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Freshly Made Sketches 220 – jkcards

Freshly Made Sketches 220

Yay for Friday! The end of another busy week! I had a great time with my friend Sue yesterday! We had some bagels for lunch and then stopped in Marshall’s before heading back to her house to finish up some Etsy stuff! From there I headed over to Heather’s so I could take apart the old bed, which took no time at all! We ran to BJ’s to get some goodies for Thirsty Thursday and then went back to Heather’s to get ready for Kim and Stephanie to come over. We laughed and watched Lip Sync Battle, really enjoy that show! This morning it’s off to IKEA with Heather and Brian to pick up the new bed, back to Heather’s to drop it off and then into Manhattan to drop off the table and chairs to Kim’s. We are going to stop and get some lunch before heading back home. I’ll put the bed together and then come home and hopefully get crafty!

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

Freshly Made Sketches 220

My card base is cut to 3 3/4″ wide so I could let some stuff hang off the edge and still fit it into a standard envelope! It’s the usual Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and I used the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Spacedย Hearts Stencil along with some Candied Apple Distress Ink and my Mini Ink Blending Tool to create the nice subtle background. Up in the left corner is a piece of American Crafts Red Glitter Paper that I cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Sketch Heart Craft Die. I also cut out a piece of Solar White 80lb and used some Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive to adhered them to each other to make the heart a bit sturdier. A piece of Black 110lb is cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Scribble Heart and Arrow Wafer Die. I used some Versa-Mark and Simon Says Stamp Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder to give it the Licorice look and adhered them both to the card with Multi-Matte Medium. My greeting is from the Simon Says Stamp Hand Lettered Encouragement Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Versa-Fine Onyx Black Ink next to the heart. Finally some Pretty Pink Posh Valentine Mix and Onyx Sequins are added for a little extraย sparkle! I still love that Scribble Heart Die and it goes so well with the Arrow! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thank you for taking some time to come by and see me today! Have an absolutely Fantastic Friday! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Products used:

Stamp Set: Hand Lettered Encouragement Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa-Fine) and Candied Apple Distress (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Specialty: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Clear Fine Detail (Simon Says Stamp)

Stencil: Tiny Spaced Hearts (Simon Says Stamp)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Black 110lb (Recollections)

Specialty Paper: Red Glitter Paper (American Crafts)

Embellishments: Valentine Mix and Onyx Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)

20 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches 220”

  1. Love this card! That red glitter heart and shiny arrow just pop out on the white background. It’s clean and simple with just the right details to make it “wow”.

    1. Thank you Carol! I love the felt and the glitter paper too! Makes for a nice change! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you Patti! I love cards that are skinny and have a little something hanging off the edge, makes for a nice change! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Love this card! The die is one of my favorites and I so seldom see it used. Thank you!

  3. Whoa Justin – this one is over the top! The embossing powder on that arrow is fabulous. It’s funny but to you it looks licorice but to me it looks like a nice soft leather and against that glitter heart – well, just too beautiful. This card gets an A++++ from me.

    You are such a busy guy! Doesn’t it make you wonder how you had time to work a full time job? So now you have a preview of what retirement is like less a bit of that over the top energy of yours. LOL You have yourself a Fantastic Friday my friend and good luck with this storm that’s coming up the coast. Love and hugs, XO ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you Grace! I think that it’s so cool that you see leather! Love that everyone see something different!
      Yes, it does make me wonder how I used to fit it all in! LOL! I love my life right now, just need to make some more money! I had a great Friday and hope that you did too! It’s snowing like crazy here, not enjoying it at all! Love and hugs to you! XOXO ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hey Chrystal!
      Thank you! I’m really happy with the new look! Glad that you like it too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Hi Justin! Such a great card! Love the shiny licorice look of the arrow on that glittery heart – you definitely have an eye for design! Hope your weekend goes well and that you don’t get hit hard by the snowstorm moving up the coast.

    1. Hello Christy!
      Thanks so much! I have so much putting the cards together! It’s snowing pretty bad here, I hope that it stops soon or melts right away! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. OMG you exhaust me, how many hours are in your day/

    love this card! i love the background, suble but powerful My die arrived today, thank you!

    1. LOL! The same as you Linda! It was a pretty busy day but Friday was busier!
      Glad that you like the card and so happy that you received your die!! Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. *Love* your design, Justin! You did a great job with the subtle hearts background, and I love the different textures that you incorporated with the glitter paper, the clear embossing powder, and the Pretty Pink Posh sequins. Like the placement of the heart and arrow off the edge of the paper. I think that adds flair to your design.

    1. Thank you very much El! I have the most fun making a card when I can combine so many different elements and make them work together! ๐Ÿ™‚

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