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

4 comments:

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

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  2. So clean and crisp and masculine! Lovely!

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

    Patti

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

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel