Freshly Made Sketches 220

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I can't believe it's only been a few weeks and I'm back to making Christmas cards.  I was so tired of making them and seeing them at the end of last year that I was pretty sure that it would be a looonnng time before I made another one.  Well take a new stamp set that I got for Christmas and the latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and my first Christmas card of 2016 was born!

Our hostess this week is the sweet Jennifer Brum and I've got to admit that I gave her sketch a bit of a double-take when I first saw it because she's not a big fan of circles!  But what better way to conquer your fears than to meet them head on, so it's only fitting that her sketch is loaded up with something she doesn't like.  I adapted those circles into these awesome bows using the color challenge from Just Us Girls.  I love the retro look of those bows and once I figured out how to layer them together it was easy peasy to put this card together!

My Freshly Made Sketches teammates have made some beautiful cards this week so I hope you have time to stop by and check them out.  We'd love to see you in the gallery this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Holiday Bows (The Ton); Tis the Season (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  White Pure Luxury (Gina K)
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Night of Navy (SU)

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16 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 220”

Linda Callahan said...

Those bows are fabulous! Very cool card!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

great take on that sketch Jen! Love the CAS design! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
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Lisa said...

A perfect CAS card Jen, so pretty!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fabulous Jen, I need to get those stamps!

Shelly said...

LOVE those bows!! Gorgeous card!

Jen Timko said...

This stamp set really is wonderful for the sketch!!! I just love the colors on your bows. And a Christmas card....brave woman, you are! ;-)

Karren said...

I'm still not ready to make a Christmas card, so I admire you for getting back into it so quickly! I even got a few new Christmas sets and I'm still not tempted :) I can understand you wanting to take these gorgeous stamps for a test run though - and what a fabulous and CAS card you've created with them!

Barbara Derksen said...

Hi Jen,

Yeah, I have a hard time making festive cards in the new year too - you're amazing! haha.

What a terrific idea to use bows, and the blue shades are ideal.

Such a good take on the sketch!


Amy O said...

These bows are so cool! I love how you've used them for this sketch, and way to go on already making a Christmas card!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Those bows are gorgeous! They are perfect for that sketch and our challenge with the colors. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Great use of the challenge colors. Love those bows. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Jen Brum said...

That is such a great card! I can't believe you made a Christmas card!!! You're hilarious!!! Those bows are fabulous though! They look so real!!!! Love it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun bows - perfect with the dual blues :) Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Maria A. said...

Very beautiful card Jen, the colors you chose for the bows make them sparkle so beautifully.
Great way to start on your Holiday cards.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh I love this! Those Christmas bows are a perfect match for the sketch. Go you on the early Christmas card making!

Cindy Hall said...

Your perfect choice of colors makes the vows pop off the paper and makes them look like foil bows. The are so pretty. Love this clean card and your amazing stamping!