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This post will feature another FSJ (Fun Stampers Journey) May 2017 Bloom Box card re-imagined for the Fab Friday Card Challenge 113. Here is the card sketch for this challenge:

The original design in the FSJ May Bloom Box featured an elegant doily themed Well Wishes card accented with a silk bow and neutral button with natural twine.

Again, I wanted to incorporate some flowers into the design. I created the blue flowers using the technique mentioned in this post Well Wishes Doily Elegance using FSJ Pool Party ink, FSJ Sweet Pear, FSJ Lemongrass, dauber dowels, and the FSJ stamp set Summer Garden. The doily images were stamped onto FSJ Rock Candy cardstock using Butter Cream ink. The base is FSJ Banana Cream cardstock, with FSJ Rock Cany, and FSJ Butter Cream mats. The “Thinking of You” sentiment was stamped onto the Butter Cream cardstock using FSJ Rock Candy ink.

The second doily from the sentiment focal point, is raised up using FSJ Small Foam Squares. The circular center of this doily is die-cut out and the sentiment sits flush with the first doily (it’s hard to tell in the photo – I have a close-up below). The green leaves were created using FSJ Sweet Pear cardstock and the FSJ Bloom Cluster die. The flower bouquet was popped-up with Foam Squares. The final touch was adding FSJ Journey Glaze to the flowers (the sheen does not show up in the photo). I made a boo-boo and some of the glaze got onto the cardstock with the sentiment. Instead of freaking out, I decided to add some more dots of glaze to mimic dewdrops.


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Freshly Made Sketches #185 is a card sketch this week:

FMS Final 185-001In a previous post, I had mentioned wanting to make a sympathy card, but the card for that challenge turned out to be a Father’s Day card. I have successfully completed a sympathy card for the FMS185 Card Challenge. I really think the SU! Thoughts & Prayers stamp set is fitting for sympathy and get well occasion cards. I chose the tree and the sentiment “Sharing in your Sorrow.” I went with a color combo of Baked Brown Sugar, Hello Honey, and Pistachio Pudding. It took me two efforts to make the watercolor tree portion. This was due to the fact, I usually have “ants in my pants” and can’t wait for the paper to fully dry; therefore, the inks tend to smear easily where I don’t want them to smear.

Here is the card I made:


Note: Some reinkers and stampin’ write markers are not showing up on the supply list. I used Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede, and Pistachio Pudding Stampin’ Write Markers and the Pistachio Pudding re-inker.