Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #418

Happy Wednesday and welcome to the MIDDLE of January!  Can someone please explain to me how that happened?  Wasn't it just Christmas?!  We've had amazing "winter" weather so far and I'm totally pumped that true winter may only feel like two months instead of 6!  Hopefully it doesn't last much longer than that!!!  I apologize for no card last week.  I totally spaced on that one.  I made my card all excited and went to post it and realized my card didn't look like everyone else's.  I had used the wrong sketch.  Needless too say, I was good and ready for this week!!!

We have a great sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  Our hostess is the amazing Jacquie Southas!  Jacquie's cards are always amazing!  Head over to her blog to check them out!

So I knew I wanted to use the new SU honey bee stamp for this card.  I just love it!  Plus the DSP from the Sale-a-bration catalogue is fantastic!  I just love bees!!

I must say I struggled making this card.  I couldn't get it to be the way I wanted it or the way I thought it would look and it definitely looks better in person than it photographed.

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil
DSP: Golden Honey Specialty DSP
Stamps: Honey Bee
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black
Other: Detailed Bees Dies, Gold Embossing Powder, Subtle Texture Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Banner Dies

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

Have an amazing day!



  1. This is so adorable. I love the dark color with the gold constrast. That set is on my list!

  2. I have no idea how we made it to the middle of January! It's crazy! I love your beautiful bee card. The colors are great and it's got great texture!

  3. These colors are just wonderful together with the bee theme!

  4. wonderful card! love the black and gold color scheme! thanks so much for the lovely comment!

  5. Love that this hive echoes the lines of the curved panel! Terrific card, Jen!

  6. Adorable card, I love the theme and the black and gold are stunning together.

  7. What a classy take on the sketch, Jen! I love the black and gold color scheme!