Well, I am officially SICK! This bug has really knocked me out and I haven't done much besides sleep the past three days. I'm hoping the worst is behind me and I can get back to normal soon.I did want to take time today to share some exciting news about an upcoming flash sale in honour of World Cardmaking Day coming up this Saturday.
Be sure to check back on the weekend for more information.
Now for a project...this is one that will be on offer at my Holiday Head Start Christmas card buffet this week...
It doesn't get much more traditionally Christmas than this! I used a colour scheme of Old Olive and Real Red with Very Vanilla as my neutral. The background panel is embossed using the Pine Bough TIEF. The sheet music DSP is from the This Christmas specialty DSP pack. I used a sentiment from the Christmas Pines stamp set, which I heat embossed in gold. I used the Layering Circles framelits to die-cut the sentiment and the Real Red mat behind it.
The pine branches, pinecone and bow are all die-cut using the Pretty Pines Thinlit...definitely one of my top three favourite products in the Holiday catty this year! I used Soft Suede card stock for the pinecone and Garden Green for the pine branches. The ribbon is the 3/4" Real Red Stitched Edge ribbon from the Candy Cane Lane Suite.
On the inside I used another sentiment from the Christmas Pines set, stamped in Soft Suede ink. I added some stamped pine branches in Old Olive.
Happy Sunday! Are you having a good weekend? It's a hectic one here...my entire household is sick with a nasty head cold, including myself. Ugh! This is NOT the week to get sick...I've got two big events happening! Here's hoping the cooler, more seasonable weather will kick this bug's butt!
Today marks the start of a new sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps. I've had to take a couple of weeks off from the Design Team to deal with all the craziness of the new school year, but I'm back this week :)
Here is the sketch:
And here is my take on it...
I pulled out the new Frosted Medallions stamp set and some Fancy Frost Specialty DSP for this one. The DSP comes dry embossed in several different patterns, so it is perfect for someone who doesn't have a Big Shot but wants to add texture to a project. Here I left the embossed DSP white, but it is super-easy to add colour with sponges, a brayer or spritzer. (Be sure to check back tomorrow for a fall project where I coloured the DSP!)
To create the three panels I began with a single piece of card stock one which I stamped the two medallion images in Soft Sky ink. Then I cut the card stock into three equal strips and adhered them to the Smoky Slate mat. I layered that on the piece of Fancy Frost specialty DSP and then onto a Smoky Slate card base. The sentiment is also from the Frosted Medallions set and is heat embossed in silver. I used some 1/8" stitched Smoky Slate ribbon and added a few Fancy Frost Sequins for some sparkle.
On the inside I added a Whisper White panel on which I stamped the medallions again in Soft Sky and added another of the sentiments from the Frosted Medallions set in Smoky Slate ink.
Give this sketch a whirl...I actually liked it so much I used it on another project for one of my events this week! We'd love to see what you create, so be sure to share with us over at Sunday Stamps.
Happy first day of Autumn! Are you as ready as I am for sweater weather and colourful leaves? It is still unseasonably hot here...feels more like July than late September!
Even though the weather is warm, I am madly designing Christmas cards for my upcoming events. Today's project is one that will be on offer at my buffet next week...
Can you believe this is the first time my Baby Bear stamp set has seen ink?? How sad is that? I challenged my team members this month to go to their stamp storage, close their eyes, pull out a stamp set and create a card with it. This is the stamp set I pulled out and I sure am glad I did! I stamped my bear in Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla card stock. I used the largest square in the Layering Squares framelits to die-cut him out and then matted the die-cut square on a scalloped square in Cherry Cobbler.
The background DSP is from the This Christmas speciality pack in the Annual Catalogue...I soo love that paper! I layered it on a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock and then on a Crumb Cake card base. The sentiment is from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set in the Holiday catty. I stamped it in Soft Suede ink and then punched it using the Duet Banner punch. The little holly leaves are from the Holly Berry Happiness set. I stamped them in Garden Green ink on card stock of the same shade. I used the Holly Berry Builder punch to punch them out and arranged them around a section of a gold metallic doily, which I tucked in under the sentiment banner.
The only embellishments are some Cherry Cobbler 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon and some gold twine from the Baker's Twine Trio Pack.
Have a thrilling Thursday...the weekend is in sight!