Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches: Amazing and Fantastic

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!

 7.28.21 FMS

When I saw this die in my stash - I knew the sketch and die would be just right! And I definitely need some cards in my stash for my sons in college. This is probably destined for my youngest son.  He's been home this summer and it's the first time he's been around since he turned 21. We've thoroughly enjoyed visiting various breweries and Colorado is definitely big on breweries so we've done a lot of "visiting"!!

I'm using two rectangle dies from Stampin' Up's Rectangle Stitched Framelits but I had to do "surgery" on both of them. The narrow one is stretched - I cut half, moved the die (making sure the stitching lined up), then cut from the other side.  The wider one is a single cut but then I moved the die and cut it about 2/3 of the way to get the two pieces. 

7.28.21 FMS flat

I'm wishing I would have shaded the edges of the bottle and the mug to give them both a rounded look.  I'm afraid I'm guilty of keeping cards to my sons fairly simple - they are much more interested in the gift card I might have tucked inside.  That's not entirely fair, because I know my oldest keeps the most recent card that I've sent over his desk - but they still would not notice details.  

Of course, only I know whether the amazing, fantastic, extraordinary and wonderful thing is my son - or is it a good beer???

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


Stamps: Avery Elle Framed Fonts (retired)

Dies: Paper Rose Beer Bottle 1

Paper: Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Pacific Point (plus older dsp)


  1. How FUN is this card? I am now going to have to peruse those dies and I DON'T NEED ANYTHING!! I love the deep blues and the masculine feel of this card.

  2. Another of those perfect son cards! Terrific colors too!

  3. Fabulous masculine design, Kim! Love that the die cuts fit so perfectly in the panels.

  4. What a fun card. It has a lot of fun details that I'm sure your son will notice.

  5. This is such a fun card! And just perfect for a young man!

  6. And this is an absolutely amazing, fantastic, happy and fun card!

  7. Perfect card, Kim. I struggle with stretching my stitched dies...I can't seem to match up the stitches very well, but you know the secret! I hope your son liked it or the beer...


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