Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches: Wise Men in Three Styles

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

You might notice that I didn't get the sketch quite right.  When I see our sketches in advance, they bounce in my mind for awhile until I get a chance to make a card.  I remembered that there was a big banner.  I did not remember the sentiment strip across the top.  By the time I was making the card, I had decided to use the sentiment die - it just made sense on the big banner. To honor the sketch, I added a patterned strip and I hope Judy forgives me.  Of course, I loved her sketch so much with this sentiment, I just kept going!

11.4 FMS Trio

The wintery card at the beginning of this was post uses a patterned paper which is unusual for me.  It's also unusual that I use an outdoor type pattern with a Christian sentiment.  But I thought they were both just lovely so I wanted them to be together.

I started with the idea of the elegant card.  Deep, rich colors and gold seemed very fitting for the sentiment.

11.4 FMS Elegant 2

I do love how this turned out, but I wasn't convinced it was my card for the challenge.   So then I decided to go with stars and a classic pattern.

11.4 FMS Classic 2

I like this one too.  The words are actually in a pearlescent ivory and I like the rustic stars around the edge.  But I'm not a fan of ivories - even in this classic card.  I LOVE fresh white and that's how I came up with the card I showed you at the beginning!!

I hope to see you playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches (and you do not have to make three cards!)


Dies: Simon Says Stamp Wise Men Still Seek Him

Paper: Plaid is Memory Box Christmas Plaid, stars are an old Simple Stories pad - Claus & Co, the winter pattern is also an old Simple Stories - Winter Wonderland


  1. I love these! And I love that big, bold sentiment.

  2. So interesting - I am not an ivory fan either. It just always looks blah to me. I LOVE all your different designs! And I didn't remember my own sketch either -- but that's the fun of it, right? I not an "exact" person when it comes to sketches, as you will see next week with Karren's. Love that sentiment and all the ways to use patterned paper (my favorite thing). With some many pretty papers, why don't more people use it?

  3. These are gorgeous! That first one has some of my FAVORITE papers on it!

  4. I think she'll forgive you, the results are beautiful!!

  5. Oh Kim! These cards are just gorgeous! I love that sentiment so much! The background papers are beautiful! These are definitely some fantastic cards!

  6. Wow I can't pick a favorite! I love all the combos you came up with! Beautiful for the holidays!

  7. Lovely set of cards. Great use of designer paper. TFS

  8. Great set of cards, Kim! Love this big, bold sentiment paired with the designer papers.

  9. Beautiful cards using such gorgeous patterned papers! Love these!


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