Freshly Made Sketches 202

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Hi! Happy Saturday!
Today I am sharing a card I made for Freshly Made Sketches!

I really liked this sketch! 
And the samples that the DT members made this week are all so fabulous, they certainly inspired me to play along!
Here is my take...

I have seen so many cute cards with this stamp set, and I just had to have it myself! Those critters are just so darn adorable, and their smiles make you so happy, don't they!?

I have been experimenting with "photo shoots" in different spots in the house...
My house has a lot of windows but I don't get a lot of bright, natural lights in! This is my desk, they came out a bit brighter than usual, but at this point, I am just not

I used the biggest paint brush I have and water colored those stripes with Smokey Slate. 
I then stamped my cute hippo and bird on some patterned papers from the I Am Me DSP (LOVE this DSP pack!) and die cut them. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do from there, but when I stamped the sentiment, which is super cute!, I noticed the little music note stamp. So I stamped it on the banner, then die cut my music notes in the same patterned papers. 

I placed everything on my stitched square vellum. I chose vellum because I like my bold stripes and did not want to cover them up! Of course I had to add some sparkles, otherwise it's just not a party!
Don't they look like they're having a good time singing "hippo birdie" !?

My notes...

Stamp: Year Four (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Smokey Slate, Watercolor Paper, I Am Me DSP
Ink: Smokey Slate, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessory: Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Tool: Year Four Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn), Die-namics Music Notes and Stitched Square STAX (My Favorite Things), Cut Your Own PL Card Die (Becky Higgins)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!


  1. These critters are adorable....and I love the big stripes! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  2. So cute! Love your watercolored background.

  3. Very cute card! I LOVE that little hippo and bird and that sentiment is fabulous! Great colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!