Freshly Made Sketches 58

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

This week our Freshly Made Sketches sketch is brought to you by our guest designer Narelle.

For my card I tried to channel my inner Narelle and add some layers.  (I'm not sure that I know any cardmaker that is able to combine layers the way Narelle does).  Her cards are always clean, simple and gorgeous and this week she's given us her signature style as her first ever sketch for our challenge!


I've been neglecting my Christmas cards (again) so I dug out some retired DSP called Holiday Treasures to make this card.  Good thing I saved some Ruby Red cardstock because that's what this DSP is all about and nothing else looked quite right.

The holly leaves and berries are fussy cut from Watercolor Winter as is the poinsettia.  I really wanted to include some glimmer paper so I cut the smaller banner from Champagne Glimmer and used it as the layer under the sentiment from More Merry Messages.

There are some A-MAZ-ING cards over on the Freshly Made Sketches blog so hop on by and check them out!  And while you're there say hello to Linda Callahan who is rejoining us this week!

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14 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 58”

Kim S said...

Lovely poinsettia and greenery. I've managed to avoid buying that set up until now - but you have moved it to the top of my wishlist!

Cindy Hall said...

Oh my gosh, this is so lovely! Your poinsettias couldn't be prettier, and I love how the glimmer paper really emphasizes the sentiment! Great card for my CASE'ing file!

LeAnne said...

I remember that paper and you've created a GORGEOUS card with these images and colors...deep, rich and so Christmasy!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautifully layered - beautiful flower and just the right touch of glitz! Love the sentiment - the British side of my family always says Happy Christmas!

Rita said...

I'm super impressed with that fussy cutting of yours! Wow! Gorgeous paper and awesome layering.

Linda Suarez said...

Hi Jen! Beautiful card! Love how you added the glimmer paper and those cutout poinsettias are gorgeous!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. Love the layers. I still have some of that paper also. Love your fussy cutting of the poinsettia and the touch of the glimmer paper. TFS

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous, Jen! The glimmer paper and pearls really set off the poinsettia!

Jen Brum said...

You did good my friend! Your layers look wonderful! I don't know how Narelle does it either though! This card is such a beautiful Christmas creation! Fantastic!

Lesley said...

This another set I have been resisting (thanks Jen!), it is lovely done in traditional colours and works perfectly with the sketch. Love the pop of glimmer paper too!!

Andrea said...

Fantastic card! I love the fussy cut details and beautiful colours. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Narelle Farrugia said...

LOL!!! When I saw your card I thought to myself "did she use more layers - what's going on here?" then I read you'd channeled me! I love that you did this Jen - (thanks for your lovely comments) your card is absolutely beautiful! Of course I love those layers and I love how you've fussy cut the poinsettia and holly and I just love everything about it!

My Creative Side said...

Love your card! Great job on the layering!

Nicole said...

Love the glitter in this card! So gorgeous!