Freshly Made Sketches 11

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This week Linda has created a wonderful sketch for us to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.

This sketch has so many possibilities!  When I saw it I was almost immediately reminded of a card I made a while back.  I decided to tweak a few things and make a new updated version of it.  I really like how it turned out!

The striped DSP is from the retired Urban Garden and the herringbone DSP is from Urban Oasis.  Both of these papers allowed me to dig out my beloved Kiwi Kiss cardstock.   I used Inspired by Nature to stamp some grass in Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze.  Then I added the sentiment from Upsy Daisy stamped in Basic Gray.

My nephew's birthday was last week and since he's away at college we've decided to celebrate his birthday on Thanksgiving when the whole family will be together.  I thought this sketch and these colors would be perfect for a masculine card and I intended to keep this one simple.  Then I found myself powerless to resist adding the button, even though I know the unspoken rules of masculine cards state that things like buttons and flowers are not allowed!  Hopefully, he'll forgive that little bit of embellishment!

Now, don't forget to check out the other cards the super-talented Freshly Made Sketches design team has made to inspire you, then head on over to the FMS blog and link up your creation!

Lesley Croghan
Linda Callahan
Cindy Hall
Lauri Ingram
Tui Nathan
Christy Q
Jennifer Timko
Rita Wright

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15 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 11”

Linda Callahan said...

Urban chic! So modern and classy - do you moonlight as a decorator! Because you have such great style!

Rita said...

I agree with Linda! You have such an amazing style. If you need warmer weather, you can always come to Texas and help me decorate my living room. :) I love the look of the dsp with the stamped grass; they work perfectly together. I think you can get away with a button since you didn't tie a bow on it. (I should go back and fix mine!)

Erna said...

your card is gorgeous Jen!! I wish I had that paper too, sad that it's retired

Lauri Ingram said...

I love that paper!! I think I have some in my stash as well!! Beautiful card and I am sure he will love it, embellishment and all!

Noelle said...

This is awesome, Jen! So clean and pretty, I really really LOVE it :) Great card for a man and those are tough. Have a great day! :)

Tui Nathan said...

Ooh, I so love this Jen .... the colours, the stripes and the simple stamping ... a perfect man card in every way and button is fab ... Oddly enough though, I think that buttons are THE perfect embellishments for man cards - thats why I secretly fell for this card!!!

Lesley said...

Hi Jen,
Love the colours and the clean, crispness to your card! That paper is awesome, wish I had some and of course, I love the Kiwi Kiss. Great job as always my friend!

Notes by Nina said...

Wondeful card, I love the colours you used and the clean look.

Vicky Hayes said...

I really love how it turned out! And what great colours!

Christy Q said...

Jen, this is a perfect masculine card! I love the stripes and I think the button is the perfect touch on a fantastic card. I love the Kiwi Kiss too! I'm still in mourning for that color.

Cindy Hall said...

I love this masculine card, the colors are perfect and I don't think the button makes it less masculine. Great job!

Jen Timko said...

I loved that paper...wish I still had some! I'm glad to hear that accessories do that to you too. Sometimes they just call out to be on a card. This button is the perfect final touch!

Kim P said...

Love EVERYTHING about this card! I still have some of that paper...fabulous stuff. About that shouldn't scare a guy too much. At least it's not a girly glimmer brad! LOL

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Lovely card Jen! Great mix of patterned paper and I love the big button! Thanks for the inspiration!

Aileen said...

Love your take on the sketch. Very chic, it was a great inspiration. x