It’s time for another wonderful sketch for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, and this week our host is Jen Mitchell. Jen is such a talented card maker and an exceptional sketch designer. I have to say that I LOVE Jen’s sketch; it’s really easy to work with and I had so many ideas for it, but I really wanted to use the Festival of Trees stamp set for one of the components of the sketch. The rest of the card just kind of grew around the tree.The large rectangular piece was perfect for the “christmas cheer’ sentiment from the Cheerful Christmas stamp set. I colored it with Garden Green and Real Red Stampin’ Write markers so I could eliminate the swirls and the items where the tree would go.
Speaking of the tree, I didn’t start out with the idea of adding the colored pearls, but they make wonderful 3-D ornaments! They were colored with Sharpie Markers and some were just left white. This is very similar to the colors that I use on my Christmas tree. The Silver Glitter Glue makes a wonderful looking tinsel, too!
This card was so quick and easy, especially since the tree has a coordinating punch. I hope you like this one, and that you’ll give it a try!
Please stop over at Freshly Made Sketches to see the truly inspirational cards made for you by the ‘Clean Team’. We would love to have you play along with us this week, and Jen’s sketch is perfect to get you going. Also, be sure to stop by throughout the week; the talent in the gallery is always awesome, too! You all make it VERY difficult to pick winners.
Thanks for stopping by today!