Freshly Made Sketches #310

Hey Everyone

We have a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by the super talented Kim Singdahlsen.

Have a look at her cool sketch:

When you make a card, do you go with the first idea that pops into your mind?  I do and then I do everything to make it work.  I don’t often change my mind about stamp sets and dies after my initial idea.  For some reason when I saw this fabulous sketch I had Christmas in mind.  People I work with will tell you once I make up my mind, I don’t usually change it.  Probably everyone who knows me will say the same thing……

Even though layering of these trees took me probably 1/2 hour, I was determined to make them work. I even cut three more and played with them until I felt I had my card right.  The trees I’ve used are cut with Stampin’ Up!s Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies.  I’ve used Old Olive cardstock as this matches the stripe-y DSP on my card. The DSP I’ve used is from Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.  Nothing quite says Christmas like diagonal striped DSP!

The sentiment I’ve used is stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink.  This great sentiment is from Cookie Cutter Christmas.  My layers are all matted with Basic Black cardstock and I tied some Basic Black Bakers Twine with a bow to pull everything together.  I then added some black sequins (as always in threes) to add some sparkle to my card.

As always the team have created wonderful cards to inspire you.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.



6 thoughts on “Freshly Made Sketches #310

  1. I admire your perseverance! There’s been times that I’ve abanonded an initial idea because I just can’t make it work. Glad to see you stuck with the trees because the look is beautiful.

  2. I am the same way – even when total stress sets in – I HAVE to make it work just like I imagined!! (I often think it would be easier to just let it go.) I love your end result – the trees work perfectly with the sentiment on the banner. LOVE the bits of black accents.

  3. Your persistence paid off! I love how you’ve arranged these trees, and I agree with you about the striped dsp — so Christmas-y. I’m pretty much the same way as I’ll spend far more time to make an original idea work than it would probably take to scrap it and try something else.

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