Freshly Made Sketches 179

So, do you know what?! It’s FRIDAY! Yay! I have to say that I had a good but busy Thursday. Work was a little chaotic, they had an event in the morning and I ended up helping out my old department. Not that I mind and I would do pretty much anything for my old boss Nancy. I also get to fix some iPads tomorrow morning because the guy that we have in the IT department couldn’t do it. After work I went straight over to Scrap-A-Latte to see Renee. We plotted what we are going to do with some upcoming projects. And yes, I got a few things! LOL! On the way home I stopped by Heather’s and had dinner with her and her brother. She made tuna wraps with avocado and I mixed up some Sriracha and Mayo, delicious! We ran to the shoe store because I’m looking for some brown boots. I didn’t find any boots but I did find three pairs of Ben Sherman shoes that I loved! I also wore a plaid button down shirt, something that I never do. Brown boots and a plaid shirt… what is happening to me?! LOL! When I got home there was some Happy Mail from Pretty Pink Posh waiting for me! Love me some sequins and I think that her’s are the best!

The card that I have for you today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

Freshly Made Sketches 179

A fun sketch as always and I wanted to do something a little different. My card base is Whisper White Card Stock and the front is covered in a piece of Island Indigo. I heat embossed a piece of Garden Green with some Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the Hero Arts with Basic Gray Waves Background Stamp. The Project Life Corner Rounder is used to round off the corners and some SNAIL adheres it to the card. Next up is a piece of Vellum and on that I heat embossed one of the stamps from The Open Seas Stamp Set in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The Spiral Border Punch is used along the right side at the left corners are rounded and some 2-Way Glue holds it to the background. I also stamped the anchor from the stamp set and heat embossed that in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum and cut it out with my Paper Snips. Some Kool Tak Clear Foam adheres that to the note page. My greeting is from the Fabulous Four Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Pool Party. I flagged the left side and wrapped some Hemptique Natural Hemp Cord around it before adhering it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A few of the Hazel & Ruby The Makery Shine and Sparkle and Green with Envy Sequins complete the card. I really am loving that background stamp and the The Open Seas is the first Stampin’ Up! set that I ever got! I really hope that you enjoyed my masculine birthday card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Thank you for spending a little of your Friday with me! I hope that yours is a fantastic one! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: The Open Seas and Fabulous Four Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Pool Party, Black and Gold

Card Stock: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Garden Green and Pool Party

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Punches: Project Life Corner Rounder and Spiral Border

Tools: Heat Tool, Paper Snips Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Kool Tak Clear Foam, Hemptique Natural Hemp Twine, Hazel & Ruby The Makery Shine and Sparkle and Green with Envy Sequins

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18 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches 179”

  1. Nice Justin, just very nice. I like all the layers, the tiny little details and the colors too.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Love how you put all your elements together! Nautical and twine, you can’t go wrong… This is one of my fave SU stamp sets!

  3. You are starting to sound like the guy in the Wood You Be Mine stamp set! You seem to be having a lot of fun at the scrap store too. This card makes a huge impact! I love all the different embossing powders and sequins. This is one of my favorite sets as well. Hand surgery went well. Typing with one hand, haven’t stamped yet! Have a glorious Friday and weekend! Nancy B

    1. LOLOL! Ha! Yes, I guess that I am! I love going to the scrapbook store and Renee is just the sweetest! Thank you! Yes, definitely one of my faves too! I am so happy to hear that your surgery went well! Extra thanks for taking time to comment today!! XOXO 🙂

  4. Hello Justin! First off…sending wishes your way Nancy for a speedy recovery! 😉 Love your card today! I guess I say that just about every day don’t I?? Love all the textures and the different embossing. Looks very cool! And the twine and the vellum and the sequins…love!! You made me laugh with your description of the boots and plaid shirt…I was thinking the same way as Nancy…the lumberjack from that stamp set. 🙂 Can you show us the projects you make at Renee’s place? I think we’d all love to see them! Have a great rest of your day and an even better weekend! Yay!

    1. Hi Karen!
      Yes, speedy recovery for Nancy! Thank you! I will begin to worry when you don’t say that, trust me! I like the layers, something I have had in my head for while! Yes, maybe I am being influence by the one set that I didn’t get! LOL! I am going to post the projects from Renee’s, hopefully on Sunday! They are not Stampin’ Up! as I’m sure you know. Hope that your day was fantastic and your weekend too! 🙂

  5. Oooh Justin you are really making it hard for me too resist this background stamp with an awesome card like this! Love the vellum passenger piece, that came out really nice 🙂 I do like the flagged sentiment and twine too, it’s perfect with all your nautical pieces! Hope you have an awesome and creative weekend 😉

    1. Yay! I think that background stamp is so cool! Thank you! So happy that you liked all of the layers! Have a super weekend! 🙂

    1. Ha ha! I do enjoy a little country music here and there! Plaid is just popular and I haven’t embraced it, but I guess it’s time! Thank you, glad that you like the card! Ooh! We are both going to be doing crafty fun stuff this weekend! 🙂

  6. This is a very cool card! I love that journal image embossed on vellum and how it looks layered over the other embossed image. Not to mention the sequins and the bit of twine. Yum! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

    1. Thank you very much Jen! I had fun with the layers! And sequins, well, you know! LOL! Have a fabulous weekend! 🙂

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