Freshly Made Sketches 163

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I'm in full scale panic crafting mode as regards my Christmas card stash.  I've been making Christmas cards on a semi-irregular basis all year long and I'm still short the number that I need.  Enter the newest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, brought to you by the sublimely talented and sometimes rhinestone covered, Cindy Hall.  The sketch was perfect for a little hapless elf that I've got in my stash so I started coloring him up on Sunday in between football and making some other cards that I would need for the week.



By the time I was ready to assemble my card I thought this guy needed a little snarky sentiment to go along with the tangled mess he's got himself in so I grabbed the only snarky Christmas set I've got.  And it's pretty snarky!

I dug deep in my stash and used some old card stock and DSP for the background and threaded some festive baker's twine around to take the place of one of the layers on the sketch.  At least I've got one more card for the old stash, but this one is definitely a one-off.  It takes me too long to do all that coloring!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you check out the design team cards at Freshly Made Sketches.  There is quite a variety to see!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Deck the Halls (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps); Christmas Words (Dylusions)
Paper:  Cranberry Crisp, Old Olive, Holiday Thyme DSP (SU); White (Papertrey Ink); X-Press It Blending Card
Ink:  Black Licorice (My Favorite Things); Cranberry Crisp (SU)
Accessories:  Pierced Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things); baker's twine (Maya Road)

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13 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 163”

Cindy Lovell said...

What a fun card,Jen!! :) I love the image and the awesome sentiment! Makes me smile!! Beautiful coloring!!

Lisa said...

HA too cute Jen!!

Deepti said...

Fabulous layering and beautiful coloring of that fun image :)

Karren said...

Ha ha this is such a fun card, I did this little splutter of mirth when I checked out FMS this morning and saw it. Amazing coloring and such a fun sentiment.

Shannon Jaramillo said...

This card just makes me laugh!! It's so beautiful and fun! Someone is going to be a very lucky card recipient!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh I love me some snark! Adorable card - and oh so perfectly colored! Totally made me smile!

Claire said...

What a fantastic stamp Jen! It pretty much sums up my feeling about Christmas...love it!

Jen Brum said...

Great card Jen! I love that little elf! You always do such a great job with the colouring! That sentiment is hilarious! I hope you get all of your Christmas cards done! You're so ambitious!

Cindy Hall said...

I'm laughing my butt off about your introduction of me! These days, you can add glitter-covered to the description! This card made me laugh out loud, too! I love both the clever and hilarious sentiment and the tangled-mess elf! I think I need this for my stash, as I can think of several people that would love to get this card. Your coloring skills are SUPERB!

Narelle Farrugia said...

hahaha - he is just so cool! I'm still laughing now as I type! Perfect match of image and sentiment!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This poor little fella . . . all in a tangle is sooo cute and funny! Love the take on the sketch Jen and fantastic colouring! Thanks for the inspiration over at FMS! Hazel x

Joanne James said...

This elf dude is so funny with the wise-crack sentiment I just had to pop by and let you know he so made me chuckle :-) Great Christmas card!

Jen Timko said...

So, so funny! Especially when I'm hitting Christmas card burnout!