Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Freshly Made Sketch 9

Hi everyone!  I am so honored that Lesley has asked me to be a guest designer for the month of November on Freshly Made Sketches!  I had such a great time (and still do!) playing along with the Paper Players and Freshly Made..a wonderful, fun, creative group of stamp artists!

Here is my first creation for this month, Sketch 9 by Tui!

Even with our early snowstorm this weekend, I am still not quite in the holiday mood so I went with an Autumn card.  I have done this technique before and love it!  A great way of using one of the A La Carte stamps from the current catalog.

I paired the stamp with Autumn Spice paper, focusing on the colors of More Mustard, Soft Suede and Pool Party.I realized after I made it the sentiment is a little off center...sorry about that!  Don't you hate how you immediately see the flaws in whatever you make??

Check out the other Design Team members cards, and play along with us this week!

stamps:  Triple Treat Flower, Teeny Tiny Wishes
cardstock/DSP:  More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Autumn Spice DSP
inks:  Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Pear Pizazz
tools: Crystal Effects, Square Lattice Embossing Folders, punches

~ Lauri


  1. Wow...what a beautiful way to show off that stamp and coordinating punches! I love this card, love the DSP, love that focal image!! As for the words...hmm, looks perfect to me (but yes, I do the same thing). So glad you are with the team this month!!

    Jen Timko

  2. Your flower is gorgeous as a focal point! Love everything about this! Perfect fall card! It's great you have you on the team this month!

  3. Welcome to Freshly Made, Lauri! This card is fabulous! I love the square lattice embossing with that DSP, perfect fit. And I love the way you 'reverse' layered the flower. Very unique and very cool!

  4. Lauri, I just discovered Freshly Made Sketches today, and WOW! The DT projects are stupendous!!!! Your card is so fabulous. I love the way you created the focal point. The colors are amazing together, the DP, the embellishments... absolutely wonderful. I am going to try to play this week!

  5. Lauri, this is beautiful. I didn't realize that the focal image was all from one stamp until you said it was one of the ala carte stamps. Just a great idea to cut it apart and separate the"layers" like that. And you can't go wrong with that color combination either!

  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous flower! It looks so good with the Spice Cake paper too! Glad to have you with us this month! :)

  7. Beautiful card, I love the texture and flower. Fabulous colour combo.

  8. I just love that layered flower. The brads are pretty cool too! Great card all around.

  9. This is one stunning card! Great use of off-set layering with the different parts of the flower stamp! TFS!!

  10. How beautiful is this Lauri! Your embossing and that flower look perfect together! SO happy to have you on the team for November!!

  11. I've only recently discovered this wonderful stamp and I never thought to use it this way! These are gorgeous colors for a fall card! And believe me, nobody notices the mistakes that we make. Why are we so hard on ourselves? I'm so glad you're joining us this month at Freshly Made Sketches this month!!

  12. WOW!! This is a beauty!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #41 with a link back to your blog on 11-6-11. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

    If you wish to decline please email me by responding to this comment to let me know.

    Thanks and take care
    Tiffany Bauer

  13. That paper is gorgeous! Can't wait to play with mine when it gets here. Love how you punched that image too.

  14. Lauri ... wow ... this card is just fabulous in every way, I loove that cutout, layered, dimensional flower, the embossing and patterned paper ... wow ... simply stunning!!!

  15. What a gorgeous card. Love the colors and the design of the paper a lot! Very pretty!

  16. I think your card looks fantastic! I'm the same way though, I always look for flaws :) Congratulations on the guest designer spot!!!!


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