Sunday, January 3, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches #217

I cannot believe this is the last day of my vacation and I am back to work tomorrow. I wish my work days went as fast as my vacations days seem to go by. I could use a few more days off but by myself. Am I the only mother who feels this way?

Today I am sharing a card that I created for Freshly Made Sketches #217. The deadline is tomorrow and you would think that I would have uploaded it sooner then today. However, last minute Lucy is better then nothing at all.

I created this card with the "mess on my desk." I did a lot of stamping, die cutting and coloring before the holidays, thinking I would use them to make some projects. I never did. So I decided to use a few things I had on hand to create my card below.


Here is the Freshly Made Sketch #217 that I used to create this card:
I started off by inking the edges of a vanilla/cream card base with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then adhered a die cut piece of Basic Grey patterned paper over it. Next I adhered a die cut mug from My Favorite Things "Hug in a Mug" die-namics set.


I added the sentiment and the marshmallows on the front of the card with foam adhesive. The last step was to use Glossy Accents to give the "hot chocolate" a more realistic look. I think I am going to send this card off with a gift card to Starbucks or Duncan Donuts a little later this month. I am also toying with making a bunch of different "event" cards and giving them as Valentine gifts. I don't have to make a set of cards all matching, do I?

I thank you for stopping by tonight. Have a fantastic night.


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13 comments:

Lynne in NI said...

Mmmm gorgeous card, I quite fancy a cup of hot chocolate now!

I Card Everyone said...

LOve that patterned paper! NO you are not the only one who feels this way ... I just admitted to someone that I will be quite happy to have the place all to myself tomorrow!!! Darling card, Nora!
=]

~amy~ said...

I love this!

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet cozy card for winter! Glad you shared it at FMS!

Kim Heggins said...

Nora...Love your sweet card. Your hot cup of cocoa is so inviting and that fabulous background paper, just perfect!

Shawnna Silvius said...

Love, love, love this super cute card!! I love the colors, the graphics and the sentiment. Who wouldn't want to receive this card in the mail on a cold winter's day??

Karren said...

Fabulous card! Your hot chocolate looks so realistic! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Inkyfingers said...

Love this warm and cozy card Nora - great minds must think alike because I have a similar card that is waiting turn to be blogged at some point!
Happy New Year to you and yours.
Hugs
Carol x

Kim S said...

Such fun paper and such warm colors. I want that mug of chocolate. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Anita in France said...

Your mug of marshmallow strewn hot chocolate is just delicious, Nora ... I could almost pick those marshmallows out from my screen! It's gorgeous against that yummy DP ... and perfect with the fab sentiment! Congratulations on joining the Stamping Smiles DT (I scrolled!) ... looks as thought that's going to be such fun! Hugs, Anita :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card for a dreary day like today! Love that patterned paper you chose!

Jean said...

Perfect winter card! Love these colors!

Becca Cruger said...

Oh my goodness, Nora. This card is dreamy in every sense of the word. Love the patterns you used. Love the sponging to create a vintagey soft effect. It's so cozy!