Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches: Joy

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

Cécile is a fabulously talented and creative cardmaker.  She uses our basic sketches to create utterly unique cards with special touches that I would never, ever think of - and they are always wonderful!  My card today is not remotely in the category of Cécile's creativity, but I did challenge myself to jump out of my box.  For me, that was simply using a mix of colors and patterns.


I like the crisp and clean white space on this card along with the mass of bright colors and patterns.  I'm glad I jumped a bit out of my box!!!  The tree comes from my stash of unused Christmas stuff and, sadly, this set is SO old that it's already retired (although the dies are still available).

I hope to see you playing along with our sketch.  I love seeing all of the fun and creative uses of our sketches - I'm inspired every week!


Stamps: Papertrey Ink (PTI) Merry & Bright Additions
Dies: PTI Merry & Bright dies
Cardstock: PTI Berry Sorbet, Bright Buttercup, Black
Ink: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Versamark
Other: White embossing powder, miscellaneous washi tape and sequins


  1. I love these bright, festive colors and patterns! A fun non-traditional Christmas card.

  2. Once again I have saved your card for this week to my pinterest files. ...thank you so much for all the inspiration!

  3. This has a fun modern look to it! Terrific card Kim!

  4. Wow! Love the funky colours! Hugs xx

  5. This is so whimsical and fun!! Love the sweet colors! Cindy Lou Who would love it too! Adorable!

  6. This is such a happy card Kim! I love that bright tree and that those fun designs! So pretty for Christmas!

  7. What a great idea to use multiple patterns for the diagonal element! This looks wonderful and that tree is so cheerful!

  8. I love it when non-traditional colors come together to create a fabulous Christmas card. This is fun, festive, and fabulous!

  9. I am completely and totally in love with these colors! So unexpected and yet perfect! Such a fun card.


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