Freshly Made Sketches 122

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wednesday has dawned here with more snow!  It snowed on Monday, it's snowing today and it's going to snow again on Sunday.  **blech**  I've had enough and spring can't come soon enough for me.  But in the meantime I've got a brand new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches to cheer me up!  This week the extremely talented Cindy Hall is our hostess.


Since I took my Stenciled Online Card Class I can't seem to stop using stencils and embossing paste.  When I saw this sketch and that big horizontal layer across the center of the card I envisioned these diagonal stripes done with some embossing paste.  Then I remembered the new color palette challenge at the MFT blog and their colors of pink, black and white fit into my plans for this card nicely.


One of the incidental things I learned at my Stenciled class was that sometimes little things you add to your card can make an impact.  One instructor used little ripped pieces of tissue paper as a layer behind a focal point, and another used a little ball of thread.  When I started to put this card together I thought this pretty die cut flower needed a little something else so I cut a length of black thread, smooshed it together and stuck it down on the cardstock under the flower.  It's a simple detail but I think it breaks up the white space nicely.

So you know the drill.  Our always amazing design team at Freshly Made Sketches have put together some pretty cool cards for you this week so don't forget to check them out.  Then join us in the gallery because we love it when you do!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Distress Background Blocks, Grand Peaceful Wildflowers (My Favorite Things)
Paper:  Bubblegum, Black Licorice, Sweet Tooth (My Favorite Things)
Ink:  Pink Pirouette (SU); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Sunflower die, Pierced Square STAX (My Favorite Things); Diagonal Stripe stencil (Simon Says Stamp); black embossing paste (Wendy Vecchi); black thread

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19 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 122”

Marisa said...

Wonderful clean lines and one of my favorite colour combos. Great flower too!

Kylie said...

This is a gorgeous card!! I took the stenciled class too and loved it. So much inspiration. That little flower die is beautiful.

Tracey McNeely said...

This is gorgeous Jen, love that flower!

Linda Callahan said...

Ahhhh the master at work! Beautiful down to every last detail!

Karren said...

Just gorgeous, Jen! Lovin' that black embossing paste and the thread behind your flower.

Lisa said...

Love this card Jen, just as pretty as can be!

Lesley Croghan said...

Wow this is so pretty!

Judy said...

Wow black and pink and that flower ..beautiful...thank you for sharing.

Deepti said...

So so so pretty, I love the flower and the twine behind it :)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the pink and dark gray together! Such a beautiful card!

Kerin said...

This is gorgeous Jen! I love the color combo and something as simple as some black thread really put it over the top!

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Jen,

Wow, your card is pared right down and yet is alive with creativity!

I really appreciate the partial embossing behind the image - I have not quite mastered that yet.

blessings,
Barb

Amy O said...

Ooooh -- look at that flower! And the embossing, and the thread, and ... Gorgeous card, Jen!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh wow! Could this card be any more stunning? Look at how stunning this colour combo is and your flower is ah-mazing!

Jen Timko said...

Words do not say how much I love this. Every single thing about it!

Cindy Lovell said...

WOW! Amazing,Jen!! Black and pink have been one of my fav color combos ever! The flower is so pretty and i love the thread and the embossing!!!

Happy Dance said...

This is a real stunner, Jen! This is a fantastic use of embossing paste! I'll give you an A+ for that class. Perfect bit of thread behind the gorgeous flower. Really wonderful card. Love it. Bev

Allison Kostiuk said...

Beautiful card, Jen. I love the colours, the flower, and your embossing!

Jen Brum said...

WOW! This is amazing Jen! I love it! Love the colours and that embossing! I think I need to find some embossing paste!!! That thread is such a great addition! Beautiful!