Saturday, October 22, 2011

One Sketch, Two Cards

Hi there! It's time for my take on the Freshly Made Sketches #7 Challenge. First of all, I loved this sketch! I don't know what it was but I was really drawn to it this week. So much so that I ended up making two cards with it!

The first was a Christmas card. For this card I used a crumb cake base, layered with early espresso. Hmm..... that sounds like tiramisu! The retired Christmas Cocoa DSP made another appearance. I just love the shimmer in this paper and the white snowflakes. I stamped Dasher in Versamark and embossed him in gold. After I got done, the card seemed to be missing * something *. So I added the rhinestones on the snowflakes and I think that was it. Was it?

While I was making the Christmas card, I got a text from my daughter that she got an interview to go on Alternative Spring Break this year. She is so excited! So I had to make her a card to share in her enthusiasm.

For this card I started with a Lucky Limeade base and added a whisper white layer that I stamped with the distressed dots background stamp. I then layered on a piece of Cheerful Treat DSP and Melon Mambo cardstock. The flowers were made with the boho blossoms punch and some brights brads.

Two VERY different cards out of the same sketch! I love when that happens! Thanks to the Freshly Made Sketches team for such great inspiration.


  1. Love them both Kristi! I am so happy you liked the sketch. The rhinestones on the flakes is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing along at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. I really love how the sketch can create such completely different looks! Both are wonderful! I love the Dasher card (he really is the greatest!) and the rhinestones are the perfect finishing touch. So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

    Jen Timko

  3. Extra sparkle is always a good thing :) Both cards are lovely!

  4. Wow ... what great cards ... love the two different looks, but my fave would be Dasher - wherever he is, he'll always get my vote ... Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  5. I love both of them. Yes, they are two totally different looks. Congrats for making the sketch look great both ways! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!