Hi stampers! Thanks to my good friend Rita, I found a BRAND new challenge blog! It's called FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES and you should hop on over and check it out. I'm always in need of sketches! For me, it's often the hardest part of creating a card. Colors are usually pretty easy but the design/sketch really trips me up sometimes. I often feel like all of my cards begin to look the same and sketches are a good way to break out of a slump and try something new! Of course I like this one because their theme is mainly clean and simple which is very much my style 99% of the time!
This is the fourth and final card I made during my stamping blitz Wednesday night. I wasn't in love with it but it's growing on me I think. (I did make a boo boo in posting yesterday and accidentally posted in the wrong order...so if they read a bit funny that's why. I'm not nuts but that's what happens when I stay up and blog way too late at night, lol!) I will file this sketch away to use later though as I really liked it! I better go pin it on Pintrest....and don't get me started on that....as if I needed another website to while away HOURS and hours!!! :-) It is pretty nifty though!
Anyway, here it is:
Stamps: Bright hopes
Paper: Whisper white, island indigo, cherry cobbler, lucky limeade
Ink: Versamark, lucky limeade
Accessories: neutrals glimmer brads, basic rhinestones, silver embossing powder, northern frost decorative strip die, cherry cobbler ribbon, snow burst embossing folder
It's kind of bold and not quite traditional for a Christmas card BUT I think it works with this set! I wanted to use the new embossing folder from the mini and the cherry cobbler quilted ribbon. To tie it all together I also used a silver glimmer brad, rhinestones, and silver EP for the sentiment. It's still clean and simple but with some shimmer and pizazz and little details like that really pull a card together and take it from ok to wow! Thanks to the ladies at FMS, I had a lot of fun playing and can't wait for the next challenge!