Monday, December 1, 2014

TSSC343 Bright & Beautiful Christmas

Happy Monday! It's also the 1st day of December!! It's time for another Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge! Here is my sample for this week:

Look at this week's sketch:

I started my card with a Lost Lagoon base followed by a layer of All is Calm DSP. I used the Oval Framelit dies to cut the center ovals. The greeting from the Bright & Beautiful stamp set is stamped in Lost Lagoon ink. 

I have been using so many photopolymer stamp sets lately I have lost trust in myself to accurately stamp, so I pulled out my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (aka SAMJ) to center the greeting inside the oval. Have you used your SAMJ lately? I think most people have a love-hate relationship with the SAMJ - I happen to LOVE mine!

I usually advise against glueing your layers together before stamping. If you should not like your 1st attempt at stamping you can always flip your paper over and re-stamp....but I didn't follow my own advice. The layers, once glued together affected the way the stamp pressed against the cardstock creating a little "echo" on some of the text - but I decided I could live with it. I always tell my customers in card classes - handmade projects are not meant to be PERFECT!

I used the Star Framelit dies to cut a star from the Silver Glimmer Paper. I used a piece of "twine" from my burlap ribbon and glued it behind the star with glue dots. I also added some silver frosted sequins for additional "shine!"

I'm keeping this post short and simple....we have a Christmas Parade to see! Check out my facebook page to see pictures from the parade. 

It's your turn to create your next project using this sketch. We would love to see what you can create using this sketch! Head over to Mary Jo's blog listed below and enter your project using the sketch. Don't forget to check out all the other wonderful projects created by the design team this week!

Mary Jo Price-Williams - Technostamper
Nicole Tegrul - Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula - Inked X2
Tanya Bell - Stamping T!
Jonia Smith - Stampin For Me

Supply List
Supply List
Stamp :
Bright & Beautiful Wood-Mount Stamp Set [135026] , Bright & Beautiful Clear-Mount Stamp Set [135029]
Ink :
Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin' Pad [133644]
Card Stock :
Lost Lagoon 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [133679] , Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [100730] , All Is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper [135823] , Silver Glimmer Paper [135314]
Tools & Adhesive :
Glue Dots [103683] , Stamp-A-Ma-Jig [101049]
Ribbon & Trim :
1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon [132140]
Accessory :
Frosted Sequins [135835]
Big Shot :
Ovals Collection Framelits Die [129381] , Stars Framelits Dies [133723] , Big Shot [113439]

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! It is like the sketch was created for this set. Awesome job, thanks for always having such wonderful cards for my sketches.