Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #304

Hello Everyone!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're all having a great start to your week and you had a fabulous Labour Day!  We had a great week of vacation last week doing a road trip around Pennsylvania!  It sure was a fun time! The kids are back in school and both boys are happy with their teachers.  They each have repeat teachers so we know pretty much what to expect this year!  Yay!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Narelle Farrugia is our amazing hostess this week.  Narelle's cards always wow me.  Her fussy cutting and those beautiful layers and flowers.  They're so pretty!  Head over to her blog and check them out!
Unfortunately when I looked at this sketch I TOTALLY missed the giant "sentiment" on there.  I had every intention of putting my sentiment beside my little wise men but it didn't fit so I just figured throwing it underneath would be okay.  So not okay.  I'm hoping those girls don't kick me off the team!

I do love the wise men and thought they needed to be embossed in gold.  Then the tree needed to be embossed and the sentiment and the star!  Needless to say, there was a lot of embossing going on!  Let's also say that this card will not be mass produced!!!

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold
Stamps: Wise Men From Afar
Ink: Versamark
Other: Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team has come up with!  You will definitely be inspired!

Have a fabulous day!



  1. This is such a gorgeous card, Jen! I love that you embossed everything in's so striking against the black! So elegant and definitely a special Christmas card! By the way, I'm sure your teamies are going to love it, too ♥

  2. I'm sorry...I meant to ask - Who makes this stamp set?

  3. Wowza - this is gorgeous! The gold embossing is fabulous!

  4. This is just stunning in black and gold. Very well done.

  5. All of that embossing makes for one gorgeous card! I love the dramatic look the gold, black and white create.

  6. Beautiful, beautiful card, Jen! So striking and the sentiment is perfect where it is!

  7. Gorgeous. Love the black and gold.

  8. You are totally making me want to buy this stamp set and CAS this card over and over again. This is absolutely stunning!

  9. Gold and black never looked so good! Your embossing looks faultless too - you must have a great de-static device. Simply wonderful!

  10. Your card is totally stunning and that sentiment is totally fine! Your gold and black Christmas card has such a classy feel!

  11. This card is STUNNING. One of the prettiest I've ever seen in fact. I am in awe of your embossing skills.

  12. Love the gold embossing. Looks awesome. You really got it nice and clean with the small font.