Bright Lights of Christmas — FMS367

We have another new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches.  And this week our hostess is our amazingly talented New Zealander friend, Karren Johnson.  Take a look at what she has for us:

This is also your last chance to submit your entry for our Design Team Call.  If you are interested, be sure to go by the Freshly Made Sketches site to read about the qualifications and responsibilities.

This week’s card uses a little bit of several different things.  I thought I would start with a card from the Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack.  I knew I wanted to use the cute little bulbs from the Making Christmas Bright set for the shape in the bottom left corner, but what to use for the big middle panel?  How about a big sentiment?

The sentiment is a great mix of fonts and is from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set.

I used a color combo of Real Red, Granny Apple Green, and Pineapple Punch.

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 each week.  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!

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Merry and Bright — FMS358

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our favorite paper crafter extraordinaire from New Zealand, Karren Johnson, has a fun sketch for us.  Take a look:

I thought I would add another Christmas card to the stack as the large circle image made me think of a wreath.  When I was looking at the stamp sets on my shelf, I was drawn to the Making Christmas Bright bundle.  There is a circular image in the set that is adorned with tiny stars, and while I’m not sure if it’s really a wreath, I thought it would work well with the sketch.

The card base is a 3-1/2″ x 5″ Crumb Cake note card.  I stamped the string of light on it randomly with Versamark ink.

I embossed the star wreath with gold embossing powder and stamped the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce ink.  The bulbs were stamped with Shaded Spruce, Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler inks.

This was a quick and easy one to pull together.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you make.  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!

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A String of Lights — FMS355

It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is our favorite Coloradan card maker, Kim Singdahlsen.  Take a look at the sketch she has created for us:

When I first saw this sketch, I focused on the vertical strip.  I recently acquired the Making Christmas Bright bundle and was itching to ink it up.  I thought I could run a string of lights down the card in place of the vertical strip.

This bundle includes a punch which punches out the two parts of the light bulbs.  I love dies, but punches are my favorite.  They are quicker and easier.  I stamped the lights and punched them out.  The metal part of the bulbs were punched from silver foil card stock.

The stamp set also includes a little star stamp, which I used with Gray Granite Ink.  The dsp is from the Twinkle, Twinkle dsp collection.  A string of Silver & White Baker’s Twine was used as the cord.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  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!

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