Nailed It for Freshly Made Sketches


In the midst of preparing for an impending ice storm, which is set to hit here Sunday, I managed to ink up the Nailed It stamp set for the first time. Oh my gosh! This was a bundle I had reservations in purchasing, but now that I have played with it, I LOVE it. The Urban Underground Designer Series Paper and Embellishments are the perfect choices for this set. And I can’t say enough about the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I wish you could see these hexagons in person.  They are amazing! The sketch for today’s card comes from one of my favorite challenges, Freshly Made Sketches.  Enjoy!

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This finished card measures 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ when folded.

Watercolor Pencils rule! I colored the Screwdriver image using the Daffodil Delight and Basic Grey pencils.  To add a little more shading, I added Delightful Dijon ink using a Blender Pen.

The adorable Ruler was created with the Build It framelits and Silver Foil.  You can also get an idea in this picture of the deep impressions made with the Hexagons Dynamic Folder.

Of course, with a Screwdriver image, you just have to have Screws!  Enter the Urban Underground Embellishments.  How cute are these!

In keeping with the theme, I selected the “Sorry I screwed up” sentiment.  But I think I will switch it out later for one of our many “Happy Birthday” sentiments, and use this as a masculine birthday card.

I cut the Label die cut from the Build It framelits out twice: once from Very Vanilla card stock and once from a snippet of Urban Underground Designer Paper.  I cut the designer paper one in half, and adhered it to the back of the sentiment label, just for a little extra oomph!

If it is not already there, I would definitely add the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to your Wish List.  It is a versatile classic.  If you purchase it and the Nailed It Bundle, you would automatically qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration goody! You just can’t beat FREE!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…


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  1. Hi there, do you by chance have the nailed it build it bundled from last years occasion catalog? Any of the urban items?
    Such a cute card!!

  2. What a Great stamp and die set.
    Makes for great masculine card. Love how you used the set in making a lovely card.

  3. Ann…. I can’t even begin to say how much I LOVE this card. I have some older “tool” stamps and I am always looking for ways to make a card using them, because my brother is Carpenter! I have made many over the years, but I have to say… this card is the BEST I’ve ever seen using tools. I LOVE the silver steel ruler! and the honeycomb UNDER the screwdriver just makes it look 3D! You have to know I need to CASE this one friend. Just Fabulous!!! Hugs.

  4. Awesome masculine card. Love the ruler.

  5. Fabulous masculoine card – loving that embossing folder!

  6. Every details is perfect on this! What a fabulous card. Hope the ice storm wasn’t as bad for you as predicted. So glad to see you this week at FMS!

  7. You nailed this = pun intended. Awesome!

  8. I love this card, Ann! That silver ruler is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches again this week!

  9. This is fabulous! Love everything about it! Hope the ice isn’t too bad…..scary stuff!

  10. Chris R. from Iowa

    Yep you nailed the sketch! The ruler measures up to be the best I have seen! I knew you would have to tool around with this set. The embossing folder really adds depth to the card. The screws, nuts, and bolts add to the fun! Love it!

    I hope the ice storm goes easy on our state. We have been lucky so far. Sending lots of slobberly cyber hugs and kisses as well as well wishes for you and Brody for a good outcome.

  11. I’m “nuts & bolts” about this. The steel ruler is divine!

  12. I love that you’ve turned the vertical tab into a ruler. Delightful!

  13. Very special card for any guy that uses tools of any kind….sure make a person want this set, paper and the embossing folder!

  14. Fabulous, would be perfect for my nephew, who does remodeling and another nephew who enjoys home projects as well. That ruler is fantastic! Very realistic tools!

  15. What a great masculine card for the handymen in our lives! Really love the detail in that embossing folder and of course, the embellies are the finishing touch! Be safe with the storm and good luck with Brody Monday. Hugs!

  16. Darling card, Ann. Looks like I’ll have to get this set! Love the look of that new embossing folder. Good luck with the ice storm and getting to the vet’s on Mon. We’ll hold good thoughts!

    Diane Gil

    • Great card just received this yesterday when the grandchildren were here, no playing last night! 🙁
      I really like the ruler, haven’t noticed anywhere it being used like that. The hexagon folder is on my list now, I wasn’t sure I wanted it before seeing your card. Have a great weekend, thanks for sharing!

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