Freshly Made Sketches 258

I have heard rumors that it’s going to be in the high 70’s next week! Yay for Indian Summer! So let’s see… yesterday at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store I had a customer come by to make a few cards that she wanted to copy of mine. We had fun making them! Her name is Michelle and she is new to stamping so she picked up a few supplies and will be back for more lessons! Renee had some peeps come by to help her with her little wine glass project that will be on for today at the store. It’s also release day for Mama Elephant and the new sets that came in the other day will be available for purchase! I had to make some sympathy cards, not anyone’s favorite thing to do. I’ll send them out today. The services for Heather’s Dad will be on Monday. I hope that he gets a nice day.

My little bit of craftiness that I have to share with you today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Before we get to this week’s sketch I want to thank Karren for selecting me as her Perfect Prince from last week’s sketch! You can see the winner’s post HERE and my original post HERE! Now for this week…


I used some more new goodies from Concord & 9th for my card! The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of Kraft. I stamped the heart from the Concord & 9th Cozy Up Photopolymer Stamp Set in Vintage Sepia onto another piece of Kraft. The Coordinating Die is then used to cut out the negative heart from a piece of Herb Garden and that’s adhered over the Kraft. A strip of Chinese Red flagged at the bottom, goes down the left side. The two cups are from the same set and are heat embossed in Hero Arts Brass Embossing Powder onto some Dark Molasses and they are cut out with the Coordinating Dies and adhered to the heart with 3D Foam Squares. I stamped part of my greeting onto more Dark Molasses and the rest onto the card base, they too are both heat embossed in Brass. The stay is then partially cut out from the strip, leaving it hanging over the top and bottom, and adhered to the card with more 3D Foam Squares. I added just a few Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Red, Rose Gold and Gold Sequins to finish off the card! I love the wood heart, so cool and different and I also really like the effect of the greeting partially cut from the strip! I hope that you enjoy my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thank you very much for coming by to spend a little time with me today! have a superb Saturday! 🙂


Products used:

Stamp Set: Cozy Up Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Vintage Sepia (Versa-Fine)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Brass (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110l (Neenah), Kraft, Herb Garden, Dark Molasses and Chinese Red (My Colors)

Dies: Cozy Up (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Gold, Rose Gold and Metallic Red Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

8 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches 258”

  1. Very creative. I love the Stay cut out like that! That heart is super cute and the negative space highlights it great! This should be a winner too–it is in my book!

    1. Thank you Susan! I think that the stay cut like that is pretty neat and I love the stamp set! So glad that you like the card! 🙂

  2. OMG! I love hearts, and the background you chose it awesome! Is the background part of this set? Is the background logs, coffee stains, hard to see. Sorry. Congrats on yor win, that card was awesome.

    Its finally warm here bit damp and drizzle. It beats snow though

    1. Thank you very much Linda! The background is the new stamp from C&9! It’s a bunch of logs! Love the “Bluejay” Cardinal! LOL!
      I’m with you, rather rain than snow!! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! 🙂

  3. Hi Justin,
    Cool card! Love those little coffee cups and the heart background is perfect. And of course – the sequins… 🙂

    1. Hello Gerri!
      Thank you! I love the Concord & 9th Sets, they always have a good mix in them! Sequins… my fave! 🙂

  4. Such a fun and creative use of the sketch!! I love your heart background behind those warm mugs! And putting one of the words on the strip is a fabulous look. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    1. Thanks so much Kim! It’s a really fun set and I have to remember to do that to the greeting again! Hope you have a fun week! 🙂

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