It’s sketch day over at Freshly Made Sketches, and the CAS-talented Jen Brum has a fun sketch for us:
I knew right away that I wanted to use the fun images in the Starburst Sayings stamp set. I thought the coordinating Starburst dies would be perfect for the little circles in the sketch.
It seems like whenever I start out with the intention of making a masculine card, I always end up adding some little embellishments that make me feel like I’ve gone a little astray. On this one, I selected some colors that I thought would make a good manly card. And I thought the stamps were okay for a guy card. But then I just had to add some pearls to the centers — I mean, they just needed them! And then the ribbon — not very manly, but the sketch required it. So I compromised, and just tied a knot instead of my usual bow.
You really should check out what the rest of the design team did with the sketch at the Freshly Made Sketches site. I’m always so impressed with everything they make, but this week I am really in awe — such a great variety, and creativity that is just amazing. I hope you’ll play along with us as we love to see your work too.
Enjoy your Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Starburst Sayings, Express Yourself (hostess)
Ink: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Midnight Muse
Paper: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Retro Fresh dsp
Embellishments: Starburst Framelits, Midnight Muse 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon
11 thoughts on “A Starburst Celebration — FMS123”
Fantastic card! I just ordered the starburst set. Love the color combo you used.
It still works for manly because it is awesome!! And you really did need the pearls, after all. Perfect stamp set for the sketch!
The starbursts are adorable in the mini size! And a guy probably won’t even notice the pearls 😉 Really cute card!
Pearls or no, I think this definitely qualifies as a manly card! I love the starbursts. They remind me of little candies!
Amy, this card is so beautiful! I love those little starbursts. I think I’ve been “enabled” over the edge and need to cave and get this set!!!! I think this is a great masculine card! I love the colours and those starbursts!!!!
I love the colors you’ve used on this gorgeous card, which I think is gender-neutral 🙂 I didn’t give the starburst set a second look, but now seeing them used on your card is making me think twice.
I think it still makes a wonderful male card!! The colors are awesome…and i love the starbursts!!!
This starburst set works perfectly with Cindy’s sketch amy – loving the colours and didn’t notice the pearls until you said they were there.
Those pretty starbursts really pop off your card!
Love the starbursts and your color choices! Perfect stamps for this sketch!
I love your starbursts and the colors you chose for this ultra-happy card! I loved scrolling through your more recent projects, too! You are definitely rockin’ those sequins and pearls. I love the way you use them.