Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches 246!

I'm very excited that it's Wednesday and time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches!  Our  beautiful sketch, designed by Rita, has a tag on it which put me in mind of Christmas.

The colors for my card were inspired by the latest Christmas Card Challenge, although I took a little artistic liberty and added some silver sparkle!  Originally I was going to use patterned paper in these colors for the different layers on the tag but then came across an old tag I made that had a sparkly circle on it.  I used that idea for the circle and then added the two triangular trees in green and red to make it extra festive!

The Freshly Made Sketches design team has some great cards to inspire you to play along with us this week, so be sure to check them out.  I hope to see you in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Modern Christmas (Clearly Besotted); Jingle All the Way (Technique Tuesday)
Paper:  Classic Ivory (Flourishes); Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink); Baja Breeze, Silver Glimmer (SU)
Ink:  Mossy Meadow (SU); Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink); Ruby Red (Altenew)
Accessories:  Femme Frames (Mama Elephant); Small Stitched Rectangle die (Lawn Fawn); Pierced Traditional Tags STAX, Washi Tape die (My Favorite Things); Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon (SU); crochet thread


  1. I should have such an "old tag" hanging around my desk! Beautiful background for those sweet trees! And holiday cards can always use some sparkle!

  2. Love those triangle trees and the silver sparkle, Jen!!!! The scalloped border frame everything beautifully!!! Lovely!!!!
    Have a great day!!!!!

  3. This sketch lent itself perfectly to your design! What a sweet Christmas card! Love that sky blue tag, and your pretty trees. And naturally, sparkly silver is called for during the holidays! Darling card, Jen. Just love it! Bev

  4. Fun, fun Christmas card! Those triangular trees are so cool!

  5. I like the mix of shapes on this Jen!! They all flow together perfectly, this is pretty!!

  6. sweet card design great take on sketch .Beautiful CAS card .Thanks for sharing with us here at Christmas Card Challenges .

  7. I always find it awfully difficult for me to be in a Christmas state of mind while summer is there... Thus I feel almost envious you can manage to make such a gorgeous Christmas card in July !

  8. Beautiful card! I love the framed tag!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Christmas Card Challenges!!
    Debbie (CCC DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  9. Super cute! Thanks for playing along at CCC.

  10. Oh! This is so pretty! I love those trees and the sparkly circle! Great sentiment! So perfect for Christmas!!!

  11. These colors are such fun and I love that glittery circle!! A sketch just made for you!!

  12. Awesome! The colours are a great combo for Christmas and those trees are my favourite!


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