Thursday, 25 February 2016

Congrats Mr 18 FMS225

This sketch from Jen Mitchell on the design team at Freshly Made Sketches was just the inspiration I needed to pull together a card for a young man turning 18. This clean sketch is perfect to make the DSP a focal point, and still allow the oh-so-important numbers to hold their own as well.

Go Wild Designer Paper Stack has some great masculine papers, in addition to the animal prints you might expect. I'm not a fan of animal prints but the other graphic designs more than compensate, especially when you can use a good-sized piece like this.

I've shared before that I like to cut several numerals and stack them up using Tombow to adhere them. It raises the numbers up enough to give a little more texture.

Because this is for a young man, I've kept the sentiment short and snappy. This one arrived in my Stampin' Up!® delivery this morning, included in the newest SALE-A-Bration stamp set, Party Pants. For the colours, it was easiest to take my cue from the DSP, so it's Sahara Sand and Basic Black.
Are you going to make a card using this sketch? I think you should, and share it at Freshly Made Sketches too.

Cheers, Rachel


  1. Clean and fabulous! Love that background paper. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  2. So clean and crisp and masculine! Lovely!

  3. Oh how sweet! Love your patterned paper : ) you can't go wrong with this color combo.


  4. Perfect card for an 18 year-old guy. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!


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