Freshly Made Sketches 253

I had such a nice day in Manhattan yesterday! I took the 10:14AM train in and headed straight to The Ink Pad to see Anna and Jane! Oh how I have missed them! We got all caught up over lunch, we had Dirty Bird! Superdelicious! Around 2:30 I headed up to 77th Street to meet my friend Ella. She was running late so we only had a short time before she had to leave again so I’m going to go back in next Saturday and see her. After that I went to a coffee shop on 66th between 1st and 2nd called Java Girl. They had no Wi-Fi and no plugs! Talk about throwback! The coffee was really good and there were teenagers playing cards! It was really like a trip back in time! LOL! Kim and I had coffee and then headed back to her apartment to let out her neighbors dog that she is watching. From there we went to a local pizza place and had dinner. I headed back to Penn Station around 9:30 and got the 10:11 home. They have an App now where you can buy your ticket and show it on your phone! YAY! No more rushing to get to the ticket machine! When I got home I sat down and made my card for today. Renee has a crop at the store today so I will get to see my ladies and afterΒ work I have a birthday party to go to! πŸ˜€

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

Freshly Made Sketches 253

I wanted to play around with some of the new Hero Holiday Sets but I’m not quite ready for Christmas cards! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My square in the middle is a piece of the same and it’s adhered to the base with E-Z Runner and Fun Foam. Across the lower part is a piece of Gold Mirror Card and I tapered the ends to match the sketch. My two labels are from the Hero Arts Holiday Messages and Frames Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed the large label in Hero Arts Copper Embossing Powder onto Black 110lb and the smaller on onto Vellum with Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder. They are bothe cut out with the Hero Arts Holiday Tags Frame Cuts. My greeting is from the Many Everyday Messages Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. The large label is adhered to the card with E-Z Runner and a little more Fun Foam and the small label with Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape. A health dose of Pretty Pink Posh Gold, Rose Gold, Platinum and Sparkling Clear Sequins on the white panel really makes the card shine! I wanted to see how the mixed metallics looked together and I really like it! Also love when I can use a Holiday Set from something other than the Holidays! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thanks for stopping by today! I wish you all a very happy Saturday! πŸ™‚

FMS 253-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Holiday Messages and Frames and Many Everyday Messages Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold, Copper, Platinum and White (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty Paper: Gold Mirror Card and 48lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Holiday Tags Frame Cuts (Hero Arts)

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

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

Tools: Platinum Machine (Spellbinders), Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Fun Foam

16 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches 253”

  1. Good Morning Justin!

    What a sweet card today. I like the fact that the sequins are actually taking a kind of front and center spot which accents how perfectly you always get them placed. When I attempt to do a white on white card it never seems to work for me. It always looks like I forgot something. However, when you do white on white it looks so elegant to me. Oh well, some of us have it, some of us don’t.

    So glad you got to have a fun day in Manhattan! That must have felt really good. I’m sure Anna was happy to see you and I’m sure she misses you doing up her window displays for her. They are all so nice at the Ink Pad. It’s a lovely day here today. The humidity is gone and even though it might get to 80+ again today, it will be a much more comfortable day for sure. More company coming tomorrow so I have a few things to prepare today. Not sure what I’ll be making for supper but I know I’m going to make some tapioca pudding for dessert. You have yourself a Stupendous Saturday my friend. Love and Hugs, XXOO πŸ™‚

    1. Hello Grace!
      Thank you so much! I do love my Pretty Pink Posh sequins! You have it too!! I do like a white on white card, something so nice and simple about them!
      I did have a nice time in Manhattan! It felt lovely and it was great to see Anna and Jane! It was little humid here but not too hot. Mmmmmm… tapioca pudding, I haven’t had that in forever! Enjoy your company and your day! Love and hugs! XOXO πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Justin,
    It was great hearing about your Manhattan adventures again. I’ve missed them.
    Your card is beautiful. Simple but love the sequins, vellum & gold. Great card!

    1. Hello Gerri!
      Yes, I have missed going to the city too! I’m glad that you like the card! I do enjoy my sequins! Hope you had a nice day! πŸ™‚

  3. It’s funny I was just looking at the Hero Arts sentiment stamp set this morning and thinking how versatile it is and covers almost any occasion. Your card is awesome. I would never have thought to make the sequins (beautiful as they are) the focal point, but it works perfectly with all the other elements. Beautiful!! Glad to hear you enjoyed your day in Manhattan. It is HOT here again today. I can’t believe this is the 7th heat wave we’ve had this summer. When will Mother Nature flip the switch!! Have a great weekend, my friend.

    1. I love that Many Everyday Messages Set and use it often HJ! Thank you! You know me and my Sequins! LOL! Manhattan was great! I do love getting to go all over the city! It was super hot, especially in the Subway! I hope that Mother Nature forgets to flip the switch! πŸ™‚

  4. So you ran the gamut from vintage card playing by kids to using new tech to get your ticket! Gotta love it!
    I guess you learned to use vellum in your class — kidding! I love embossing on vellum. I especially love the way you also used sequins as the star of the card front.
    Have a Super Saturday! I’m staying inside with A/C and stamping and babying my hip. Hugs, Nancy B

    1. Yes Nancy! I did run the gamut! It’s so nice to not have to run to get a ticket before the train! Gives you a little extra time!
      LOL! Ys, we did learn how to use Vellum! It’s on of my favorite papers! Thank you! So happy you like the card!
      I had a fun Saturday! Hope that you hip feels better! Hugs to you! πŸ™‚

  5. I love how the sequins are your focal point. Oh…..I need some of your creativity. This is gorgeous.

    Kids playing cards and no wi’fi! it sounds as if you were in a time machine. I think that is awesome, we are so dependent on electronics.

    1. Thank you very much Linda! I do love my sequins! Send some creativity your way!
      It felt like I was in a time machine, but it was nice. I just needed a plug because my phone was running very low! Yes, we are very dependent on electronics! πŸ™‚

  6. We loved seeing you too! You’re welcome here all of the time!
    I’m so pleased that my name made it into your blog…
    How did you manage in a coffee shop with no wifi? LOL
    Makes you appreciate all the little things…

    1. Thank you Anna! I do miss you guys a lot! I need to make more frequent visits!
      LOL! You are a star my friend for sure!
      The coffee shop was little rough! I told Kim that next time we will do Starbucks!
      Have a super day! πŸ™‚

  7. This is such a great card Justin! I love all of those sequins. They are so pretty and sparkly! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. What a lovely idea! LOVE your background of sequins – a perfect background to your golden paper and simple sentiment. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    1. Thank you Kim! I do think the sequins add so much to a card! I hope that you enjoy your week! πŸ™‚

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