Here we are with our last Fab Friday challenge of the year. And we have a fun sketch challenge for you.
I decided to try to make a Christmas card with a vintage feel to it. I love that look, but find it hard to make. I pulled out my dusty Layered Labels set and stamped the beautiful bottom layer with the Gold Encore ink and went from there.
I hope you’ll go by the Fab Friday site and see what the other designers did with the sketch. And then I hope you can find some time to play along with us and add your card to the gallery.
Enjoy your Friday! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Layered Labels, Joy to the World
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Gold Encore
Paper: Very Vanilla, Gold Foil Sheets, Modern Medley dsp
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels, Ovals Framelits, Victoria 5/8″ Crochet Trim
Alright, I apologize if you have Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas” stuck in your head this morning. After all, it is October and it’s too early to be singing Christmas music (though I think I could sing it all the year through). 🙂
I recently received a copy of Garnet Hill’s Kids catalog, and this pretty dress is on the cover. I love the gradient color scheme of the dress and thought I would incorporate it into a card.
And since I’ve been on a Christmas card kick, I thought I’d make a Christmas card with some non-traditional colors. And since I was using non-traditional colors, why not use a stamp that really isn’t a Christmas stamp?
Yes, I realize it’s a bit of a stretch to call this a Christmas card because it doesn’t look very Christmas-y. But it does say, “Christmas Cheer” on it, so I guess it qualifies. Oh, you could always change the sentiment if you didn’t like it.
Have a great Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Layered Labels, Sweet Essentials
Ink: Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Real Red
Paper: Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Embellishments: Large Scallop edgelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz
I tend to have a pretty big stash of birthday cards and thank you cards, which comes in handy. But I never seem to have sympathy cards on hand when I need them. My husband needed a sympathy card for a gentleman in his Bible study class last week and I had to scramble around to make one for him quickly, as I have a rule of not buying cards in this house. So today I decided I needed to make one to have available when the need arises. And unfortunately, that need arises more often than I’d like.
This card uses an unusual color combination I got from the Color Coach — Baja Breeze, Elegant Eggplant, and Summer Starfruit. I would never have put these colors together on my own, but I like how it turned out. I have learned to trust the Color Coach!
Enjoy your Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Layered Labels, Loving Thoughts
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze
Paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Embellishments: Fancy Fan embossing folder, Apothecary Accents framelits, Regals designer buttons, White Baker’s Twine