Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches: Give Thanks

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Linda and here’s what I did with it!

10.14 FMS

This card relied entirely on the die.  I've been doing that more and more often lately.  It's surprising when I look back how often there's no stamping (other than a sentiment) on my cards!  But there are such GORGEOUS dies available - I cannot resist!

Colors can be hard for me.  I often rely on color challenges or on pulling colors out of a piece of patterned paper.  Then if I stumble on a color combo I love, I use it A LOT.  My last post said that I was making an effort to get out of my color rut.   This card is another giant leap.  I love the rich look of the Cajun but I had to figure out what to put behind it.  I had all the classic fall colors out to try but it just seemed so heavy.  I put the card aside but this little voice kept saying "seaside spray" (that's the light misty blue).  I think it works.  Not a normal combination for me!! 

I hope to see you playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.


Stamps: Taylored Expressions Mini Strips - Harvest (without the mini strip die)

Dies: Altenew Hanging Garden Die

Paper: Stampin' Up Cajun Craze, Seaside Spray, Bumblee, scrap of gingham

Other: Stampin' Up Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder, Studio Katia Bluebell Pearls


  1. I love the color combo! The blue adds a fresh touch. Such a pretty card, Kim!

  2. The way you have placed your colors is wonderful. That B/W check really adds a punch to those beautiful colors. And who doesn't love dies?? Such a pretty autumn card, Kim!

  3. You do amazing things with diecuts! I love to see them on your cards! This white one is beautiful with your fall colors - and that perfect shade of blue! Very pretty card!

  4. Isn't it fun how we are always challenging ourselves to come up with new ways to craft? I loved hearing your process and the result is amazing! YES! to Seaside Spray, your card is beautiful!

  5. This is gorgeous!! I LOVE your use of the pattern paper behind that main image. STUNNING design!

  6. Wonderful layers and I love the skinny sentiment banner!

  7. Oh this is such a gorgeous card Kim! I just love that diecut and the mix of patterned paper! Love that sentiment too! Such a pretty fall card!

  8. Nice card. I like the various patterns of paper you used and the die is awesome.

  9. Wow, that die is stunning and really pops against the background! And I really love the patterns to the sides - so striking!


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