Freshly Made Sketches 266

Happy weekend! It’s extra happy for me… I’m off to Manhattan to see my friends Jim and Diane and then down to The Ink Pad to see Anna! It will be cold but I don’t seem to notice it as much when I’m in the city! I got a lot accomplished at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store, more than I though I would! Poor Renee is sick and went home early but Angie was there with me. On my car ride home I spoke to Heather, she is off to New Orleans for a few days with George. I had dinner at my Parent’s and then came home and made today’s card. What’s on for you this weekend?!

The card that I created last night is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…


I had some happy mail waiting for me when I got home last night, the December My Monthly Hero Kit! I couldn’t wait to play with it! Today’s card took me about an hour from concept to done! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used one of the dies from the Kit to cut out the burst from a piece of Super Gold Curious Metallic and then popped up the pieces and adhered it to the card base with E-Z Runner. Next up is a piece of Blueprint Curious Metallic that I embossed with the We R Memory Keepers Geometric Next Level 3D Embossing Folder. That is adhered with some strategically placed 3D Foam Squares. My martini is created with the Hero Arts Martini Fancy Dies, I cut out the glass from Ice Gold Curious Metallic and also cut out two pieces of Acetate. On piece of theย Acetate is adhered to the back of the glass with E-Z Runner Micro, then some 3M Foam Tape is added to the back. I sprinkled in some Recollections Metallic Glitter Shapes and added the second piece of Acetate to the back. My lemon twist and olive are cut from Solar White 110lb, I used my Mini Ink Blending Tool and Lemon Yellow, Green Hills, Forever Green and Red Royal to color them. The “toothpick” is cut from a piece of Adhesive Wood Sheet and Solar White 110lb, I adhered them to each other and added a little Multi-Matte Medium to the bottom to adhere it to the card. Some 3D Foam Squares adhere the martini glass and olive in place. The lemon twist is adhered with Multi-Matte Medium. Finally I cut out a piece of Gold Mirror Card and two pieces of Solar White 110lb with the cheers die from the Kit. They are adhered to each other with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive and then to the card with more 3M Foam Tape. I really love this month’s Kit!! So many cool things in the Kit and the Add-Ons are just as great! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thank you so much for spending some of your Saturday with me! Have an amazing day! ๐Ÿ™‚


Products used:

Ink: Lemon Yellow, Green Hills, Forever Green and Red Royal (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Ice Gold, Super Gold and Blueprint Curious Metallic, Gold Mirror Card (The Paper Cut), Adhesive Wood Sheetsย (EK Success) and Acetate (Amazon)

Dies: December My Monthly Hero Kit and Martini Fancy Die (Hero Arts)

Embossing Folder: Geometric Next Level 3D (We R Memory Keepers)

Embellishments: Metallic Glitter Shapes (Recollections)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand, Micro and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives), Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Platinum Machine (Spellbinders) and Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)

16 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches 266”

  1. Hi Justin:

    Boy, this card is really unique! I don’t think I’ve ever seen die cuts like these. I have to admit I really love the lemon twist (I actually thought it was a snake when I first looked at the card) and the olive. The reason I thought it was a snake is that one time when I was in Battery Park there was this guy with a huge yellow boa constrictor on his neck and for $5.00 you could get your photo taken with the snake or with him and the snake. There is a long story to go with that but I’ll save it for another time. LOL Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful day in the City and I’m sure you will. Love and hugs, XXOO ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hello Grace!
      Thank you Grace! I love the MMH Kits, they always have some fun things in them! LOL! I guess now that you say that it looks like a snake I can see it! I am not a fan of snakes at all!! I probably would have run the other way! My day in the city was fabulous! Love and hugs to you! XOXO ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Cute! Not a martini person but this on hits the spot.

    Still batteling this flippin cold, it will not let up. I need to get moving tree to decorate, presents to warp and of course playtime!

    1. LOL! Thanks Linda! We’ll pretend that it’s an ice tea martini!
      I’m sorry that you are still sick. Did you try Echinacea and Vitamin C in large doses?! I hope that you fell better and can get your stuff done! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Your card is fabulous! Such a celebratory card! I ordered this card kit and can’t wait for it to wing its way to NZ. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    1. Thank you so much Karren! The card kit is awesome! Hero really does have a lot of great things! Hope that your package gets there quickly! Have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

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