Sunday, February 6, 2022

Lovely You for 3 Challenges #FMS521 #JAI589 #TGIFC354

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's card is a little different, it's a single layer #simplestamping card.  And, is the result of thinking about three challenges at one time :)  Freshly Made Sketches (#FMS521) offers Linda's Sketch with vertical and horizontal images.  Just Add Ink, challenges us to create a 'Minimalist' style of card.  And the TGIF Challenge provided the colours to work with.  Please follow the links below to visit each blog post, and enjoy the inspiration!

Assembly & Trix:

I challenged myself to keep this card super simple, but what I learned is that a 'Minimalis' look means that the images used need to be straight and aligned.  The vertical and horizontal lines are created with the Paper Trimmer scoring blade.  *** Trix, measure very carefully relative to the overall focal point on the card.  The lines are 1/4 of an inch apart.  And for a bit of line pattern, the outside lines are 1/4 longer than the inside lines.

 *  The clear and bold images in the Lovely You stamp set seemed to fit with the minimalist idea to me.    

*  The Soft Sea Foam, Calypso Coral & Smoky Slate colour palette is not one I would not think of, but I love it!  Now that I've been inspired I thinking of more ideas using this palette :)   

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Click the image to visit TGIFC354


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Enjoy & have a super day!


  1. I LOVE how you used this sketch! Those subtle embossed lines are a wonderful accent to the pretty flower! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    1. Thank you Kim! I’m happy to play along with your beautiful sketches!

  2. Your CAS design is perfection! Simply beautiful! Glad you joined us at FMS!

    1. Thank you Linda for your lovely, kind words! 🙂🙏🌸🇨🇦

  3. The scored lines are so effective at not only grounding your flower Lesley but drawing the eye right to it! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

    1. Thanks very much Kim for sharing your lovely compliment, I truly appreciate it! Thx for the fun challenges you offer!

  4. What a delightful and super CAS take on the sketch, Lesley! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

  5. Yay, thx so much for visiting and leaving such a lovely compliment! Thank you for offering the neat sketches at FMS!

  6. Ohh the lines are a wonderful way to add interest and a focal point to your card. Chantell Just Add Ink

    1. Thanks so very much Chantell for you lovely compliment. Thank you for the great challenge!


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