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Yesterday, I mentioned how much I enjoy sketch and color challenges, so I found another challenge to play…Freshly Made Sketches. This is my "Freshly Made Flower" for Freshly Made Sketches, and here's the sketch:


Another challenge for me and another post using the Secret Garden stamp set. I really do have a nice variety of stamp sets, but I just had to go with the Secret Garden one more time.

Over the past week, I've designed four cards using one stamp set. Now that's a sure sign of versatility and a sure sign that The Secret Garden Bundle (stamp set and matching framelits) would be a worthwhile investment. The flowers are beautiful and they can work well with a Vintage, bold and contemporary, or a clean and simple personal style. 

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I created this card with a fresh, clean look in mind. I chose a very classic look using black and white, and added just a pop of So Saffron. So Saffron is the more subtle yellow in the Stampin' Up! color family and I thought it was perfect for the "quiet" tone of the card. 

As they say, a little fussy cutting goes a long way, and it sure does make the flower the focal point of this card. I layered my cut flower with dimensionals, and gave the center a little color with my blender pen and some So Saffron ink.

The sentiment is from the Friendly Phrases stamp set.

Please be sure to check back on Saturday. I'm beginning a series of five blog posts illustrating a card design tip in each one. It'll be fun and informative.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: Cardstock – Whisper White, Basic Black, Subtles Collection Designer Series Paper Stack. Stamp Sets – Secret Garden and Friendly Phrases. Ink – Jet Black Staz On and So Saffron. Tools – Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Paper Snips and Stampin' Dimensionals.


Today is the last day of Sale-A-Bration 2013. Sale-A-Bration is Stampin' Up!'s premier annual promotion. With each $50.00 in products purchased, you would get a free Sale-A-Bration item. From the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, to the beautiful stamp sets, to the fabulous embellishments…1 free with each $50.00 order. It's a great way to Sale-A-Brate!