Freshly Made Sketches 233

Oh yes, it’s Friday! Yesterday was a long day! LOL! I took the 8:12 train into Manhattan. I had to run up to 72nd Street and pick up some books for Anna and bring them back to the store. I stopped at Magnolia Bakery and gotΒ some cupcakes to give as a thank you for them. After I retrieved the books I headed down to The Ink Pad. Barbara and I had another nice day and the weather was just beautiful! We had sushi for lunch and a little treat of some Pinkberry in the afternoon! I got the 4:56 train out to Babylon and Andrew picked me up at the station. We stopped at Wendy’s and grabbed some dinner. Class was loads of fun like always! Danielle drove me home and we chatted for a bit. I came into the house and sat down to make my card for today and then I was more than ready for bed! I get to do it all over again! Hopefully everything goes smoothly again!

Today I have my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Before I get to today’s card I want to thank Narelle for choosing me as the King of Clean for her wonderful sketch from last week! You can see the winners post HERE and my original post HERE! Now for this week’s sketch…

Freshly Made Sketches 233

Sometimes something that has been sitting on my desk for a while sparks the entire card! My base today is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I took a piece of Ivory 110lb and stamped the Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain Background Stamp in Encore Gold Metallic Ink and then coated it with Simon Says Stamp Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder and heat set it. It’s then cut out with the large banner from the Hero Arts Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut. I adhered it to the card with Foam Tape and tucked one of the flowers from the The Ton’s Petal Cut Peonies Dies that I colored with my FineTec Metallic Watercolors. My greeting is from the Hero Arts Thanks Stamp & Cut Photopolymer Stamp Set, I stamped the for everything in more Encore Gold Metallic and coated it with some more Clear Embossing Powder. The Thanks is cut from a piece of Pluto Stardream Metallic and adhered to the banner with Multi-Matte Medium. Just a few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins are added and the card is done! I love the flower in the Gold and the Woodgrain Stamped in the Gold and heat embossed is so cool! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thank you very much for your visit today! I have been behind on my comments and I apologize for that but I intend to catch up today! I wish you all a fantastic Friday! πŸ™‚

FMS 233-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Thanks and Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut Photopolymer and Designer Woodgrain Background (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Gold Metallic (Encore)

Embossing Powder: Clear Fine Detail (Simon Says Stamp)

Watercolors: Metallics (FineTec)

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

Specialty: Pluto Stardust Metallic (The Paper Cut) and Watercolor Card (Tim Holtz)

Dies: Petal Cut Peonies (The Ton) and Thanks and Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool

12 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches 233”

  1. Justin,
    Such a beautiful, elegant card. Who wouldn’t love to get a thank you like this?

  2. Hi Justin:

    Awesome card! I never thought about stamping card stock and then running it through the die cut machine. That opens up a whole new world of creativity. Very classy and a great interpretation of the sketch. Also, congrats on being picked as the King of Clean for FMS last week. I think you deserve it once again for this fantastic card!

    Sounds like you are keeping busy to say the least. Kind of makes you wonder how you had time for all this when you were working full time doesn’t it? Days used to drag by for me but once I retired they began to fly by and I don’t know where the time went. You have a fabulous Friday in Manhattan today. Luv and hugs, XXOO πŸ™‚

    1. Hey Grace!
      Thank you! I love that Designer Woodgrain Stamp and in the gold with the Clear Embossing and then Die Cut, I’m in love! LOL! I was very happy to be the King of Clean!!
      I am beyond busy but I’m happy to report that I’m all up to date on my comments!! YAY! Yes, I still don’t know how I got it all done with the full time job either! I hope that you have a fabulous Friday too! Love and big hugs to you! XOXO πŸ™‚

  3. Crisp, clean, and elegant! Love this, Justin! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches again this week!

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