Holiday Foursome

April 25, 2010 at 12:23 pm 8 comments

I had a few stamping pals over yesterday for a playday. We made a few cards, had some treats and caught up on all kinds of stuff. What a fun time! We’ve decided to do this every 6 weeks. Two of us live in the same town about an hour away from the other two. They packed up a box of stuff they wanted to use and I had a “few” supplies out too. My good friend, Laurel, was in awe of my “punch drawer”. I do have a few punches! I decided to print off a few sketch challenges from a few blogs to use as a little inspiration. This helped me catch up on a few that I missed along the way. I’m going to load them all up in one post, so prepare for a long one!

The first sketch is from Amy Rysavy’s Prairie Paper and Ink (AMYRS79) seen here: . All four cards used the same stamp set from Flourishes, which I just received last week. It is called “All that Glitters”. I’m not sure why I wanted to get a Christmas stamp set now, but I guess I figured I will have more cards to make this year to give to family members, so I might as well get started! I’ve loved all of the cards that I have seen in various galleries, so I wanted to give it a shot too. I really liked the simplicity of this sketch. I bought a huge package of Christmas patterned paper, so I plan to use as much up of it as I can this year. Here are the details of my card, which will be the same for all four: image was stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black ink. I used the following copics to colour the image(s) – YG11, YG13, YG17, YG67, R24, R27, R29, R59 and BG000 (outlined the images). I used my nesties to cut out the oval shapes and I coloured the half pearls with a red copic marker. I popped the image up with dimensionals and added the sentiment on the bottom right (SU sentiment). I added stickles to the ornament on the left side – I don’t think it shows up very well in the photo (on the left side).

For my second card, I used the sketch from Verve’s Beach Party 2010 Week 4 challenge (VSAPRBP4). Unfortunately, I didn’t find these challenges until it was too late, so I didn’t have enough time to make other cards for the weekly sketches. I might make a few other cards using these sketches anyway, since I love using sketches brilliant individual’s create! I don’t have an ounce of creativity in my body, so these sketches really make stamping worthwhile for me. I used the same supplies as in my card above, but I forgot to mention I used Papertrey White CS for my card base and used Certainly Celery, Garden Green and Real Red for my accent colours. I added some Real Red 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon and some Papertrey Ink green buttons to this card. I used some green embroidery floss to tie a ribbon the on button as well. The sentiment is from SU’s “All Holidays” set that was stamped in VersaMark and embossed with white EP.

My third card employs a sketch from Our Creative Corner (OCCSC12). For this card, I used a different ornament – this one looks so much like an old fashioned ornament my Baba gave me a long time ago. Her’s was a soft pink colour with glitter on it. I broke it a few years ago, but I’ll always remember it. I feel as though I should have added something to the Certainly Celery panel, but I wanted the ornament to be the focus. Sometimes, I find I just get carried away. I really do like my cards to be simple rather than ornate. The red satin bow is courtesy of Linda, who gave us a little tutorial on how to make good bows. I added the tree branches to the side of the image using Distress ink that I stamped twice. I’m not sure that I should have used brown, but since my ornament was green, I needed to use a different colour.

On to the last card – I made this one this morning. I think it is my favourite of the four. I obtained the sketch from Stampin’ Royalty – Sketch Challenge 16 (SR#16). This also satisfies the Creative Belli Blog challenge this week to use die cuts. I decided to break out my Top Note die from SU, since this was the shape on the sketch challenge image. I haven’t used it in ages. I used 3 ornaments on this card from the “All that Glitters” Flourishes set. I layered the main white panel with a Real Red panel. I used the same copic markers as noted in the first card entry. I had this ribbon in my scrap ribbon bag for about 5 years. My sister bought it to use on some scrapbooking pages she made when we first got into this craft and made scrapbooks for our Dad of her kids as a Christmas present. There was a little left (I try to salvage what I can) and it worked out perfectly – I cut it on either side of the sentiment repeating itself. Gotta love it when that happens! I added three buttons (green from Papertrey Ink. and red from my own stash). I added stickles to the ornaments (red and green). I love how vibrant this is.

I’m goine to make one more card, then duplicate them all to use as a set to give my Aunt (she’ll remember that I promised to make her 20 Christmas cards). Her birthday is coming up, so maybe these will double as her birthday gift. Thanks for bearing with me and having a look. Hope you all have a wonderful day!


Entry filed under: Big Shot, Cards, Copic Markers, Creative Belli Challenge, Cuttlebug, Distress Inks, Flourishes, Nesties, Our Creative Corner Color Challenge, Paper Trey, Prairie Paper and Ink Sketch Challenge, Uncategorized, Verve.

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  • 1. Cindy Coutts  |  April 25, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I just happened upon these cards right after you uploaded them to the SCS Gallery and then found your blog — and I’m so glad that I did! Your work is wonderful and so inspirational! Thank you for sharing your lovely projects!

  • 2. Sarah  |  April 25, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    These are wonderful! Thanks for joining us for the OCC Sketch challenge this week!

  • 3. Joy Hadden  |  April 25, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Great idea to get a head start on your Christmas cards! All of them are lovely! Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

  • 4. Shanda Stirk  |  April 25, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    All your Christmas cards are lovely – great designs and colors. The glitter is lovely! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin’ Royalty.

  • 5. Sarah N.  |  April 26, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Very pretty! Great idea to get started ahead on Christmas! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin’ Royalty!

  • 6. Sabriena Satchwell  |  April 26, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Super cute cards! I love the stamp sets you used. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Stampin’ Royalty. 🙂

  • 7. Jennifer Stricker  |  April 27, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Super pretty. Great inspiration. I too have that set form Flourishes. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing with OCC, hope you join us again.

  • 8. sandra farrell  |  April 27, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Great card! I love what you did with the sketch. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin’ Royalty.


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