I am scrambling around to get this posted before the challenge ends! Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has a challenge going on right now, but it ends in 1 day 12 hours and 4 minutes! I hope that you dash over there and enter the Friday Feature and Challenge! This one is...Christmas Ornaments!
Since I just joined the SnSS team, I don't have the featured stamp set, Mod Ornaments, which the rest of the team used for their projects. (That set is ON SALE right now!) I used two of the July release sets, Christmas Morn and Christmas Innies just so I could play along in the challenge.
I decided to die cut my ornaments. I have several of the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments sets, and most of them have never been used. (Can you say, "hoarder"?) I had seen a beautiful card on a blog or Pinterest, from a designer who is (I think) from Poland, using creams and pale blues. (Those gals are currently my favorite designers. I am not sure what Poland has put in the water, but wow!) Anyway, I loved the color combo and how Karola used the elements of her cards - so I sorta scrap lifted from her a bit. Her work is too stunning for words!
I stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Morn set, and then cut it out with a banner die. I rubbed on a little brown ink.
I die cut two ornaments and rubbed them both with ink. I also die cut some snowflakes, which I stenciled with blue ink. Those fancy brads were in a bin on my desk. I have no clue where I got them...I think they may be from Stampin' Up. I have a friend who gives me little containers of bits and bobs from time to time and I think she gave these to me.
I made one of my "signature bows" from two different ribbons and some twine, and a wooden button. So vintage shabby!
I stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Innies set on the inside of the card. I love the various SnSS "innies" sets! So useful for the inside of cards, but they can also be word art focal pieces for the front of cards!
I hope y'all will forgive me digging into my hoard and using Christmas paper from several years ago! This is all Carta Bella and Echo Park. I just love the colors! Plus, I don't think I purchased any new Christmas paper last season...I was too busy working with Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas! I usually buy all the new lines, but last year...nothing.
Thanks for hanging out today. Hop on over to the SnSS blog and link up YOUR challenge!
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Christmas Morn, Christmas Innies
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers ColorMates Textures Cascata White, ColorMates Smooth and Silky Beach
Designer paper: Echo Park Seasons Greetings; Carta Bella Winter Fun
Dies: Spellbinders Create-a-Flake Five, Ribbon Banners, 2010 Heirloom Ornaments, 2011 Heirloom Ornaments
Twine: May Arts
Brads: Stampin' Up
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa, Brilliance Moonlight White; Ranger Distress Weathered Wood; Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Cocoa
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Beacon Fabri-tac