Freshly Made Sketches 161

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Before I get to my card for this week's new Freshly Made Sketches challenge I wanted to tell you about a little glitch with my blog post yesterday.  And by glitch I mean I forgot to hit Publish!  So you may have missed my little tag for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags and a chance to win a fabulous prize.  Click HERE to go to that post.

Today's post is all about the new sketch designed by Linda at Freshly Made Sketches.  It's clean, simple and just chock full of white space.  And it's also got lots of room for interpretation!



I started out my card by trying some watercoloring and I really don't know why I bothered.  I was watching a video tutorial on YouTube about creating a watercolor background against a collage of embossed sentiments and my first attempt predictably looked pretty bad.  But the good news is that I realized I didn't need an embossed background and fancy watercolors to create a cool look with lots of sentiments.  So I scrapped what I had and recreated the look by stamping the Christmas greetings in lots of colors.

You also will have noticed that my card is sort of a reverse image of the sketch.  My bow and poinsettia are on the opposite side and it's only because I used a piece of blue painters tape to hold down the cardstock while I lined up and stamped the sentiments.  When I took it off it ripped the cardstock a bit and the poinsettia covers up the blemish perfectly.  To balance it out I just put the little bow on the opposite side too.  I'm such a rebel, but I think Linda will be ok with it!

Don't forget to check out the amazing inspiration from the Freshly Made Sketches design team.  I hope you can join us in the gallery this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Tis the Season Sentiments (Papertrey Ink); Joyous Noel (Verve
Paper:  Soft Stone, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink); Whisper White (SU
Ink:  Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones (SU); baker's twine


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17 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 161”

LeAnne said...

This is beautiful, Jen! I love that you're a rebel...and I am sure Linda won't mind! These fonts go together so beautifully and the colors you chose are so soft & pretty! GORGEOUS!

Cindy Lovell said...

What a beautiful Christmas card,Jen!! I just love the different sentiments and colors!!

Patti said...

Hi Jen

Fantastic idea to put your fonts together like this!! I need to CASE this one! : ) Thank you for the inspiration!

Patti

Linda Callahan said...

The composition of your sentiments is spot on! Looks like they were born that way! And I have been known to use a flower or two to hide a blip myself! Love how this turned out.....who needs watercoloring anyway? :)

Karren said...

Jen, I predict that you will master watercoloring one day - because you never give up and keep going back to it :) But you are right, this card doesn't need watercoloring. The sentiments are in such gorgeous fonts and work so well together.

Jen Brum said...

Love this card Jen! Such a great sentiment and sweet poinsettia! Love the colours! It's just perfect for Christmas!

Amy O said...

What a clever and creative way to use these beautiful sentiments. And I love the colors you've combined. Love this, Jen!

Broni said...

Love, love, love how you used all the sentiments in different colors for the focal point of this card, Jen! It's amazing!

Marisa said...

Way to flash the Verve, Jen, and love the mix of sentiment colours. Well done with the poinsettia too ;)

Deepti said...

Pretty design!!

My Card Attic said...

Love the CAS style of this card, thanks for the inspiration! Hazel xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card! The colorful sentiment background looks fantastic!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So beautiful!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Loved this card as soon as I saw it in the gallery Jen! Gorgeous colours & sentiment - they make for a fabulous festive card.

Cindy Hall said...

This is a fabulous creation, Jen, and I am truly inspired! Love the way you used the sentiments and color to create a perfect card!

Kim S said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the mix of fonts and sentiments in Christmas colors - perfectly backed in a simple gray!

SueB said...

love. Love. LOVE this card ... reminds me of the Wordles and I love the color combo used and agree with it being a great CAS look to have it stand on its own rather than a watercolored bk.