It's December! Can you believe it?! We have a new challenge at The Flower Challenge and it's perfect for the holiday season - Use Gold!
It's no surprise that I love pink, and that my favorite poinsettia color is also pink. I like the delicate color of the leaves. So I knew the Christmas Poinsettia Star (PFS) had to be pink - with gold!
I chose some beautiful metallic papers from CutCardStock for my background mats. I stamped the poinsettia on Bristol in Versamark ink, and then embossed with Ranger Gold embossing powder. I watercolored using my Kuretake paints, and fussy cut.
I stamped my sentiment (from String of Lights - PFS ) in Versamark and embossed that on the music paper. I tied some gold metallic thread (Kreinik) around the top for extra shimmer. I love how it turned out!
I hope you will join us at The Flower Challenge this month!
10 And the angel said to them, Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy, for all the people.
11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you: He is Christ the Lord.
On this first Sunday in Advent, I hope that you receive great joy in knowing the Good News!
You can find out more about the products I used on the Stamp Simply Blog today. AND all Christmas sets are 25% off through 12/5 with code XMAS25!
Stamp Simply Supplies
- green cardstock
- metallic gold thread
- liquid glue
- foam tape
It's Wednesday and time for a brand new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! Jen M has a fabulous, fun, and challenging sketch for us this week! I love circles, but had TOO many ideas for what I wanted, and then ended up doing something that I hadn't planned or thought about before at all. Isn't that always what happens?
Today's card is a combination of products from several different companies. I started with the coffee circles from FSJ (my set from two weeks ago was still on my desk....) using three different colors of DOX inks: Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, and Ground Espresso (which I forgot I had, and just ordered this week....). I used a Reverse Confetti cover plate (my favorite) for the embossed lines on top of the circles. The sentiment is from MFT, and the coffee girl from Picket Fence Studios. I kept it pretty CAS this week.
I hope you will join our sketch challenge this week, and add your creations to our gallery. This week's challenge will end at 3:00 EST time on Monday, December 4 (whaaat? It's December already?!?). Don't miss all of the amazing creations on the FMS blog to inspire you!
Last week I got to spend some time with my son and his family (the weekend before Thanksgiving) and it was such a wonderful time! The weather was beautiful and it seemed like fall. Today, back at home, we got a couple of inches of snow, and it feels like the Christmas season now! I spent a lot of the day decorating the house and just enjoying finding new places for familiar things.
Today I am sharing a traditional card that reflects the traditional style of my Christmas decor. I LOVE non-traditional Christmas colors, but I tend to stick with reds and greens for the house!
I embossed the poinsettia with Clear EP and then watercolored. The outline in gray is with a Copic marker (C3). Against the green paper it looks blue! I added some fun Doodlebug Fine Glitter to the petals. It's so sparkly!
You can see more about this project and the supplies I used on the Stamp Simply Blog! And here are my cuties decorating THEIR house today too!
Stamp Simply Supplies
- red, green, white cardstock
- watercolors, Copics
- Clear EP
- fine glitter
- liquid glue
- foam tape
I am joining the Tic Tac Toe Challenge with this card, using Coloring, Free, Gems.
It's Wednesday and time for a brand new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! Kim is our hostess this week! I am so thankful I got to meet her in person this year!
Today's card is a combination of products from several different companies - which is always fun! I love being able to combine elements. I started with the colors in mind (see below) - I wanted to use Kitsch Flamingo for my Ho Ho Ho Stencil from Papertrey Ink, and have a pretty light aqua for the card base. I cut my trees from the Memory Box Pine Tree Grove dies. I love the sentiments in the TE All Together Christmas and used the "merry & bright" for today's card. That sparkly silver goodness is from CCS. I had a leftover piece of vellum with printed snowflakes from another project. The snowflakes are gold, but I turned it over for a more subtle look!
I hope you will join our sketch challenge this week, and add your creations to our gallery. This week's challenge will end at 3:00 EST time on Monday, November 27. Don't miss all of the amazing creations on the FMS blog to inspire you!
I am also playing with the Jingle Belles this week! I was inspired by the pink, trees and sparkle!
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