Snowflake Greetings — FMS#313

It’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our favorite and talented New Zealander, Karren Johnson, is our hostess.  Someday, I am going to make it to New Zealand!  And when I do, I really hope Karren will agree to give me coloring and technique lessons, as she is amazing!  Take a look at the fun sketch she has for us:

I’m continuing with my Christmas card journey, though I have stepped away from the Seasonal Lantern stamp set this week.  Those circles made me think of snowflakes, and then it was easy from there.

I went with an unusual color combo for snowflakes and Christmas, for that matter.  I cut the snowflakes from Powder Pink and Sweet Sugarplum card stock, and some more from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper using dies from Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

The sentiment was embossed with silver embossing powder and cut out with a Stitched Shapes Framelit die.  It is from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set.  Some fun sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment and sequin trim add a little shine.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love seeing what you create.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches website to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

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Christmas Cheer Lantern — Monday Montage #104

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of nine stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been enjoying playing with the Seasonal Lantern bundle.  This bundle comes with a detailed die for the lantern and another die for the stamped lantern.  My last card used the detailed die and this card uses the stamped lantern image.

I paired the lantern with some dsp from the Merry Music collection and the Merry Little Christmas collection.  The sentiment was stamped on Basic Black card stock and embossed with white embossing powder.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

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A Lantern Full of Christmas Cheer — FMS

We have a new sketch for you today over at Freshly Made Sketches thanks to our favorite French design team member, Cecile Ribon.  Take a look at this fun sketch:

I’ve been playing with a new bundle, The Seasonal Lantern bundle, and thought it would work well with this sketch.  I have really enjoyed playing with this bundle.  It has fun stamps, which allow you to color (the Stampin’ Blends markers work great with this set) or you can use the stamps that come in the set to fill in the images.  Since I’ve been addicted to the Stampin’ Blends markers, I went that route with this card.

I started by die-cutting the lantern from a gold foil sheet.  There is one die that outlines the inside of the lantern, and that was cut from gold glimmer paper.  The other dies were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink  and colored with Stampin’ Blends markers.

I stamped one of the sentiments repeatedly on a piece of Pool Party card stock and added a piece of Merry Little Christmas dsp.  Half of a doily and some gold metallic thread were added as embellishments.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  Meanwhile, be sure to hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

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A Helpful Elf — FMS311

We’re ready with a new sketch for you over at the Freshly Made Sketches site.  And this week, our favorite Canadian, Jen Brum, is our hostess.  Jen has a gift for making clean and elegant work beautifully together.  Her sketch this week is a fun one!  Take a look:

I’ve been on a little bit of a roll with Christmas cards lately, and I really wanted to use a new stamp that I love so much and thought would work well with this sketch.  In my last post, I used a different stamp from this set, Festive Phrases.  But I think the elf stamp is my favorite.

I think this little guy is so cute!  And he’s very fun and easy to color, especially with the new Stampin’ Blends markers which you can now purchase.

I used some Merry Little Christmas dsp and a snowflake die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies.  Some silver Metallic Enamel Shapes were used for the little pom-poms on his hat and shoes.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch above.  We love to see what you create.  Meanwhile be sure to hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

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Merry & Bright Lights — FMS#310

It’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our favorite Rocky Mountains stamper, Kim Singdahlsen, is our hostess.  Take a look at the fun sketch she has for us:

I pulled out a new stamp set, Festive Phrases, and some of the Quilted Christmas dsp and got to work.  I love all four of the images in this stamp set, and I think they all have fabulous fonts.

This card came together quickly.  I’ve been stuck on traditional Christmas colors lately, and continued that trend with this card (except for the little lights).

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what you create.  Meanwhile, be sure to hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

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A Poodle Day — Monday Montage #103

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

Once Stampin’ Up! announced that they will soon be offering alcohol markers again, I couldn’t wait to dive in.  Demonstrators were allowed to pre-order them on October 1st, and everyone else can on November 1st.  I have been having fun playing with them, and love that you don’t have to be a coloring expert or artist to use them successfully.

I needed to make a birthday card and I have rarely stamped any of the adorable images in the Birthday Delivery stamp set because I thought they’d be hard to color.  But now that I have the new Stampin’ Blend markers, I decided to give it a go.  And it was easy!  I love these things!

I started by stamping the image with Memento black ink and let it dry a few minutes.  Then I used the two Smoky Slate markers, Cherry Cobbler markers, Pink Pirouette markers, and Pool Party markers to color this sweet poodle.

I applied some very lightly dyed Pink Pirouette embossing paste onto the card base and adhered some ribbon and trim pieces down under the focal image.

One thing I did learn is that the markers do bleed just a tiny bit, so the Color Lifter marker is a great investment for those times where your color ends up a little outside the lines.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

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From Our Family to Yours — FMS309

It’s time for another new sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches site, and this week our favorite friend from upstate New York, Linda Callahan, is our hostess.  Take a look at the fun sketch she has for us:

I have always wanted a Christmas sentiment that says, “From Our Family to Yours,” so when I saw one that says just that in the Snowflake Sentiments set, I knew I had to have it.  Have you ever bought an entire stamp set for just one sentiment?  Truth be told, I love all of the sentiments in this set, and I know I will use many of them, but I would have bought it anyways for just this one.

I paired this lovely sentiment (isn’t the font gorgeous!) with some Garden Green dsp from the Quilted Christmas pack.  A scrap of black Merry Music dsp was added as well.  I used a bit of Real Red ribbon and one of the Stitched Felt Embellishments to finish things off.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what you create.  Meanwhile, be sure to hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

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