Freshly Made Sketches 255!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday again!  Seems like just yesterday it was time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and here we are again.  This time around Amy is our hostess and I love her sketch.  It's got a classic look that you will go back to time and time again, I'm sure.  Let's get to it.



I went quite literal with the layout of the sketch and used that big layer to highlight a pretty sunflower - one of my favorite images for late summer and early fall.  I embossed the background using an impression plate from Papertrey Ink and I think I finally found the correct sandwich to get a good impression.  I dug out my Sizzix Crease Pad and used that as the bottom layer of my sandwich (instead of a cutting plate) and what a difference it made in the quality of the impression.  I seldom used those PTI plates because I was never happy with how they looked, but now that I've cracked the code I'll try and use them more often!  The challenge this week at The Paper Players is a taste of fall so I'll be entering this card over there as well!


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by Freshly Made Sketches if you haven't already done so.  Our design team has made some cards that will surely inspire to you to play along with us.  I hope to see you in the gallery!

Supplies
Stamps:  Much Appreciated (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Crushed Curry (Stampin' Up!); Naturals White (Neenah)
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Stitched Rectangle die, Sunflower die, Layered Leaves die (My Favorite Things); Guide Lines Grid impression plate (Papertrey Ink); Fall Assortment sprinkles (Doodlebug Designs)

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15 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 255!”

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Oh, this classic look! The flower is beautiful.

Amy O said...

So many beautiful details here! Love the texture on the leaves and petals, and that cool background. And those green dots are awesome! Love this, Jen!

Nance Leedy said...

Bold and beautiful card, Jen! I love the detail in the flower and your bold use of color. So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Lisa said...

I LIKE that pretty little flower! This is delightful Jen!

Karren said...

I agree with you about this sketch - it's a keeper for sure! And you've used it to make a gorgeous card - that sunflower is so striking!

Linda Callahan said...

Love that sunflower! And I love the green splots!

Jen Brum said...

This card is so lovely! I just love, love, love that sunflower! It looks so real! Such nice, rich colours! So beautiful!

Stampingcountry said...

What a gorgeous autumn card! Love your beautiful sunflower.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love this gorgeous sunflower over that great embossed BG! Great fall card!

Tracey McNeely said...

September and sunflowers a perfect match!

Hannelie said...

Wow, that sunflower looks amazing Jen!
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Barbara Derksen said...

Aww Jen, who can't love sunflowers!

It IS difficult to find a perfect "sandwhich" for embossing, isn't it? I sometimes use a shim made from a cereal box...

I love your cheerful card.

Cécile RIBON said...

What a fabulous clean card. Love that gorgeous sunflower !

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful design and amazingly CAS. Lovely card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.
Hugs
Berni
berni46blogspot.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the realness to your flower and leaves - especially the brown and yellow centre to your sunflower!