Freshly Made Sketches 259

They first day of the October Card Class at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store was a good time as it always is! We had a lot of laughs at the night class with Andrew, Kayleigh, Melissa, Victoria and Jan! This month’s class is Lawn Fawn so it was a long one. I love when they can just sit there and color and take their time! We got out around 10:00 and I headed over to George’s house for Thirsty Thursday with Heather and Stephanie. Geroge is in Nashville so we had a little change of venue! I do love our little trio! This morning I have a haircut and then the second day of class! More fun times! It’s also my crafty friend Sandy’s Birthday! Happy Birthday Sandy!! 😀

I did manage to make two cards yesterday and one of them is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…


Today’s card starts off with a base of Ivory 110lb Card Stock. I stamped the birch trees using the Concord & 9th Tree Hugs Photopolymer Stamp Set in Vintage Sepia. Across the top are two strips of Gold Mirror Card. My heart is from the Concord & 9th Cozy Up Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed it in Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder onto a piece of Dark Molasses and then rubbed some Unicorn White Pigment Ink over it. To cut it out I used the Coordinating Dies and adhered it to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. My greeting is cut from more Gold Mirror Card and three piece of Ivory 110lb using the Concord & 9th JOY Die. I adhered them to each other and to the card with Multi-Matte Medium. A little sprinkling of Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear and Gold Sequins completes the card! I’m really into the woodgrain again lately and Concord & 9th has some of the best stamps out there for my little addiction! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thank you so much for visiting with me today! Have a fantastic Friday! 🙂


Products used;

Stamp Sets: Cozy Up and Tree Hugs Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Vintage Sepia (Versa-Fine) and Unicorn White Pigment (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Clear (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Ivory 110lb (Recollections) and Dark Molasses (My Colors)

Specialty Cardstock: Gold Mirror (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Cozy Up (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear and Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Fun Foam

12 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches 259”

  1. What a pretty card, Justin. You know I love Gold Mirror Card of the diecut JOY and strips and with the birch trees and very interesting heart, it makes a wonderful card. Have a great Friday. It is cooling here, but still pleasant.

    1. Thank you HJ! Yes, I love that Gold Mirror Card too! The heart is fun! I hope that you enjoyed your day! It’s really chilly here this morning and raining. 🙂

  2. Hmmm . . . I’m actually liking the textures and the colors. Not usually what I would pick, but I think they look great! Happy Birthday to Sandy.

  3. Oh I love…. this stamp set is so appealing!

    I just got back home from a night scrapping with my BFF. Not a lot accomplished but a fun relaxing evening. Take care

    1. Thanks Linda! Yes, It’s another great one! Glad that you had a nice evening! Enjoy your Saturday! 🙂

  4. What a wonderful mix of the natural background and fun heart – with the mirrored Joy. It pops beautifully! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. What a beautiful collaboration of elements, Justin! You’ve outdone yourself with this one; it appeals to all of my cardmaking senses! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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