Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches 283

It's time for a brand new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week our sketch is designed by Jen Brum and it's got a very cool wavy line, which could be an ocean wave or a view of a landscape or really anything you can dream of.  My imagination lead me to a very boring slanted line!

Now, I do actually own a set of wavy lines dies but I could not find them anywhere in my stash.  I think they ran away with a particular "thanks" die that has also gone missing.  I didn't trust myself to try and cut a wavy line free-hand so I just cut a couple of pieces of contrasting card stock on a diagonal.  I used an embossing plate on the top one to give it a bit of texture.  Then borrowing the feather theme and colors from the April challenge at House of Cards I stamped, embossed, and fussy cut these beautiful feathers from vellum.  The color of the biggest feather is hard to see.  I stamped it in the same color as the darker diagonal layer them embossed it with clear embossing powder, which tends to wash out the color.  Luckily I had some Pool Party embossing powder, which I used on the smaller feather, so that one has a nice rich color.

Our Freshly Made Sketches design team has got some great cards to show you with this sketch to be sure to check them out.  I hope to see you in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Feather Finery (Papertrey Ink); Just Saying (Wow!)
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Pool Party, Vellum (Stampin' Up!); Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink); Pool Party, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Rustic Burlap impression plate (Papertrey Ink); Pool Party embossing powder, button, linen thread (Stampin' Up!); clear embossing powder


  1. This is sooooooo pretty! I just love these colors AND the feathers!

  2. The feathers really pull the BGs together! Superb!

  3. Nah, you're slanted line isn't boring when it's paired with those PRETTY feathers!! Love the colors Jen, this is wonderful!

  4. This card is gorgeous Jen! I love the straight line and those fantastic feathers! Very pretty!

  5. Oh, how beautiful, Jen!!!!! Love your fabulous feathers and how you have added the colour to the feathers with the embossing, is really great!!!!! The soft colours your have worked with are sooooo pretty!!!! A lovely card!!!!
    Enjoy the Easter weekend!!!!

  6. Oh those vellum feathers are just gorgeous and the soft colors you've used to create your card work beautifully with them.

  7. Those feathers are gorgeous! Very pretty card!

  8. Very pretty - and love the CAS - the feathers are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at House of Cards this month.

  9. Oh wow! This is such a you colour combo! I love the softness of those feathers you've used to create this pretty card!

  10. Wow, that is such a soft and pretty card!

  11. This is such a pretty card, Jen! I totally love this wonderful color palette and the delicate feathers

  12. You may call it a boring diagonal line - but it's just perfect behind those soft dotted feathers!


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