Freshly Made Sketches #99 and Create with Connie and Mary 264

Hmm… I wonder what day it is today? Could it be… FRIDAY?!?! Yes kids, it’s Friday, my favorite day of the week. Weather here, gorgeous. Weekend plans, Manhattan on Saturday and craftiness on Sunday! What are you people up to?

Today’s post is something I haven’t done before and that’s combine two challenges. I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the colors from Create with Connie and Mary. So here’s this week’s inspiration…

Freshly Made Sketches #99CCMC 264

For the base of my card I stamped the Travel Journal Builder Wheel in Smoky Slate on Smoky Slate Card Stock. The panel in the middle is a piece of Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper backed with some Blushing Bride. All of the elements on the card are from the Circle Card and Label Card Thinlits Dies cut from Blushing Bride. The circles are cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits Dies from Smoky Slate. For a little sparkle I used the Small Heart Punch to punch out some Silver Glimmer Paper and adhered it with a Stampin’ Dimensional on the i heart u. I’m really having a lot of fun playing with the new Thinlits Dies and I love that the elements work so well even when you don’t use the actual card base. Thanks so much for stopping by today to see my combined Freshly Made Sketches and Create with Connie and Mary Challenge card. As always, I appreciate your visit and hope that you have an awesome Friday! πŸ™‚

FMS #99 - CCMC 264

Stampin’ Up products used:

Card Stock: Smoky Slate and Blushing Bride

Designer Series Paper: Venetian Romance

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Ink: Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp: Travel Journal Builder Wheel

Thinlits: Circle Card and Label Card

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punch: Small Heart

Tools: Big Shot, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Travel Journal Wheel

Venetian Romance DSP

Silver Glimmer Paper

Circles Collection Framelits

Label Card Thinlits Dies

Circle Card Thinlits Dies

Small Heart Punch

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0 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches #99 and Create with Connie and Mary 264”

  1. Three things I need to say about this card – (1) Travel Journal Wheel – never paid attention to it, but it’s absolutely lovely here. Consider me enabled. (2) I like the shine of glitter and glimmer paper – but only in pictures. Love the addition of the glimmer paper heart – fits so nicely inside the framelit cutout. (3) I really like how the chevrons point in balanced directions at the top and bottom of the card. Those spaces might appear to be “just filled with something,” but there’s something really cool going on there. That’s all I’ve got to say. Great card! Enjoy your day.

    1. Thank you Brian! I love the Travel Journal Wheel and Glimmer Paper. I’m not a glitter fan but the paper keep the mess to minimum. The idea for the chevrons came to me while I was speaking to a good friend last night. πŸ™‚

      I hope you have a lovely day! πŸ™‚

  2. Two challenges?! I’m so proud of you! You rocked them both, Justin. Great use of the colors, awesome card for the layout. I think I want to order these framelits just for the little greetings.

  3. I’m not a pastel type of person, so the color choice of Pistachio would not be mine. However, that being said, you nailed the design on the head and created a good use of the colors. Don’t you just love the little elements that go with the thinlits? I should be getting my Label Thinlit any day now along with my chevron punch that a few of you Bloggers have inspired me to get. Excitement abounds…Nancy B

    1. Thank you Nancy! I love the Thinlits, all of the elements are great and work well without the card base! I like pastels occasionally and I thought the colors were perfect for a little love. πŸ˜‰

  4. Huh…well, I didn’t think I’d use the accessories of the Thinlit card dies much, but I absolutely LOVE what you did with them, especially the chevrons! And yes, I’d totally overlooked that Travel Journal wheel, too, but it is wonderful in the background. Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Great combination of challenges! This is a beautiful card to tell someone you love them! Thanks for joining us in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. OMG!! So many wonderful things to love about your card!! That little glimmer heart is the sweetest! Must have these thinlits! Too many wonderful things to do with them! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. What a great use for the ‘extra’ stuff in the the new thinlits! I just love all the next extra pieces along with the card cutouts. Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  8. Fabulous card Justin! I love those colours! Love all of those die cuts…I’ve been putting off buying them but you’re making it hard to resist! Love that sparkly heart! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  9. Lovely card and beautifully put together! You maximized the sketch by using some of the framelits from the card set.. love that! Great balance in your design. Love the Builder Wheel in the background… you must have the patience of Job to do a whole page of it! lol! Thanks for playing with us at Create with Connie and Mary this week!

    1. Thank you Margaret! I must admit that my wheels are all unmounted. I find I use them more and they are earlier to use that way! Enjoy your week! πŸ™‚

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