Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches 339

I took the opportunity of Jen Brum's new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches to add a masculine themed birthday card to my stash!  Woo hoo!  Those boy cards sure are hard to put together but the angles on the sketch put me in mind of plaid which I associate with babies and men.  That didn't come out right LOL!

I new right away when I saw the sketch that I wanted to use patterned paper on my card.  So I started perusing my stash and found this oldie but goodie from Stampin' Up!  I chose this plaid pattern then decided how big I wanted my triangle to be, cut a rectangle, then cut it from corner to corner to create my rectangle.  Easy peasy, right? 

I made this card a few days ago and was pleased as punch at how easy it went together.  Then Tuesday night I photographed it.  It's funny how things look different through the lens of the camera.  Somehow the reality of what you have created is displayed in a way that you don't see with the naked eye.  Well, in this case I saw that the angle of my triangle in no way matched up the angle of the lines of the plaid.  It's all helter skelter!  Doh!  I still like it (and I'm pretty sure that whatever man is the recipient of this card won't notice) but next time I dig out the plaid I will be a bit more thoughtful before I put it on my paper trimmer!

Thanks for stopping by!  Our Freshly Made Sketches design team has put up some AMAZING cards to inspire you this week so I hope you'll play along with us!

Stamps:  Sentiment Birthday (Winnie & Walter)
Paper:  Classic Ivory (Flourishes); Raspberry Ripple, Orchard Harvest DSP (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Blueprints 15 die (My Favorite Things)


  1. Helter skelter works for me! I love the plaid! Sweet card!

  2. A great masculine card! Still giggling about your babies & men comment. I think one could make a lot of jokes from that one.

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  4. This is such a great card Jen! I love the plaid!!! That was one of my favourite sets of DSP!! No man is going to notice if the lines don't match up!!! You're all good!!

  5. I LOVE the plaid! And nope, no one who gets this will notice anything but awesome.

  6. This sketch works perfectly with patterned paper and this is one gorgeous plaid card, helter skelter or not (and BTW the receipient is not going to even notice that).

  7. Patterned paper is the perfect choice for the sketch. I really love your mix of colours that you've used to create your masculine card!

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