Friday, July 6, 2012

FMS42 { CAS - Miss You}

Hello friends! I was able to squeeze another card in today to participate in the Freshly Made Sketches  #42.  I kept this sketch CAS (something that is not easy for me to do) and I really like how it turned out.    Oh darn....just as I pasted in the inspiration sketch below I see that I goofed in the layout a bit compared to the sketch - and here I was feeling so proud of myself!  That's what I get for trying to work from memory.  My apologies Jennifer T ;o( , I meant to follow your sketch to the "t" this time because it is such a classy, clean-lined sketch. Hopefully its still "close enough".
I stamped the image first on a piece of whisper white cardstock and then again on a piece of basic grey so I could cut out the mailbox and piece it on top of the original image. Not sure why I'm so into paper piecing lately :o) but I really like how it just made this "pop". I decided to just keep it to two colors this time - Tempting Turquoise and Basic Grey. I used a piece of textured cardstock for the main layer on this card to provide just a hint of "touchability" and not compete with the pieced mailbox. This is a NEW stamp set called "For the Birds". I knew as soon as I saw it that I just had to have it. It has lots of versatility for occassions and seasons. I'm sure you will be seeing more of it from me in the future. The white and grey DSP is Twitterpated and the striped grey is from the neutrals collection of the Designer Patterns Paper Stack (getting lots of use out of those stacks lately!).

Here is a closer look at my paper pieced mailbox:

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me - I'm sure glad that you did and I hope I've inspired you in some way.  Hugs! 


  1. Look like the sketch to me!! ;-) I just love the clean lines here and the colors are simply fantastic. This set really is awesome! Glad to see you this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    1. Thanks Jen - great sketch this week. I'm saving this one for future use as well - so versatile.

  2. It's definitely "close enough" and so cute to boot! I love you image/sentiment combo! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Oh, what a sweet card! LOVE the blue and gray together--so very darling! :)

  4. I love how you paper-pieced the mailbox, and this card is the perfect balance of clean and simple. Great job on this week's sketch!

  5. Thanks ladies for your lovely comments :o) Hope my friend that I'm sending it to likes it just as much!

  6. Adorable, Danielle! I am certain your friend will love it! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!


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