Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #88

This is probably going to be a shorter post...I kinda forgot it was Tuesday night and I needed to get this post up!  Seems I'm mixing up my days and it's only the beginning of the week!  I wonder what I'll be like by Friday!  It was rainy here today and it seems to have left me a little foggy!

Today we have a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week's sketch is brought to us by Jen Mitchell!  I love Jen's cards....she is incredibly talented!

I love the Pleasant Poppies stamp!  It makes me happy and think of the Remembrance Day cards my mom makes which in turn makes me think of my Grandpa.

I love red and black together...don't know what it is.  I have a new thing for red!  I just bought a new red chair for my family room!  I love it!  I had to make my own ruffled ribbon for this card.  I wanted to do it a bit differently but that's not what happened!  I used the 3/8" taffeta ribbon in real red.  How I love taffeta ribbon!  The poppies are hand cut because I tried colouring them again but sadly failed miserably again. slow of a learner can I be?!  I hand cut the stems as well because I only wanted some of the poppies!  Yes, I could have masked them but I do like cutting!

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red
DSP: Neutrals DSP Paper Stack
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Petite Pairs
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!  Please hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches Blog to see the other beautiful cards the Design Team has created for you!

Have a fabulous day!



  1. Your card is gorgeous. I love that stamp too. Great job at making your own ruffled ribbon which looks wonderful.

  2. Yowza....hand cut stems??!!! Oh my! I would like to see this coloring of yours because I suspect it is really lovely. Hmmm.... In any case, this is gorgeous and I love these colors!

  3. I love red and black......and I love the hand cut poppies! I don't color either! This is beautiful!

  4. Gorgeous! The poppies are stunning in all their red glory and I the ruffled ribbon is a nice touch!

  5. Love the red white and black! Sophisticated and cheery. Great card!

  6. Thanks for your sweet comment on my card and my gosh you make those poppies look like they are real. Beautiful card Jen.

  7. Beautiful Jen! I love red and black together and those red poppies are fabulous! And what a great job with all the cutting!

  8. Stunning!!! What a beautiful colour combination and those poppies are such a standout!

  9. Oh my gosh, Jen! This card is exquisite! Those hand cut flowers and stems really make such a huge difference. I love your handmade ruffled ribbon and the rhinestones are perfect, too. Really, really fabulous card!

  10. Fantastic card, Jen! You and your new BFF red are perfect together. ;) LOVE the poppies! I haven't bought them because I can't color, but stamping them on card stock and cutting them out look pretty darn good to me.