Freshly Made Sketches 85

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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Happy Wednesday all!  It's time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and this week, Narelle is our hostess.  She is one talented card-maker and I think it is safe to say that she never met a layer she didn't like!  She is the absolute master at creating cards with amazing depth and she uses colors in surprising and very clever ways.  If you've never visited, I urge you to go to her blog and check out her amazing creations.  Go ahead.  I'll wait...

Thanks for coming back!  And now it's time for me to reveal the sketch and show you my humble card.

I find myself reaching for Baja Breeze a lot these days.  I still can't believe that Stampin' Up! decided this most beautiful of blues was no longer worthy of their cardstock lineup.  I've still got quite a bit of cardstock left, but I'm sure I'll find myself hoarding it in the not-too-distant future to make sure my supply lasts forever. But for now I'll indulge my love of this color and use it however I want!

I think it looks pretty nice with Rich Razzleberry and Island Indigo so I used those colors to stamp this collage of Delicate Doilies from The Alley Way Stamps.  And the sentiment stamped in black stands out so well.  I changed my mind a few times about the background behind the circle until I settled on these big embossed circles.  When in doubt, an embossing folder solves the problem I say to myself!

So head on over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out the cards over there.  The gallery always fills up with the most amazing creations so don't forget to check that out as well.  See you there!

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7 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 85”

Cindy Hall said...

What a great combination of colors! I love the way you stamped the main panel and those big embossed circles are an awesome background for this card! Now I'm going to go cry for a while about Baja Breeze. :(

Linda Suarez said...

I love this Jen! I really like the big embossed polka dots - great look! Love this card!

Linda Callahan said...

Love Baja Breeze - and you are right to use Razzleberry with it - POW!

Amy O said...

Now, that's a fun color combination! Every time I think I'll be ok without Baja Breeze, I find another reason to miss it. Love your card!

Jen Brum said...

Love this card Jen! I love those polka dots!!! so fun!!! The Rich Razzleberry stands out so nicely! I can't believe that Baja Breeze is going away...makes me so sad but thankfully cards like yours cheer me up!

Narelle Farrugia said...

lol - you make me laugh! Thanks so much for your kind words Jen! Your card is totally stunning - I don't know how you do it, but you make this amount of layers look so right - whereas I overlayer so that half my cards don't stand up because they're too heavy! Beautiful colour combo and perfect amount of texture and stamping.

Rita said...

I tried using ribbon for my banners and totally couldn't pull it off. Jen Mitchell I am not! ;) I LOVE this as you used one of my favorite color combos. I will miss Baja Breeze too. Good thing my kitchen is that color!