Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches: How Old?

Happy New Year!!  Welcome 2019!

It's a great way to start the year for two reasons.  Did you see the announcement at Freshly Made Sketches about the new design team members - they are amazing!!  And after taking the holidays off, it's time for a new sketch. Today we have a sketch by Amy


My youngest son turned 19 right after Christmas, my other son turns 23 in two days.  So I have had a definite need for masculine birthday cards.

FMS How Old

I hadn't used the background die before and decided it was close enough to the rectangle on the sketch.  I put the sentiment strip on top of the circle. But other than those things, I stuck quite close to the sketch.  To be totally annoying, I added three little sequins.  All of my guys have a long tradition of walking by my craft table and saying "too much bling" even though you all know I'm not at all heavy on the bling!  So out of spite - I plopped on some bling.  This card was for the son's birthday last weekend so I can report that either he didn't notice, or he grew up overnight and decided to be polite.  I'm betting on the first!

SUPPLY LIST
Stamps: Reverse Confetti Fancy Word Coordinates (without the Fancy Word!!)
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Stacked Diamonds, Taylored Expressions Birthday Treat Toppers, Tag Stacklets 3, Double-Ended Flag Stacklets (I cut the yellow one in half to extend it behind the tag)
Cardstock: Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster, Pineapple
Patterned Paper: My Favorite Things Painted Prints Smitten

12 comments:

  1. Cute card. Great idea to use the treat topper die on a card, it makes a nice focal point.

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  2. I love how you used the diamond background die with the sketch, and I love how you added the sequins! I think your son has come around, and now appreciates the beauty they add to a card. :)

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  3. yup, amazing card for sure! I too love the diamond background. So classy!

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  4. That is one wowza diecut! Love how it looks! Great card.....and a little bling never ever hurts!

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  5. What a great birthday card. And I'm sure your son loved those sequins!

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  6. Love that diamond die as you rectangle panel! This is a perfect masculine card...even with that touch of bling!!

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  7. I love your background die, Kim! Fabulous masculine card. Happy Birthday to your boys! (Bling is awesome.)

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  8. Love this card (yes...a little bling is all good!).

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  9. The greeting on your card made me chuckle!

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  10. This is such a great masculine card! I just love that diamond die cut and that slice of cake! I'm sure your son loved his card bling and all!!!

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  11. I never seem to have enough masculine cards & this one is great, Kim! I love the stacked diamonds on the stripes!

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  12. Love this card! The diamonds in the background are fabulous and good on you for sneaking in some bling :)

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