Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches: Happy Happy Happy

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Jen Brum.


This week, I needed a masculine birthday card. I started with balloons - didn't seem masculine.  I went to a fall leaf which had potential but needed a good woodgrain for the background.  I was browsing my paper stash and saw this fun piece.  Then the leaf seemed too detailed.  Here's what I ended up with.  Isn't the creative process a crazy ride at times?!  (And now I have lots of balloons and leaves to use with future cards!)

FMS Happy Happy

The "happy" comes from an older die set from Papertrey Ink called Tipped Tops.  I have to laugh at myself every time that I use it.  The main point of the die set is three large dies to cut angled panels.  There's a couple of "happy" dies tucked in - probably because there was room for them in the set.  But have I ever used any of the angled panels - nope!  I love the font and look of this "happy" die so I have an entire set because I liked one die.  

I'm excited to see what everybody does with this sketch!  It's wide open for creativity - enjoy it!

SUPPLY LIST

Stamps: My Favorite Things Label Maker Sentiments
Dies: My Favorite Things Label Tape, Papertrey Ink Tipped Tops
Paper: Kaisercraft Base Coat 6 1/2" Paper Pad and various cardstocks to match
Other: Studio Calico Wood Stars

9 comments:

Amy O said...

I LOVE this! A perfect guy card. Festive colors and really cool dsp.

Linda Callahan said...

This has wonderful colors and that background is super! I have a dish on my desk full of all those "almosts" as in almost made it on the card!

Robyn said...

I really love your "guy" card. Perfect for this sketch....Its gone into my pinterest saves...thankyou!

Lisa Elton said...

Terrific card Kim, love the woodgrain background!

Jen Brum said...

This is such a great masculine card Kim! I love the colours and that fun background! Totally agree that the creative process is one wild ride! Sometimes I think I'm crazy!!!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

The card making journey is crazy at times, for sure! But you've got a winner here. That distressed woodgrain background definitly has a masculine vibe. And the "happy" die cuts are fantastic in these colors!

Allisa said...

Great card, love your take on the sketch!

Karren said...

Everything just work perfectly on this card! Such a great die and the background paper is gorgeous!

Jen Timko said...

Those colored wood grains are really fun! Love the colors on this one too!