Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #230

Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a great week and had a lovely Easter weekend!  We had an extra long Easter weekend.  The kids finally got the "Snow Day" they'd been hoping for.  Of course it was an ice day but they still got an extra day at home!  The first day off this year due to weather and it came late in March.  Go figure!

Today is Wednesday and we have a brand new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  I am blessed enough to be this week's hostess!  I always find coming up with a sketch challenging!  It's hard to find a sketch that will appeal to everyone so sometimes you just come up with something and hope for the best!

I wasn't actually sure what I would want to do with this sketch!  I had a few ideas but of course none of them panned out!  I then saw this sweet banner die from Reverse Confetti and realized I hadn't used it yet and wanted to give it a whirl.  I had a hard time finding a sentiment that would work but found one in the set that came with the Watercolour Wishes kit!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
DSP: Brights DSP Stack
Stamps: Watercolour Wishes (sentiment set)
Ink: Black Stazon
Other: Double Scalloped Garland Confetti Cuts, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Thanks again for stopping by!  I hope you'll take the time to head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see all the amazing cards the Design Team has created for you!

Have a wonderful day!



  1. Absolutely stunning! You always used such striking colour combos and I adore that birthday banner!

  2. Sharp Card! Love the Black, White and Turquoise combo!

  3. I love that die cut banner! Your colors are striking.....wonderful birthday card!

  4. That pop from the blue is simply fabulous! The banner is an awesome touch! Thanks for a great sketch this week!

  5. We're supposed to get some snow this weekend which is nuts! The only good thing about snow in April is that it doesn't last long! Glad to hear the boys got their much-wanted snow day, even if it was really an ice day! I love your take on your own sketch! The banner is pretty fabulous, especially with the rhinestones!

  6. The banner is so lovely with the inlaid blue pieces. And the gems! Really great CAS!

  7. clean, crisp and totally gorgeous!

  8. I love your sketch, Jen, and you can see from the DT and entries how versatile it is! Your card is stunning - the teal, black and white just pop and you've made a stand-out card.

  9. Hi Jen,

    Your card is so pretty and fun! Glad your'e hostess this time - your time to shine. I love the gems in between the banner bits.

  10. I love this card, Jen! The black really helps the turquoise pop among all that gorgeous white. That banner die was perfect!

  11. Super cute card Jen! Love the little banner with the rhinestone detail!