Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #251

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're enjoying your week!  To my American readers, I hope your kids have made it back to school and are enjoying their new year so far!  My kids don't go back until September 7th which seems like it's really far away but there are only two weeks left and they will fly by!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week courtesy of the lovely Cindy Hall!  I love Cindy's cards!  She is so creative and creates some amazing backgrounds for her cards!  I have background envy!!!
Cindy's sketch stumped me for a bit but I was in a bit of a rush so I had to throw the card together quickly.  Sometimes pressure works for me, other times it doesn't!  I wanted to give the new Star of Night stamp set and dies a try.  They are so lovely and perfect for Christmas!  You'll want to get your hands on these babies!

I used some silver glimmer cardstock and some regular silver cardstock.  Every card needs some glimmer!  I added some Wink of Stella to the stars too.  I mean, can you really have too much glimmer?!  My oval is is a string of silver thread!  I am not good at creating random circles or ovals with thread but it's a learning process right?

Cardstock: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Silver, Night of Navy
Stamps: Star of Night
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Stitched Rectangles, Starlight Thinlits, Wink of Stella, Silver Thread, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have time to head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the beautiful cards the Design Team has created for you!  You will be inspired!

Have a fabulous day!



  1. Wow! Beautiful and striking. I love the way you used thread to create the oval.
    Thank you so much for choosing my card as your fav. over at Freshly Made Sketches.
    It was a thrill to see it up there with all that amazing work.
    Caroline xxx

  2. This is beautiful! I'm loving your use of metallics, they make Christmas cards so pretty and fancy! I could always use more Christmas card ideas that are not just red and green. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. This is gorgeous girl! That star is fabulous! Love navy with silver!

  4. Love the peeks of glitter behind the star diecuts and that lovely string! This new Stampin' Up set was a fabulous choice for this week's sketch challenge!

  5. I love silver and blue for Christmas! And I love the way you've layered this star. Beautiful card, Jen!

  6. Too much glimmer? That statement does not compute:( Snowflakes need glimmer - no question about it. I love how you layered this snowflake - such a fabulous design!

  7. Absolutely stunning!!! Love this so much, Jen!!!

  8. Pressure was definitely your friend on this one, Jen. This card is so gorgeous. The glitter and foil papers paired with the navy make this card so much more stunning and I love the silver thread!

  9. This card is the height of elegance Jen! I would say there's never too much glimmer - keep on using it!

  10. Wow ! Your card is so elegant with this fabulous layered star ! Clever idea to use a thread to represent oval. It makr your card even more delicate and classy !

  11. Wow! This is gorgeous, Jen! So beautiful and elegant. Definitely pressure worked in your favour with this card :)

  12. gorgeous card... love how you used the new stamps and dies!!

  13. This is stunning, Jen! I love the dimension and the sparkle!