Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #248

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're enjoying your week!  I know some of our American readers have kids heading back to school next week!  We are still in summer vacation mode and are enjoying a week long visit at my mom and dad's.  The boys are in Grannie and Papa Heaven!  Hockey, baseball, soccer, basketball oh and don't forget Monopoly!  They are getting their fill of attention and games!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess this week is the incredibly talented Linda Callahan.  Linda makes amazing cards!  She also has a great sense of humour and her blog posts pretty much always make me laugh!

Okay, so I saw the feathers on Linda's sketch and knew I needed to use my Lil Inkers Fancy Feathers set.  I decided to use some white embossing powder on vellum (after a few tries of other colours on other paper didn't work!).  I love black, white and red so I decided that would be my colour combination.  At first I didn't have an embossed background but the card needed something so I used the Softy Falling embossing folder to give the background some texture.

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Vellum
Stamps: Fancy Feathers (Lil Inkers), LJD Pretty Poppies (MFT - sentiment)
Ink: Stazon, Versamark
Other: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, Fancy Feathers Dies, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and take a peek at the beautiful cards the Design Team has created!

Have a fabulous day!



  1. Oh those embossed feathers on vellum are gorgeous against the black background! Very chic! Glad your boys are having fun.....nothing like being at Grandma's house!

  2. Beautiful! Dramatic and delicate at the same time! Glad you're enjoying your summer, Jen.

  3. I love the white embossing on vellum! And I love that sentiment. Sounds like your boys are having a great time! I always enjoyed spending weeks of the summer with my grandparents!

  4. I do love an embossed feather on vellum. And the way you use that embossing folder upside down is genius! I bought it because I saw it here once before but it never looks quite as good when I use it! You've got quite a magical way with it!

  5. LOVE! These embossed feathers are the perfect match for the sketch and look wonderful against the black textured background!

  6. I love these feathers so much I thought about using them too but once I saw your card I realized you had already perfected the idea! Wonderful!

  7. This is so pretty! The feathers on the vellum are perfect and I love the color scheme!