I used a white daisy base and matted my design on Indian corn blue cardstock. The stripe pattern is scraps from the Sparkle and Shine retired paper pack. The pennant is cut with cranberry cardstock.
The sentiment is from one of my favorite retired stamp sets, You Are My Happy. And, for a change of pace, the sentiment has been stamped in white daisy pigment ink.
For my sparkle, I mimicked the flower at the bottom of the card using clear bitty sparkles. I just love daisies, so I create these little flowers a lot.
For the stitching, I used CTMH's stitch guide to create this flourish that resembles the stem and leaves of a flower. I used a back stitch to fill in all of the gaps. Then, I topped with a daisy stamp, also from You Are My Happy.
A card stitching hint: If you are going to stitch on cards, consider matting the design, so that you do not show the underside of the stitching on the inside of the card. If you want to stitch directly on the card, you could always decorate over the stitching on the inside, instead.
For more information on Freshly Made Sketches visit: http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/
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Ingredients: white daisy cardstock (1385), cranberry cardstock (1272), Indian corn blue cardstock (1284), bitty sparkles (Z1263), stitch guide (Z1852), cranberry ink (Z2116), white daisy ink (Z2163).
Happy Scrapping, my Artsy Friends!