Freshly Made Sketches 236!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wednesday again?  How did that happen so fast?  I swear the days just keep going by faster and faster.  I recently came up with a good idea to have the weekend last three days instead of two (because two just isn't enough to get everything done) so now I just have to pitch it to my boss.  Somehow I don't think he's going to go for it!

Of course, the good thing about it being Wednesday is that it's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week Rita is our hostess and her sketch made me dig into my never-going-to-be-depleted patterned paper stash.



The colors at Can You Case It gave me my palette and I had some of this patterned paper hanging around and even though it's meant to coordinate with off white I think it looks pretty good with white too (even in real life)!  I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with that big white space so I started perusing my dies and came across this bamboo one and cut it in vellum to give the card some subtle color.  It's big enough to take up some of that space without overpowering it.  I layered the flower in blue and stamped off on the top one so that my layers showed up better.  No sentiment on this one because I couldn't think of one I wanted to use and I like to have some blank ones on hand in case I need an odd-ball one at some point.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Our Freshly Made Sketches design team has some outstanding cards to show you this week so be sure you stop on by to check them out.  I hope to see you in the gallery!

Supplies
Stamps:  Modern Blooms (My Favorite Things)
Paper:  Sweet Tooth (My Favorite Things); Midnight Muse, Brushed Gold, Vellum, Whisper White (SU)
Ink:  Midnight Muse (SU); Black Tie (Ranger)
Accessories:  Bamboo Shoots die (Memory Box)

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17 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 236!”

LeAnne said...

Love it....that patterned paper is one of my favs from a couple of years back, and it looks divine with that awesome flower and white diecuts! Smashing!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful in blue for sure! And I love how you tucked some vellum on there.....gorgeous touch!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Fabulous colour combo Jen and you know how big a fan I am of your amazing layering techniques! Those pretty vellum leaves are just the icing on the cake! Have a very lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

José said...

Beautiful card made in simplicity, love the vellum

Amber said...

Beautiful card!!!

Christine Pennington said...

Hey Jen! What a amazing card. Thanks for joining us at CYCI--Christine

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen I love your card, the blue chevron paper on the side is fabulous and that flower is so pretty!

Lisa said...

I hear ya on the patterned paper stash, OY!! This is fabulous Jen, love the white die cuts!

Terri said...

This is gorgeous Jen! Thanks for joining us at CYCI this week.

Petra Swart said...

I've got that flower stamp, but have never layered it as you have, Jen - it looks so beautiful - will definitely do that in future!!!! Great idea to use the vellum leaves to fill the open space!!! This is such a stunning card - I might just CASE it!!!!!
Have a great day!!!

Karren said...

Oooh I love the look of that bamboo die in the background - a perfect companion to that gorgeous flower.

Laura Nolan said...

Really love the lay out, Jen! Love it! Thanks for joining us at CYCI! Laura

Amy O said...

I love how you handled all of that white space -- the vellum branches are perfect! Beautiful card, Jen!

Cindy Hall said...

I love this card, Jen! The flower, in two shades of the blue, is gorgeous and your idea for the bamboo in vellum was brilliant! And if you haven't asked for the 4-day work week yet, good luck!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh my goodness I totally love this card! You use blue like no other Jen! I still have some of this DSP myself - it was one of my favourites.

Jen Timko said...

This is a classic Jen beauty! I love the patterns and colors for sure!!

Jen Brum said...

Wow! Gorgeous card (again!) Jen! I love the blue! So rich and elegant! Good luck getting a three day weekend! I wish my "boss" would let me have a three day weekend. Heck, I'd take a day off of laundry and cooking and cleaning!!!!