Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #401

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  We "celebrated" the first day of school yesterday!  It was a good day for the boys!  They both are happy with their classes and I'm sure they will have good years!  The summer flew by and I can't believe we're already into September!

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in last week's 400th Sketch Challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!  There were so many beautiful cards!

We have a great new sketch this week!  Our hostess is the amazingly creative Cecile Ribon!  Cecile's cards are always gorgeous and I'm jealous of her collections of dies!!

I bought a really fun paper pack from Michael's last week when I was at my mom's.  I've been creating some Gratitude journals with this paper and I have some scraps that I decided would be perfect for this fall card!  As much as I hate that summer is over, I love fall and fall colours!

I love the Layering Leaves dies from Concord & 9th so I used those and the fun fall sentiment, threw on some sequins and called it a day!  Actually, to be quite honest, the leaves which are now copper foil were originally orange and green but they didn't look quite right so after a day of staring at the card, I changed them to copper and feel better about the end result!

Cardstock: Kraft, Mango Medley, Whisper White, Basic Black, Copper Foil
Patterned Paper: Pumpkin Spice Paper Pack (Michael's)
Stamps: Give Thanks (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Other: Layering Leaves Dies (Condord & 9th), Circle Dies, Sequins (Taylored Expressions), Dimensionals

Thanks again for stopping by!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team has created!  They're just beautiful!

Have an amazing day!



  1. The copper leaves look amazing! I love them! They work perfectly with the paper.

  2. Pretty paper - perfect for fall! And I love the gold stems!

  3. Sometimes staring at a card after it is done is when I'm most creative. LOL! The copper was a great choice! The whole card is gorgeous!

  4. What a gorgeous card. I LOVE the colors you used on this!

  5. Love the extra dimension the copper gives to this card!

  6. I love the copper foil! Looks gorgeous! Isn't it interesting how stepping away from a project for a day or so can give us a new perspective? I really need to rely on that more often, lol! Your card is a winner!

  7. Wow, Jen, this is such a classy design! The copper foil leaves look terrific and add so much elegance.