Freshly Made Sketches 264!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

It's Thanksgiving Eve here in the US.  Visions of turkey are dancing in my head.  How about you?  Thanksgiving is probably my most favorite of holidays primarily because as the dinner is cooking the house is filled with the most delicious scents.  I do love turkey, gravy, stuffing, and mashed potato!  That's a pretty weird reason to love a holiday but there you have it!

Anyway on to our latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our hostess is the talented Karren who has given us one of those classic sketches that will be right up your creative alley, I'm sure.

The inspiration photo at Fusion gave me the idea for the colors for this card and the CAS Christmas challenge at The Paper Players gave me the idea to do another Christmas card.  This is the fourth week in a row that I've made a Christmas card for Freshly Made Sketches and I sincerely hope you're not sick of seeing them!  It's getting to be crunch time in the Christmas card department so every card counts!

By the way I used Liquid Pearls for the little dots on my wreath.  Liquid Pearls!  Talk about digging up some old stuff in the stash!  I stamped the little berry trios in white first but white ink usually fades as it dries and I really wanted those berries to look good so I went over them with the Liquid Pearls.  I also went over the die cut sentiment with Wink of Stella so this has got some sparkle in real life!

To all my American friends I send a heartfelt "happy thanksgiving" to you and your family.  Rest up after your dinner because the Christmas craziness is only just beginning!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have some time to hop on over to Freshly Made Sketches to check out our challenge for this week as well as the inspiration from the design team.  We hope to see you in the gallery!

Stamps:  Wreath For All Seasons (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Basic Gray, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!); White (Spectrum Noir)
Ink:  Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!); White (WPlus9)
Accessories:  Hand Lettered Holiday die (WPlus9); Liquid Pearls; Wink of Stella

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15 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 264!”

I Card Everyone said...

Please. Could this grey-loving girl LOve this more? NO!! Perfection in its simplicity, Jen, just ...
=] Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Amy O said...

I love the grey for a Christmas card! And that wreath is beautiful. Have a yummy Thanksgiving and a happy birthday, dear friend!

Linda Callahan said...

Classic elegance! I love the simple beauty of this card! Happy Turkey Day!

Karen Howard said...

Very, very pretty!

I'm a fellow stamper who makes blank general and thank you pet themed handmade cards and donates them to animal shelters and rescue groups. I've just started a new blog, Sending Paw Prints, for this purpose. I love your cards and am hoping if you have a stash of pet themed cards or are interested in making some you'll think of donating them to Sending Paw Prints.

Thank you!
Karen Howard

LeAnne said...

What a hat trick! Three challenges in one and what a beauty! LOVE this! Thanks for sharing it at the Players! And have a great Thanksgiving!

Lisa said...

Perfectly pretty CAS card Jen!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Karren said...

Those Liquid Pearls berries are perfect and your card is a great take on the Fusion challenge as well as my sketch! Enjoy your turkey!

Claire Broadwater said...

Jen, this is fabulous! I love the gray and that wreath is stunning! The liquid pearls add so much dimension! CAS perfection! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

laurie said...

Awesome CAS card! Just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

cm said...

A simple, stunning card, Jen...swooning over just how CAS-ilious it is! Perfect for the Fusion challenge and I'm thrilled you added it to the gallery!

Kim S said...

LOVE the drama and elegance of your card!

Cécile RIBON said...

Wow Jen! Your card is so, so, so elegant!

Narelle Farrugia said...

You have created, yet again, another gorgeous card Jen! Those neutrals are stunning and I love how you've used a white sentiment!

Becca Cruger said...

Simple, sweet, and chic! Your card is a breath of fresh air. Thank you for joining us at Fusion!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!