Freshly Made Sketches #332

Hey Everyone

Every Wednesday we have a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches for you to try. This week our sketch has been designed by my fellow “Down Under” card creator Karren Johnson. Kiwis and Aussies are called this as our countries are below many of the other countries on the globe. Karren is the Queen of Backgrounds and truly gorgeous cards. Head over to her blog and take a look at her wonderful cards.

This is my first Christmas card for 2018! Pretty chuffed with myself for starting my cards in April rather than leaving them until the last minute as I’ve done before…..many times in fact.

The holly I’ve used for my card is from Holly Berry Happiness.  I gave my leaves a seriously quick watercolour with Old Olive Ink and my berries are coloured with Cherry Cobbler Ink.  I used the solid stamp from the set to colour the berries.  I then fussy cut them all out and raised them with Mini Dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Ink and is also from Holly Berry Happiness.  I had a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock laying on my desk and decided to add it under the sentiment as I liked this colour combo together.  I then added a strip of striped DSP from Merry Little Christmas DSP.

The background ink splatter stamped in Basic Black Ink is from Swirly Bird.  I wasn’t too sure about using black for the ink splatters, but it’s grown on me the more I look at it.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created amazing cards using Karren’s sketch. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.



9 thoughts on “Freshly Made Sketches #332

  1. This is so gorgeous! I can’t believe you are making Christmas cards, but it’s never too early. Love your layers and the coloring!!!

  2. Bravo to you on Christmas card #1! And it’s a doozie so you’ve got a lot to live up to for the rest of 2018! Love those holly leaves. And how do you manage to make a card with multiple layers be CAS at the same time?!?!?!!!

  3. This is such a great card Narelle! I love the holly and berries! So fun and I can’t believe you’ve got a start on your Christmas cards already!! I need to follow your lead!

  4. Congrats on your Christmas card! And what a beautiful card it is, too. Love the holly and stripes together. PS: Thanks for the sweet intro 🙂

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