Freshly Made Sketches 270

Well, it definitely got colder here yesterday. It is supposed to warm up again next week and I look forward to that! I got my haircut in the morning and then ran over to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store to meet my friend Patrice. She showed me all of the cards that she has been working on recently and also gave me my Christmas card and a Get Well card that I will share with you soon! From there I went over to Heather’s to help with the move. We got a lot accomplished in a very short amount of time which was great. I went home for a little while and got caught up on my blog comments and took a little nap. I’m feeling much better but not 100% yet. Around 7:30 I headed over to George’s and the three of us went out to dinner in Huntington. We had Argentinian food, it was delicious. All small plates which was a great way to get a taste of a lot of different things. What nice way to end the day! Today is Renee’s anniversary crop so I’ll get to see some of the ladies! Always a good time!

When I got home last night I sat down and made a quick card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

A nice simple sketch deserves a nice simple card! My base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. For theย background I heat embossed the Hero Arts Large Floral Background stamp onto a piece of Smoky Slate with Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder. I also heat embossed the same image onto a piece of Basic Gray with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. The Basic Gray panel is trimmed down to match the sketch. For my greeting I heat embossed one from the Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages Photopolymer Stamp Set in more Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a piece of 48lb Vellum. Before I adhered the dark gray panel I added the greeting strip on the left and a piece of American Crafts Silver Glitter Card Stock to the right. A nice simple card but the embossing really adds a little wow! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thanks for spending a bit of your Saturday with me! Have a sensational day! ๐Ÿ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Many Everyday Messages Photopolymer and Large Floral Background Wood Mount (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White Satin Pearl and White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Smoky Slate and Basic Gray (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: 48lb Vellum (The Paper Cut) and Silver Glitter Card Stock (American Crafts)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Tools: Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Fun Foam

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on todayโ€™s project!

13 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches 270”

  1. Lovely, lovely, lovely card with a very Victorian look. Love it when you emboss on vellum. The slip of glitter paper to the right could not have been more perfectly placed!

    Glad to hear you are feeling better and I hope your Mum and Dad are too. Enjoy your time with the crop ladies this afternoon. It’s too cold out there to “play” outside for sure. Have yourself a Super Saturday my friend. Love and hugs to you. XXOO ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you very much Grace! It was a quick card! Glad that you like it!
      I’m so happy to be feeling a little more human! I’m really happy that you and the hubs are feeling better! It’s chilly here so I’m glad to be inside today! Love and hugs to you! XOXO ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hi Justin, I love this card. I like the opposites of the two areas. The new year has been difficult between a death and the weather. Hope things settle down now.

  3. Love this card, Justin. It is so elegant and crisp. The embossing looks great on that gray. Glad to hear you are on the mend. I hope you Mum and Dad are progressing too. Have a great day.

    1. Thank you HJ! Very simple card but the embossing steps it up. Mum and Dad are still not much better but I’m getting there! Hope you are having a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Simple yet very classy! I wisj mojo would find me, so many cool toys to play with and no motivation. GRR…..

  5. Your embossed card looks fabulous, Justin! So dramatic yet still quite subtle! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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