Freshly Made Sketches 311

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November 1st seems like a good day to be nervous that I don't have enough Christmas cards made for the year!  It also happens to be the day we reveal a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This one, designed by Jen Brum, seemed perfect for a Christmas card.

I'm not sure I'm loving this color combo, but I die cut the tree out of this glimmer paper that has very neutral tones and I wanted to keep the overall look of the card neutral to match.  I selected kraft for my background then proceeded to layer on some differing shades of brown.  I added some additional sparkle and shine with gold sparkly embossing paste in the form of falling snow. 

There's a tic-tac-toe challenge going on at The Paper Players and I chose one of the diagonals:  tree, die-cut/punch, and shine.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you can join us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  We love seeing you in the gallery!

Stamps:  Fa La La (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Kraft, Cocoa Bean (Papertrey Ink); Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory (Stampin' Up!); glitter cardstock (Recollections)
Ink:  Cocoa Bean (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories:  Sketch Tree die (Memory Box); Weathered embossing folder (Taylored Expressions); Falling Snow stencil (Simon Says Stamp); Champagne Sparkle Medium (Imagination Crafts)

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9 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 311”

Linda Callahan said...

I love that funky sparkly tree! And I think your neutral tones are very classy!

Jan Clothier said...

Jen, I love the textures you've included. They don't really show up until you enlarge the card but the texture on the caramel paper is lovely, the tree die cut is almost 3d and the glittery embossing paste adds not just bling, but more texture. Love the neutral palette too. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

Jen Brum said...

What a great Christmas card Jen! I love those neutral colours! That tree is fabulous and I love the falling snow. It's pretty on your card...I don't find it so pretty when it's happening outside!!!

Claire Broadwater said...

Jen, I am with you on the amount of Christmas cards I have made. I just haven't wanted to start them this year. Your card is beautiful! I love the neutral color palette and the beautiful falling snow. Love the texture and that gorgeous tree! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Lisa Elton said...

Can masculine cards be elegant? Cuz if they can, this is!! Marvelous card Jen!

stampwithsandy said...

I love all the interesting textures in your card Jen, and the silver looks great paired with the soft brown. So glad you shared with us at The Paper Players!

Amy O said...

Beautiful texture and sparkle! And the neutrals add an unexpected and classy twist. A pretty card, Jen!

Karren said...

Yep, I'm feeling a bit nervous about how small my Christmas card stash is, too :) This card is so cool and that silver tree is gorgeous!

Jen Timko said...

The neutrals are such a nice change and really elegant! Love that tree! Yep, I'm really behind this year on cards. I need to get serious!!