Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches: HB2U

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

I needed a masculine birthday card which can be hard anyway, but this is for a new co-worker whom I know nothing about.  I prefer knowing something...anything...about the recipient of my cards so I can tailor it for them.  For instance, there's one lady at work who is all about purple.  Another lady is a ballroom dancer and a motorcycle rider!!  One guy is a bicyclist - actually was a serious into racing in his past. I also work with a mermaid fanatic!!  I have ideas and stamps for all of those!!

For this gentlemen, I started with a total copy of the sketch - a star, a circle, etc.  But I could not find the right sentiment in my stash. As I was browsing, I saw this birthday balloon with a simple "HB2U".  That seemed simple, yet fun!


I wanted some contrast so instead of a circle background, I switched to a square.  I found some scraps of paper in my stash that seemed masculine - yet still colorful.  Wooden stars seemed like a nice accent.  It's basic - but it should work!!

I hope to see you playing along this week!!



  1. I think this is perfect for your co-worker. You can never go wrong with balloons for a birthday, especially one as cute as this. I love the colors and wood stars too.

  2. Wonderful graphic design for your coworker! Now I await the mermaid card....😊

  3. If I were that new coworker, I'd love this! What a great card, and I know that he will too. It's got lots of elements and patterns, but they don't detract from the CAS design. This is just fabulous!!! Great colors, too! Bev

  4. Great card for a man. Who doesn't love a good birthday balloon! I'm sure your co-worker will love this!

  5. I think this is a great card for the mysterious man! Love that balloon and the little stars! I'm sure he'll love it!

  6. Terrific guy card, I like the colors!

  7. This is a fabulous card for an unknown quantity :) It will appeal to anyone and has such a great mix of colors and patterns.

  8. This is such a cool card! I love that you made a man card - it's perfect!


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