Saturday, November 13, 2010

Welcome Christmas~Again!

Can you tell I'm in love with this stamp set?  I know I've used it for a blog post before, but it seemed just perfect for this week's sketch, which you can view here.  I have had a busy week getting things ready for a craft fair next Saturday, and then I took a class last night at a local scrapbook store.  When I crawled into bed last night I realized I had completely forgotten about working on my UDI sketch challenge, so I apologize for the late post.  I hope you think it was worth the wait.

Stamps:  Welcome Christmas
Papers:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Deck the Halls DSP
Inks & markers:  Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder, Stampin' dimensionals, Riding Hood Red ribbon (retired)

I inked my embossing folder with Crumb Cake ink before I ran it through the Big Shot.  For the wreath, I used a small handheld punch (1/4" circle) to go around the inside and outside of the wreath, taking little bites (circles) out of the paper, then trimmed the rest with a scissors.  It seemed like the easiest way to follow the outline of the wreath.  To pop it a little, I used my Always Artichoke marker to add a touch of color to the edges, then popped it up with dimensionals.  The bow was added to cover an "oops!" when I dropped the marker and made a line on the wreath.  Oh boy, now I am giving away all of my inspiration secrets!

Head on over to Becky's blog to see her usual creative genius!  Thanks for stopping by, and have a fabulous weekend.



  1. Very pretty! I love the wreath and ribbon in the center of the card.

  2. This is wonderful!!!! I absolutely love the way you put the wreath around the "O".

  3. Definitely worth the wait my friend! Great job with the sketch. It's great using the same stamp set over as we can see other fabulous creations made with the same set. :)

  4. Just love this card - and I must remember to ink the embossing folder before loading up cardstock - it gives a fantastic imprint. Beautiful!!