Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches: A Simple Thanks

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


I had a lot of false starts while coming up with something for this sketch.  I ended up using some exciting new-to-me products and not quite following the sketch for sentiment placement. (Sorry!  I'm usually a fairly strict follower of sketches, but I really wanted to use these dies!)

FMS Thanks

Life has calmed down a lot lately.  We are in our new house.  There are still bits and pieces to finish up, but it's good - and the old house is no longer ours as of this coming Friday.  My youngest son has graduated from high school and then made the big decision to defer college for a year - that's actually good too.  So I get to think about making cards again and the first thing I did was a big shopping binge.  I did a great job of cleaning out my wishlist although some of it dated back years.  That's why I say "new-to-me" as I definitely can't claim that I'm on top of things, but I have some fun new stash to invigorate me and it's done the trick.  These dies are from Frantic Stamper.  I also did three cards earlier this week from that particularly shopping binge and I have a few more dies to play with.  Then I can move on to my binge from Neat & Tangled and from Altenew - all before I get my Stampin' Up order!!  I am having a blast!!

I hope you have a blast too while you are playing along with our sketch!!!

SUPPLY LIST
Dies: Frantic Stamper Modern Thanks, Reverse-Cut Leaves
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green plus I used a scrap of black/white to back it with
Sequins: Webster's Pages Party Time


11 comments:

cm said...

Crushing over your fabulous Thanks card, Kim! The word die...very cool! Great to hear that a new stash + new craft room is rejuvenating your crafting spirit. Excited to see what you make with all your new goodies...
~c

Linda Callahan said...

This is fan-tabulous! Love how you used the diecuts on your design! Good job on your shopping spree!

Karren said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love the pops of color behind the die-cuts and what a clever take on the sketch!

Jean said...

Great supplies - I love how you've used them! Looking forward to more cards with your recent purchases!

Jen W. said...

I LOVE your take on the sketch, Kim! You can still see the design but it's not rigid. All those dies are gorgeous and the patterned paper peeking out from behind is perfect.

Jen Brum said...

This is such a great card Kim! I love those die cut leaves and that fun sentiment! The sequins are perfect too! So glad you're in the new house! Hope the cats are settling in!

Amy O said...

These dies were perfect for this sketch! And I love the fresh color combo. Can't wait to see what else you create with your new stuff. Enjoy!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I'm so happy to hear that life is slowing down a bit and you can have some fun in your new crafty space! I think this card is so eye-catching. That bit of patterned paper peeking out from behind your main layer is so interesting I keep leaning in to my computer screen to get a better look! And those dies! I love them - they are perfect for the sketch!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow! I couldn't ever make a one layered card look this fabulous and elegant!

Lisa Elton said...

I like what the thin black border does for this! Pretty card Kim!

Cécile RIBON said...

What a clever take on the sketch, Kim! The use of the cut-out leaves is a brilliant idea! You've been totally right to keep your die-cut sentiment, it adds a fabulous effect.