Freshly Made Sketches 269!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Happy new year!  It's been two whole weeks since I've posted anything on my blog!  It was a nice distraction to take a break from my craft room, but now I'm ready to get inky again.  And I'm starting off 2017 with a card I made for the new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our first sketch of the year is designed by the talented and oh-so witty Linda Callahan.

Those stripes were a bit of a stumper for me at first but once I decided to stamp a sentiment vertically on a piece of vellum the rest of the card just fell into place.  I chose this birthday themed stamp set and took some of my cues from the challenge at Global Design Project.  The navy blue and rose color (the ribbons on my gifts) plus the brown bear (which was supposed to look more like the caramel color in the inspiration photo but ended up more brown and tan) were inspired by the photo.  Plus the celebratory theme of the balloons was what inspired me to make a birthday card.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoyed a wonderful holiday and a happy new year.  Make sure to pop on over to Freshly Made Sketches, if you haven't already, to see the fantastic cards made by the design team.  I hope you'll join us in the gallery!

Stamps:  Birthday Bears (My Favorite Things)
Paper:  Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Vellum (Stampin' Up!); Solar White (Neenah)
Ink:  Black Licorice (My Favorite Things); Jet Black (Stazon)
Accessories:  Birthday Bears die (My Favorite Things); sequins

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11 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 269!”

Linda Callahan said...

Oh you are a clever girl! Love love love how you used the sentiment as an element of the sketch! Adorable card!

Jess said...

Oh, this is super adorable Jen! I love that the colour palette translated across to your project so well. Thanks so much for joining in with the Global Design Project this week. I'm so honoured to have you CASE my card!

Lisa said...

I've been absent from posting too Jen, a break is good from time to time! Your card is cute and I like your vertical sentiment!!

Karren said...

The sentiment looks perfect as one of the vertical panels and that bear is just too cute - and so beautifully colored too.

Amy O said...

This bear is adorable! And I also love how you've used the sentiment with the sketch. Cute card, Jen!

Louise Sharp said...

Totally adore this card Jen! Your colouring is divine.
Thanks so much for playing along this week to the Global Design Project. xo

Cécile RIBON said...

Wow, Jen! What an adorable card. Totally love this cute (and wonderfully coloured) bear!

Notes by Nina said...

So cute, I love how you added the sentiment add bear is darling.

Jen Brum said...

Oh, I love this card so much! That bear is just too cute! Amazing colouring! Love those sequins!!!! So fun!

Rita Wright said...

SO cute, Jen. I love that bear. I don't think I have that one...yet. ;)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh I love this! The sentiment stamped vertically on the panel is genius and your bear/sentiment combo is so sweet!