Another Lantern for Christmas — FMS318

We have one last sketch for you in 2017 at Freshly Made Sketches.  And this week, our favorite upstate New Yorker, Linda Callahan, is our hostess.  She has a great sketch for us that is full of Christmas cheer.

When I saw this rectangular focal panel, I immediately thought of the Seasonal Lantern stamp set.  I think this set has been my favorite this year, and I wanted to use it again one more time.

After coloring the image with Stampin’ Blends markers, I applied some Wink of Stella glitter over the lantern to add some shimmer.

The white background was repeatedly stamped with an old Paper Pumpkin stamp using Smoky Slate ink that was stamped off once.

We are leaving this challenge open for longer than usual — January 8 to be exact, so you’ll have lots of time to create a card (or two) using this great sketch.  We love to see what you create!  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  And have a wonderful Christmas!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

Product List

Advertisements

Elf Holiday — Monday Montage #106

 

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 scramble to finish Christmas preparations, I have another Christmas card to share with you.  I love this cute image of this shy elf, and he’s so easy and quick to color, so he’s perfect for last minute Christmas cards.

I added a couple of pieces of dsp from the Quilted Christmas dsp pack and the Merry Little Christmas dsp collection to add some festive color to the card.  A little Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper snowflake  was cut using one of the Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies.

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.

 

 

 

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Product List

Pine Christmas Blessings — FMS317

Its’ time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week the fabulous Jen Mitchell is our hostess.  She has a fun square card for us.  Take a look:

I decided to use some dsp for the focal panel, and I love this sheet of pretty trees, which I hadn’t cut into yet.  It was time to confront my paper hoarding tendencies and use it.

I used two different sheets of dsp from two different collections.  The trees are from the Merry Little Christmas pack, and the sheet behind it is from the Merry Music pack.

I added some pine boughs from the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, cut from Old Olive card stock and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  A little bit of Black Metallic Thread was added as well.  The sentiment was stamped with black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder, and is from the Christmas Pines stamp set.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Product List

A Plaid Noel — FMS#315

It’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week it is my turn to provide the sketch.  Of all my shaped dies, I find that I use ovals the least.  I’m not sure why that is because I love how they look, but I think I just forget about them.  So in order to give them a little love, they are the focal shape in the sketch this week.

I knew I wanted a large sentiment to be the focal image in the oval, so I reached for one in the Christmas Pines stamp set.  It is paired with some plaid paper from Merry Little Christmas.  I love this paper, and I love how it makes the red sentiment stand out even more.

Some Lemon Lime Twist greenery and Red Glimmer Paper berries were die-cut using the Pretty Pines thinlits dies.  Some rhinestone basic jewels were colored with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends marker.

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

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

Product List

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.

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Product List

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.

 

 

 

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

  Product List

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.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

Product List