Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches: Stay Awake

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Amy at Amy's Paper Crafts.


I just got a new set that I knew that I had to use.  This is a set that I got to make cards for my son who is heading off to college in just a couple of months.  I think he'll like getting cards, but I know he'll love that I got a coffee stamp set and I'll enclose Starbuck's gift cards!

FMS Stay Awake

The colors didn't photograph exactly as they are in real life.  I love being able to tailor cards to the recipient and this card was done to match his new school colors of brown and gold (it's a little more gold in real life), plus a little green to mimic Starbucks.  I attempted to do streaks of chocolate syrup because my guy definitely likes the sweet frou-frou drinks!  This will be particularly meaningful to him.  He was accepted at five schools and was really stressed out about making a decision.  We told him that any of the five would be great and that something - probably something small - would "speak" to him and he would know which school he wanted to attend.  He's never admitted it, but I think the Starbucks in the library influenced his decision to attend Valparaiso!

It's a fun sketch and, as usual, the Freshly Made Sketches designers have created an amazing variety of cards for inspiration.  Check it out on the  Freshly Made Sketches blog and then play along!  We love to see what you create.

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The yellow is Stampin' Up Summer Starfruit.  The sequins were Chocolate Iridescent by Ellen Hutson.

14 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Your sweet drink looks yummy! Lovin' the chocolate! I made my final decision on my college because it was snowing like crazy when I visited and it was only October!

Lisa said...

This is fun and your son will love getting cards like this while in college!!

Jen Mitchell said...

This is so awesome! I love the ombre effect of your striped layer and that frou-frou coffee image is fabulous!

Marisa said...

Love the story behind the selection LOL! Darling card and nice to see some men will drink the "frou frou" stuff ;)

Karren said...

Love this drink - the chocolate syrup is a great touch! And the ombre paper is so cool.

Deepti said...

The chocolate syrup looks superb!

Hannelie said...

This makes me want to get out and get one of these... YUM!
Beautifully executed card as always!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE this drink. Such a great card, Kim! Your son is going to LOVE it!!! The chocolate syrup looks amazing!

Amy O said...

What a great idea to have some cards ready to send to your son when he goes off to college! And I love how you've personalized it for him. Great interpretation of the sketch!

Jen Brum said...

Such a fun card Kim! I love that stamp! Great colours! Love the sequins and the stitched rectangle! Perfect masculine card!

Sandi said...

Love this! So fun...xx

Jen Timko said...

This is so perfect! Every single detail! Sure to be a major hit (and how exciting....5 colleges to choose from!).

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh what a fabulously cool image! This is one amazing card Kim!

cm said...

The background story of your card is a delight to read; I'm glad a 'small' yet significant 'thing' spoke to your son. Even though his college of choice is far from home, he's made an excellent decision...and the cards you'll be sending him will let him know how much he's missed. As for your card: love x love it!
~c