Sunday, 5 October 2014

Floral Cards - Part Two

Yesterday I shared my first five cards from the My Scraps and More Sketches blog hop to celebrate World Card -Making Day. Ten ladies, ten sketches in total, and I've used them all for ten cards using patterned papers and printed embellishments from Hot Off the Press.

I've reached stop six in the blog hop, which is Michelle, and I found hers the hardest sketch to follow. Her cluster of triangles was too far outside my comfort zone, and I replaced it with just one triangle and a flower.

Next stop was Tracy R, with a nice simple sketch, though I still changed mine a bit, placing my sentiment on the central panel. 

Another Tracy was eighth on the blog hop. I adapted Tracy F's sketch slightly by layering my banners. I also dropped the ribbon trim in favour of a fussy-cut flower.

Nearly finished. The penultimate stop was Janessa, and I kept quite close to her sketch. I was helped there by having an appropriately-shaped sentiment panel.

And finally, the end of the blog hop was Missy. I love the intricate pattern on her card sketch, and I would have loved to stitch it but I couldn't copy it accurately freehand. I ended up rotating the sketch, stitching circles and layering my sentiment over them.

So there you have it. Ten cards made from one freebie set of papers. Some of them look a lot like the sketch that inspired them, some less so, but hopefully you can see the connections.

Card Blanks
Paper - HOTP Soft Nostalgia
Ink - Docrafts, Ranger
Flower - Making Memories
Brad - Laura Ashley
Gems - Forever in Time
Threads - DMC
Mist - Docrafts


  1. These are ALL beautiful cards, Amanda! I really love your stitching :) I'm so glad you played along...I love them all!

  2. Such wonderful cards! I love how you layered the banners on my sketch! Thank you for hopping with us!

  3. Beautiful cards! Amazing job on using all ten sketches...I'm impressed =) Thanks so much for joining in the MSAM Blog Hop!

  4. Wow, you rocked all these cards and sketches! Thank you so much for hopping along with us at MSAM sketches!

  5. Love your cards! Thanks for joining us at My Scraps & More Sketches!