Before I share today’s card, I want to thank the design team over at CAS(E) This Sketch for selecting my card from last week’s challenge as a CTS Favorite. If you missed my Snowflake Sentiments card, you can see it here. I love the inspiration from the CTS challenges, but it’s also nice to be recognized by the team. Thanks!
Today I’m sharing a card I designed for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge – and this is a fun one, too! The sketch involves three elements and a sentiment! I went right to work and made this card:
- Seasonal Chums. How cute is this snowman? I don’t want you to have to work too hard, so I’m happy to answer that question for you – he’s ADORABLE! While this snowman (there’s a reindeer and jack-o-lantern in the set too!) is designed as a two-sided tag, each image can be showcased individually, too. I stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with an a variety of Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker (more on that later). I just adore this set – the characters are perfect for any Fall holiday card or gift bag. Even the two snowflakes on this card were cropped with the dies that accompany this set. Love them! Here’s a look at this fun set and coordinating dies:
- Stampin’ Blends – November 1. I’m so excited about Stampin’ Up!’s release of a new set of alcohol markers – they will be available to customers starting November 1. I couldn’t be more excited – I’ve used these Stampin’ Blends on so many projects since I first received them! The alcohol markers (offered in a dark and light shade of select colors) are so easy to use – they give such a uniform wash of color (with one marker) or beautiful depth and texture (with more than one color). With nestable, press-fit lids, these markers are designed to stay sealed so the markers stay inky long-term. I used light and dark shades of the Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends to add these solid colors to this guy. SO easy! Here’s a closeup of the snowman: To create the partial circle behind the snowman, I cropped a circle with Layering Circle Framelits on a scrap piece of paper and placed it over this Whisper White panel. I inked a Stampin’ Sponge with Soft Sky and ran it in circles inside the circle. Such a simple and easy way to add a little color to this card.
- Naturally Eclectic. While Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper is decidedly NOT a Christmas collection of papers, this page of Soft Sky works beautifully on this snowy card. The snowflakes are cropped with the same paper for added coordination (but also because I couldn’t replicate the exact color with cardstock (this color-washed paper is somewhere between Night of Navy and Soft Sky). Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this awesome pack of papers:During October, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper is one of many papers that’s part of Stampin’ Up!’s “Buy 3, Get 1 Free” Promotion. To see all of the papers in this promotion, please click here or on the image below:
Stamp Sets: Seasonal Chums, Hearts Come Home Papers: Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Night of Navy, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Soft Sky, Stampin’ Blends Markers (Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Smoky Slate) Accessories: Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Sponges, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!
One-for-One Card Swap. The cards are pouring in for my 2017 Holiday One-for-One Swap. I love opening up the mailbox each day to see what you’ve created – but the deadline is soon approaching, so please get your card in the mail to me soon. For information about the swap and how you can participate, please click here or on the picture below:
Designer Series Paper Sale. Who doesn’t love a Buy 3, Get 1 free promotion? You don’t want to miss Stampin’ Up!’s sale – going on until the end of October! What fun! Click this banner to see all the papers that are a part of this special: