Sunday, September 1, 2019

Another box card ~ for FMS400

We had a short 3-day road trip this weekend, crossing the gorgeous Mackinac Bridge, heading North to Canada, and then a wonderful drive South along the Lake Huron coastline - for the most part, in Ontario, Canada.   We always think Lake Michigan is the best of all the Great Lakes, since we're so close - Huron, you've become my second favorite of them all!

An idea percolated in my brain while riding …  I couldn't wait to put that idea to paper for Freshly Made Sketches' 400th Sketch celebration …

 … a landscape box card!  I hope you've had a chance to watch Shari Carrol's video - it was the guide for the birthday card I made for my husband last week!

 Here are a few closeups...
 

 
and a peek at how I add a sentiment:
 
 

Hope you like it, FMS designers … you've inspired so many cards over the years, and I've loved playing along with your challenge, and so very honored to win a few, too! 

Congratulations on your 400th Challenge!  Cheers to the next 400!!

=]  Michele

23 comments:

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous card Michele, love the landscape version. Fabulous take on the sketch.

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who designs card while I'm driving somewhere! But to be fair I've never designed one quite as awesome as this! This is stunning....and I think I should watch Shari's video right away! I'm so happy to see you in our gallery for our momentous sketch. :) <3

clelie said...

This is stunningly BEAUTIFUL!...bad grammar, but WOW! ♥

Jeanne said...

This is gorgeous, Michele! Leave it to you to come up with this beauty. I love the colors on the background and that fabulous flower. How you added the sentiment on the back is so smart, too. All around wonderful, my friend. I hope your husband had a fabulous birthday. Your weekend getaway sounds heavenly. :)

Bonnie said...

Another gorgeous box card, my friend! I did watch the video and hope to give this a try soon. I love your confetti like background on this card and that gorgeous flower and frame! Another one of your cards I want to CASE. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mac Mable said...

What a stunning landscape box card and that gerbera looks beautiful x. Sounds like you have a wonderful road trip and isn't it great to find inspiration everywhere? x.

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...this is absolutely GORGEOUS Michele!! I definitely MUST watch that video! Your background and the daisy are both colored so beautifully and love at hemstitch die framing it all too! (did I tell you I ended up buying that set of dies?!!) Sounds like you had a wonderful 3 day trip with your hubby, and yes, I design in my head while I'm on the road too!! Haha!! :0)

JulieP said...

So beautiful! I’ve never been to MIchigan but it’s on my list. So are box cards. ‘Wink’

LeAnne said...

Okay, now you've got me really intrigued about these box cards...gonna have to go check out the video! VERY pretty....gorgeous inside and out! So glad you had a nice trip!! Mackinac Island is on my bucket list, did I ever tell you that? Is that near you...sorta?

Linda Callahan said...

My oh my oh my.....who knew box cards were a thing? This is beyond gorgeous! I design while I am falling asleep...think I need to work on designing at times when I am wide awake! And the Great Lakes are fabulous - I went to college in Oswego NY and spent four years living on the shores of Lake Ontario - it was fabulous -and the winters were crazy wild! So glad you joined our celebration at FMS!

Julie Ebersole said...

So loverly! I've been a fan of Shari's box cards for years--been too long since I last made one! Need to rectify that, LOL!

Bobby said...

Gaaaa!! It's a triple S card, Michele. Stupendous, Spectacular, Stunning.

Rachelle Oltean said...

Hey Michele! I love this...I just watched her video about a month ago and it's fabulous! Hey - whose center die cut is that? I've been looking for a rectangular die with specialty edging and that would fit the bill! : )

lostinpaper said...

Love love double love!!

Lisa Elton said...

AMAZING!! The colors are summer perfection Michele. I like the way that mind of your works! We've driven that shoreline too, it is a pretty one!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Fabulous box card in a landscape version, Michele!
Triple "pretty" - the light coming through the hemstitch die-cut frame, the backdrop, and the daisy!
Hideko xx

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh my - this is totally gorgeous! I am loving your background combined with the softness of that flower. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Claire Broadwater said...

This is gorgeous, Michele! Congrats on your win! XX

TK said...

Stunning! Fabulous "sprinkles", beautiful coloring of the flower and oh so pretty!

Ivana Camdzic said...

Okay, I HAVE to watch this video! These cards are amazing! Looove the background and the beautiful floral here, and the frame dots add such a great balance. Your designs are so inspiring, friend. Can I just drop everything right now and go hermit in my craftroom please?

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful take on the sketch, Michele! Your bloom is so pretty and I love how you added the sentiment...such a lovely card, Michele!

Anita in France said...

If I didn't have to write something to let you know I was here, I'd be speechless Michele! What a stunner ... soooo beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen Dunbrook said...

love it!!
xx Karen