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A new week brings a new challenge.  This week it was my turn & with Christmas just around the corner, what better challenge than to have a “Christmas Theme“.  Along with the sketch, a Christmas card was created.  I am still not up to the number I want for my cards, so there will be another created later on in the week.

Measurements –
Base Card – Chocolate Chip – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Very Vanilla – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Cherry Cobbler – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Chocolate Chip – 2″ x 4″ or 5cm x 10cm
Layer 4 – Very Vanilla – 1 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 4.5cm x 9.5cm

I embossed the piece of Cherry Cobbler using my Bigshot & Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots & adhered it to the piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock.

I stamped my image onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using StazOn Ink & coloured with my Aqua Painter, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler & Chocolate Chip SU Markers.  I did intend using my Blender Pen to colour the image, but didn’t realise I had used my Aqua Painter until I had finished & saw the Blender Pen sitting very neatly & patiently on my desk.  Oh well, next time.  I left the little bird in his natural state on purpose, as I think he looks better this way.

I run a piece of Ribbon along the bottom half of the piece of Cherry Cobbler, adhered the coloured image to the top with SU Dimensionals & adhered the whole lot to the base card – Chocolate Chip.

I again used my StazOn Ink to stamp the greeting onto Very Vanilla, coloured again using the same supplies as for my image, punched using the Curly Label Punch & adhered to the bottom of the image.

A really great sketch to create very fast, yet lovely Christmas Cards.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Beatiful Season
Ink – StazOn
Cardstock – Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Punches – Curly Label
Ribbon – 1/2″ Scallop Dots – Chocolate Chip
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue, Snail Adhesive, Aqua Painter, SU Markers

While here, pop on over to see what both Gwen & Kris have created using the same sketch & theme!  We would love to see all your lovely creations, create your card, scrapbook page or project, pop on over to Sunny Challenges & Creations & link it back using Mr Linky.
Until next time, Enjoy!

‘Tis the Season…

I wanted to create another card for the current challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations and with Christmas fast approaching, thought it best to try & start on my Christmas Cards.  In fact, I was going to use this set on my first card, but changed my mind as I went to select my stamp set!

It is not too late to link your creation with Mr Linky.  We would love to see what you create!

All measurements may be found in this posting.  All I’ve done is changed my colours around.  In fact, they are completely different!

I stamped my image onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using Chocolate Chip Ink.  Grabbing my Aqua Painter, I coloured the image using Olive Olive, Chocolate Chip & a touch of Riding Hood Red Inks.  The bird I left except for his little beak & feet.

I coloured some Basic Rhinestones with a permanent red marker & applied them over the berries.  Am not sure if I like the final result, but they are there to stay.

I adhered this piece to a piece of Riding Hood Red Cardstock, then to DSP, Very Vanilla Cardstock, DSP & finally to the Base Card – Chocolate Chip using Snail Adhesive.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Beautiful Season
Ink – Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Cardstock – Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red
DSP – Letters to Santa
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Basic Rhinestones, Aqua Painter
Non-SU – Permanent Marker – Red

Until next time, Enjoy!

Thinking of You…

…at Christmas
Getting very close to Christmas & knowing that it will be here before we know it, I thought I would attempt to create some of my cards.  The stamp set I’ve used for this card is one of the new ones & is so perfect for this time of the year!
Card –
Base Card – Early Expresso – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ or 20.9cm x 10.5cm – once scored & folded in half longways
Layer 1 – Old Olive – 4″ x 3 7/8″ or 10cm x 9.5cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 3 7/8″ x 3 3/4″ or 9.5cm x 9cm
Layer 3 – Old Olive – 2 5/8″ x 2 1/8″ or 6.5cm x 5cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 2 1/2″ x 2″ or 6cm x 4.5cm
Inside –
Whisper White – 5 5/8″ x 4″ or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 1 – DSP – 1 1/2″ x 4″ or 3.5cm x 10cm
I stamped a partial image onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Old Olive Ink, punched along one side of the DSP using my Scallop Border Punch & adhered to the piece of Whisper White.  This piece will be adhered to the inside of the card once it has been completed.
After my Base Card had been scored down the middle & folded in half longways, I punched along the bottom part of the card using my Scallop Edge Punch.  I then applied white dots to it using my Gel Pen.  This was then set aside to dry.
With Snail Adhesive, I adhered the DSP piece to the piece of Old Olive Cardstock, attached a piece of Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon towards the top & tied a knot on the RHS.  This whole piece was then adhered to the Base Card – Early Expresso.
I inked the image in Early Expresso Ink, stamped direct onto the small piece of Whisper White Cardstock, adhered to the piece of Old Olive Cardstock with Stick Strip & using SU Dimensionals adhered to the card as per the photo.  I chose not to colour the image.
I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Early Expresso Ink, punched it out using the Scallop Oval Punch & applied to a piece of Old Olive Cardstock which had been punched with the same punch & cut down the middle.  This was adhered to the bottom of the card using SU Dimensionals.
The card may look a little complicated to make, but all in all, a very easy, fast card for Christmas!
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Beautiful Season
Ink – Early Expresso, Old Olive
Cardstock – Whisper White, Old Olive, Early Expresso
DSP  – Love Letters
Punches – Scallop Oval
Ribbon – 5/8″ Grosgrain – Old Olive
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Sticky Strip, Gel Pen
Until next time, Enjoy!