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!


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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.




Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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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.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!


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