The fun sketch this week at CAS(E) This Sketch got my mind racing. I love when there are LOTS of options to recreate a sketch in my own view. The wavy band across this sketch gave me the perfect opportunity to ink up Making Christmas Bright, a stamp set from last year’s Holiday Catalog that carried over into this year’s Annual Catalog. Yay! Here’s my card:
That’s right! These products aren’t from the upcoming Holiday Catalog – they are in the current Annual Catalog, so you can get them now. Yippee! And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
- Making Christmas Bright. I love the bright, fun images and sentiments in the Making Christmas Bright stamp set – stars and Christmas lights. how fun! On this card, I used the string of lights in the top, right corner of the picture below and the sentiment below it. Here’s a look at the Making Christmas Bright stamp set: While Making Christmas Bright was bundled with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch, I didn’t use the punch on today’s project. I still want you to see how cute it is and consider purchasing it when you buy this stamp set:
- All Strung Out. Who doesn’t love to unwrap a string of Christmas lights?! I knew the strings of lights would be a perfect element to represent the wave from the CTS sketch. I stamped the center string first and then lined up the top and bottom strings (changing direction of the bulbs). The lights aren’t designed to line up perfectly, so it takes a little strategy to get there. Here’s a closer look: I stamped the strands with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Once the ink fully dried, I colored the bulbs with a mix of Pineapple Punch, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends.
- Unexpected Christmas Colors. While I used the Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend for the pink bulbs, they looked enough light Melon Mambo to frame my central panel. I just love this unexpected combination of colors for Christmas. Such fun! If you like this combination of Pool Party, Pineapple Punch and Melon Mambo (whether or not for Christmas), please save this:
Stamp Sets: Making Christmas Bright Papers: Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch, Thick Whisper White Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Pool Party, Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green) Accessories: Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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Holiday Catalog Product Shares and Swatch Books
I’ve posted my products shares and swatch books from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog. What fun! If you are in the U.S., I hope you’ll pop over and take a look. What a great way to share in the great, new products in the new catalog! CLICK HERE to learn more.
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