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Friday, August 27, 2021

Birthday Wishes


Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating their 500th sketch this week. WOW! Like many, this is one of my favorite weekly challenges to play along with. Who doesn't love a great sketch(?), and the ladies at FMS never disappoint with theirs week after week. I couldn't let this go by without playing along.

Linda is our hostess with a great sketch and I liked how she explained her inspiration for adding the five elements for the 500th sketch. Very clever Linda!

I actually have two cards. This first one is a larger 5 x 7 inch card. All supplies except the gold pearls are from Gina K Designs. I used her new larger Wreath Builder System to make the top stitched panel. The Wreath Builder is really addicting once you get going with it, LOL. All of the stamped images used with the Wreath Builder and the stamped images on the background panel are from the GKD set called Fresh Flowers, and I used the coordinating dies as well. For the background panel, I used an acrylic block to stamp the flower images, using the "stamping off" technique. I stamped just a few flower images, then using the GKD Fall Flourish stencil, I very lightly added the flourish pattern in Fresh Asparagus ink.  

Here's the inside of the card: The sentiments here are from the GKD set called Enjoyable Greeting.


For my second card I used mostly Concord & 9th supplies, the FMS sketch and the current Color Throwdown colors. Since there are four colors this week, I picked out one of the newer C&9th Turnabouts and a coordinating set to make the card. This week's colors are red, blue, green and gray. I went with a pastel palette, for the most part.

And here is the inside of this card:

Thanks for checking in and have a wonderful Friday!

Card 1: All Gina K Designs: Fresh Flowers Stamps set and coordinating dies, Birthday Wishes stamp set and coordinating die, Enjoyable Greetings stamp set, Master Layouts 3 and 7 dies, Fall Flourishes stencil, inks, card stock, blending brushes, Connect glue. Big Shot and Misti, Trinity gold pearl embellishments, SU Dimensionals

Card 2: All Concord & 9th: Flower Garden Turnabout set, Flower Shaker Shapes Stamp set and dies, card stock, inks. Big Shot, Misti, SU Dimensinals, Gina K Designs Master Layouts 1 Dies


  1. Great designs! Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

  2. You make the prettiest cards! I love all of the stamping you did and the subtle stenciling on your first card is lovely! So glad you joined the 500th celebration at FMS!

  3. Gorgeous cards! Your half-wreath is such a wonderful look! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches for our 500th sketch challenge.

  4. What a gorgeous pair of cards! I love how you featured the Throwdown colors!


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