Freshly Made Sketches 259!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Even though we've seen the return of spring here in New England, with temperatures nearly 80-degrees, I made a Christmas card this week for Freshly Made Sketches!  Nothing puts me more in the Christmas mood than a short-sleeved t-shirt I always say!  Our hostess this week is the devilishly clever Linda Callahan.

What to do about those horizontal stripes?  Well, I had already decided that I wanted to make a Christmas card and I was planning on using the colors from Cupcake Inspirations when I spied some sparkly glitter tape on my desk.  It was pretty wide so in the spirit of the sketch I broke it up with some green and red strips to simulate a separation between the wide and narrow layers on the sketch.  Clear as mud, right?  Incidentally, it's really hard to make things stick to that glitter tape and my totally awesome Christmas tree die cuts keep lifting up.  I will have to bring out the seriously sticky glue dots to rectify this!

Our Freshly Made Sketches design team has made some beautiful cards this week so be sure to check them out!  I can't wait to see you in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Tis the Season (Essentials by Ellen)
Paper:  White (Spectrum Noir); Pine Feather (Papertrey Ink); Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Jet Black (Altenew)
Accessories:  Sapins die (Simply Graphic); glitter tape (Heidi Swapp)

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10 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 259!”

Lisa said...

Great modern trees Jen, this is cool!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh I do love that sparkle tape! Fabulous trees.....very chic holiday card! And yep the 80 degree thing is weird here too but I'll take it! Thanks for making my sketch look so cool!

Amy O said...

Oooh, that glitter tape is fabulous! And I love those fun trees. Cute Christmas card, Jen!

Indy said...

Fabulous use of this week's colors! Love your interpretation of the sketch too! Creative!
Debbie, Cupcake Inspirations Sweetie

Karren said...

Those tree dies are so cool and you've made a fabulous and sparkly Christmas card.

Sandy said...

Great holiday card! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspiration Challenges this week.
-Sandy, DT

Kamila Routsis * Life In Moments said...

What a lovely take on the colours from the challenge, such a pretty card. Thank you for joining us at the Cupcake Inspirations challenge!
Kamila DT

C├ęcile RIBON said...

Wow! You've made such a moderne and classy card! I love those graphic Christmas trees! And I love the sparkling background too.

Jen Brum said...

What a great Christmas card Jen! I totally love those little trees and the sparkly background! I never feel like making Christmas cards when I'm wearing a t-shirt! Just seems wrong!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful take on the sketch!