I am SOOOOOO ready to move on from my Christmas creations and crafts, even though I STILL haven’t sent out my holiday cards yet. I will be honest, I may not get them out. I know that’s almost blasphemous… the card lady not getting out cards. I have been so busy with prepping for events and classes that I haven’t had the time to devote to actually designing and putting them together.
But even though I haven’t actually created a gazillion Christmas cards I am pretty much over the Christmas creating and the jewel toned colors… I am really in LOVE with bright cheery colors and I honestly can only take a few weeks of the fall seasonal colors, so I went with brighter colors for this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.
I decided to play with some of my new sets that I got the other day, and I am creating an OUT-THE-BOX Christmas card with it too. I needed to use some unconventional colors too and honestly this card could be used for SO many different reasons, but it sort of works for Christmas too… sort of
Here is the sketch that we had to work with this week.
I absolutely LOVE the FUN silver polka-dot vellum paper that I used on the background… that stuff is just plain AWESOME!! I admit that I am a little obsessed with this new BANNER BLESSINGS set too, it’s oozing in AWESOME-SAUCE too. I took a few stars that I cut from the Star framelits and covered the largest one with Dazzling Details- SAAAA-WEEEEET!!!
I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink onto Pool Party card stock, punched out of course with my trusty 2-1/2″ circle punch. Then I re-stamped the sentiment onto Blackberry Bliss card stock using Whisper White craft ink, and I hand cut out the banner piece and layered it over top the Bermuda punched one… seriously COOL, right? I am really pleased how this card came out. I used a fun color pallet that I have on my PINTEREST INSPIRATION PAGE-
I really liked these but I narrowed it down to just the last 3 colors- LOVE!
I can’t wait to share the fun things I have planned for tomorrow, you will absolutely want to check back for that. Take a moment this week and create a fun card, or any type of project using the sketch from above and play along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments. It’s a LOT of fun!! And before you head off today be sure you take a moment to register for the creative classes I have the rest of this month- they are cute!