Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #381

Lee Ann Barrett is hosting the challenge this week and giving us her first sketch as a member of the Clean Team! Just look at all the lovely space we have to play with!

I really thought I'd cleverly come up with a way to put the right number of candles on this milestone birthday card for my dad, but when I showed it to my husband, he just didn't get it.

A black panel is trimmed, with an embossing folder adding interest to the the larger piece and an older MFT Spotlight Sentiments stamp heat embossed on the narrow piece. A narrow strip of red cardstock separates the two pieces as they are adhered to the card base. 

The five Elizabeth Crafts candles are layered on the embossed panel. I hope the "5 x 18" candles made sense to you and I'm pretty confident my about-to-turn-90-years-old dad will enjoy it. We've been threatening to put the correct number of candles on his cake for years but always end up with a mathematical representation instead. Concord & 9th Double Cut Alphabet and Number dies were used to make this year's equation.

The Clean Team has terrific cards to inspire you - I hope you get a chance to play along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. What a fun card! I love the personalization with the math problem. Happy Birthday to your dad!

  2. I get it! Such a fun card for an amazing milestone! At that age he is a national treasure!

  3. Congrats with your Dad! Great card !!!

  4. That is so fun and a super math birthday design. I would never have thought of that and it is an easy way to get the 90 candles on the card. Great sketch and your card is perfect using it.

  5. Hello Jacquie: I spotted your fabulous card at the Freshly Made Sketches blog and I want to say that I immediately got the numbers on the candles, how super clever to do this to wish your dad a Happy 90th. Birthday.
    Love your interpretation of the FMS sketch, it's fun and classy.
    I was wondering if you could possibly tell me where did you get those fabulous dies you used to cut the numbers and the letter X, I think they are just the perfect size for adding an awesome die cut, written message to cards.
    Thank you for sharing your awesome card and a Happy Birthday to your dad.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  6. Brilliant clean and punchy card! Brilliant idea for the x18 too! I like your colour scheme too.

  7. Oh wow! This card is just amazing! I love the black and white with the pop of red! The sentiment along the edge is fabulous! I love how you got your 90 candles to fit!! Your dad is going to love this card!

  8. What a fun and creative take on the sketch challenge! I love this card!

  9. Such a clever card and the black, red and white are so striking!


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