Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches: Celebrate Your Special Day

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

Celebrate Your Special Day

Creating sketches can be scary.  Like what if I did a sketch and even I couldn't come up with a card for it that I liked!! So when it's my turn to do a sketch, I often work in reverse. My card is created months ahead of the challenge, then I draw the sketch.  At least then I know that I'll have something to show. The weekend that I needed to do the sketch, I didn't have time to create a new card so I flipped through my own blog and found a card that I particularly liked from a few months ago - and that card became my sketch.  It's the Panda Hugs card from April. Months later, I created today's card and I am only now realizing that it is a total copy of that panda card. I must have a "style'! (Or maybe I am totally stuck in my comfort zone!!!)

Today's card uses a die set from Gina K. I love the details in it. Originally I cut it from black mirrored paper as a silhouette, but when I finally settled on that oversized sentiment (by Papertrey), all of the black just got too heavy. Then I was afraid the white would get lost, so I only adhered a small portion in the center and let it the rest of it curl up for dimension.  Hmmm...I think part of my "style" involves overthinking everything!

Celebrate Your Special Day

I do hope to see you playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  It is amazing to study all the ways that a sketch is handled in everybody else's style!


Stamps: Papertrey Ink Perfect Pairs: Essentials (and dies)

Dies: Gina K Designs Botanical Duo


  1. I love your style AND your sweet card!

  2. Great take on the sketch. Love your card. Enjoy your day!

  3. Oh this is such a pretty card Kim! I love those white diecut flowers! The background stripes are fabulous! So lovely!

  4. Love everything about this design, Kim, especially the striped panel! Thanks for a great sketch this week.

  5. All the elements of this card work so beautifully together! The white flower die cut is so pretty and looks lovely with the striped cardstock.
    Thanks for such a fun and versatile sketch.


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