren. It's a stunning card.

Kelly S said...

I LOVE how you used this set! It looks beautiful turned this way! An awesome "un-oval" card, heee :)!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful use of the 'arch' to create this wonderful oval card

Judy Rozema said...

Absolutely amazing! I love your floral sprays, and the sentiment is perfect!

Jen Timko said...

This is downright brilliant! I love how you used that stencil and the flowers are amazing!