Freshly Made Sketches 191

What a nice day I had yesterday! I woke up at 4:00am and left the house by 5:00 to go and pick up Michael. His flight landed early and he was out by 6:45. We stopped at the diner fro breakfast and then headed over to Scrap-A-Latte to see Renee. He had brought some chip board and MDF from Brasil for her to sell in the store so while he set that up I did my cutting for class tonight. We were at the store for most of the day. After the store weΒ stopped by my house to get his luggage and visited with Taylor for a bit. Then weΒ headed over to the pizza place to meet Sue and her husband for dinner. What a nice way to spend a day off from work!

Today I have my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

Freshly Made Sketches 191

A super simple sketch that leaves a lot open for interpretation. I wanted something simple and elegant, you’ll have to let me know if I was successful! The card base for today is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I embossed the Definitely Dahlia Background Stamp on a piece of Basic Black with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. My greeting is from the Happy Birthday Everyone Host Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum. I wrapped it around the back and then adhered it to piece of “Vintage” Brushed Silver. That is then adhered to the card base with SNAIL and Fun Foam. Three Simon Says Stamp Sparkle and Shine Sequins complete the card. I love the font in the sentient and that Dahlia stamp is great! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thank you of sharing a part of my day with me, I’m happy that you stopped by! Enjoy your Thursday! πŸ™‚

FMS 191-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Definitely Dahlia Background and Happy Birthday Everyone Clear Mount (Host, Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White and Gold

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Basic Black (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Brushed Silver Metallic (Vintage) (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Sparkle and Shine Sequins (Simon Says Stamp)

Adhesive: SNAIL

Tools: Heat Tool and Fun Foam


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41 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches 191”

  1. Justin, this card is simply stunning, so very elegant and sophisticated, the gold embossed sentiment on Vellum looks so classy and gorgeous.
    Beautifully made, thank you for sharing.

  2. Beautiful card. I love how you used the white embossing on the black card stock and the vellum across the front.

    1. Thank you Judy! A nice simple black and white card with some bling thrown in is a fun sometimes! πŸ™‚

  3. You nailed that one ~~simple and elegant!!! It’s stunning, Justin. I’m seeing a new direction your cards are beginning to take these days and I love it!!! Hugs!!

  4. WOW! This is a gorgeous card and is so elegant. Really like your using the vellum for the greeting. Definitely Dahlia is definitely on my to buy list.

    1. Thanks very much Brenda! I love a heat embossed greeting on Vellum! The Definitely Dahlia stamp is awesome! πŸ™‚

  5. As soon as my next order with the Definitely Dahlia stamp comes in, I’m case’ing your card. : ) It is simple and elegant — and simply beautiful. Your combination of gold EP and brushed silver paper is inspired.

  6. Good Morning Justin:

    Your white embossing on the black card stock is definitely very elegant. However, I think the gold embossing on the vellum overlay you did really makes this card outstanding. Elegant, yes – Gorgeous, yes – Classy, yes – Innovative, most definitely! You have a winner here Justin!

    So glad you had a wonderful day off. Even the weather cooperated! I must admit that I can certainly empathize with Michael on food. Every time I go to Connecticut I insist on having good Italian “real” pizza, hard rolls, pasta frageoli (pronounced Fa-zool) and Chinese. We didn’t know how spoiled we were with all the great food available in CT. Then I go to the grocery store and bakery before I come back to Maine to pick up items we cannot get here. Things like chocolate pudding pies and almond pies. O.K. so now I have made myself hungry and have to go find something good to eat.

    You have yourself a Terrific Thursday. Give Michael a great big hug for me and tell Renee I said hi. Luv and hugs………XO

    1. Hi Grace!
      Woo hoo! Thank you! The card came together nice and fast, I love when that happens! πŸ™‚
      I did have a great day off! Yes, the weather was quite nice! Michael definitely goes through withdrawal from pizza, bagels, and Chinese food! We have now had all three! There is no better pizza than either John’s in midtown manhattan or Monty’s in Old Bethpage! I can’t wait to have some real fish and chips in London! I hope that you weren’t disappointed with what you had to eat in the house!
      I had a great Thursday too! Michael said to say hello and so does Renee! Love you!! XOXO πŸ™‚

  7. Justin,
    Beautiful card!! It is simple and elegant. I love it!! Embossed vellum is the best.

  8. Welcome “home”, Michael! Justin, today’s card is so simple and turned out so beautifully. I love the tableau. You had a day off well spent. Nancy B

    1. Thanks Nancy, I’m happy to have him back here for a while! Glad that you like the card! The day was awesome! πŸ™‚

  9. WOW Justin, this is beautiful! I love the white flower in the back of the vellum. Very classy, indeed! The gold embossing on the vellum is just the right amount of sparkle to this “Definitely Delightful Dahlia” card. πŸ™‚ Hugs!

  10. Hi Justin, this card is STUNNING! Perfect sentiment and sequins, I love everything about it – two enthusiastic thumbs up!! Glad you had a great day with Michael, pity you couldn’t have the rest of the week off work too! The weekend will be here before we know it. Have an awesome day Justin πŸ™‚ xoxo

    1. Hello Kelly!
      Thank you! Yay! I wish I could have the whole 2 1/2 months off! LOL! Yes, the weekend should be fun! I hope that you had a nice day and are feeling better! πŸ™‚

  11. Oh, this is absolutely gorgeous and perfect in every way, Justin! I love how you’ve used the vellum. A real WOW card! It’s always good to see you in the Freshly Made Sketches gallery!

  12. Sounds like you had a wonderful day!!!
    Your card is stunning!! I love the black,vellum and big sentiment…SO beautiful!! Thank you so much for joining us at FMS!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

    1. I did have a very nice day Cindy!
      Thank you! I hope that you have a fantastic weekend! πŸ™‚

  13. What an elegant and striking card! I love the gold embossed wording on the vellum and those few finishing sequins. Hmm now do I need that Dalhia stamp???

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