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Freshly Made #69

Hi there

It is a gorgeously cool and sunny day here in Melbourne.  So nice after the recent heat.  Today I have a bold masculine card for you based on this week's Freshly Made #69 sketch from Linda. I was inspired by some of the products I was able to preorder from the new Seasonal Catalogue that commences on 1 February 2013.  Lots of yummy things in there to get you inspired.  This is Linda's sketch.FMS69
The DSP is from a new paper stack called 'Print Poetry', which has a fabulous selection of small prints perfect for card making.  I love that there is so little waste with these new paper stacks.  The spotted paper with Midnight Muse, Marina Mist, Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla caught my eye and I decided to (voluntarily!) make a masculine card.  I have paired it with Midnight Muse embossed with the Chevron folder.  The embossing folder was brayered with Midnight Muse ink first, which gives an extra dimension to the end result.

The centre frame is from the new 'Just Thinking' single stamp.  It has a lovely friendship sentiment in the centre, but not what I wanted for a masculine card, so I have replaced it with one from the 'Word Play' stamp set.  The other new item is the big bold silver metal buttons that I have 'threaded' with narrow strips of cardstock.


For the inside of the card, I have used the 'Up, Up & Away' stamp set as I think it pairs well with the 'wish big' sentiment.



Project Details
Stamps Just Thinking (New), Word Play, Up, Up & Away
Card stock & Papers Summer Starfruit, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla, Print Poetry Paper Stack (New), In Colour Pattern Stack
 Ink Midnight Muse, Marina Mist, Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede
Accessories Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin ribbon, Designer Silver Basics Buttons (New)
Tools     Window Frames Framelits, Chevron Embossing Folder, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Circle Nestabilities, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampamajig, Sponge dauber, Glue dots

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

ETA:   Thank you to Linda C for choosing this card as a Perfect Princess this week.

Princess Badge


Jen Timko

Fantastic card!! Love the colors and those buttons! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!


Love the chevron embossing and the buttons. You did a great job changing around the sentiment on the stamped image.

Jen Mitchell

This is such a great card with it's big sentiment right in the middle. And I almost used those buttons too! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Christine Blain

Very cool! See, you CAN "do" male cards!! Must get me that cute paper stack; it looks fantastic.

Donna Zammit

What a great masculine card. Thanks for sharing your creativeness. Cheers Donna :)

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