Saturday, November 29, 2014

Fab Friday Sketch Challenge: Bright & Beautiful

Happy Saturday!  Did you survive Black Friday shopping?  Black Friday is one of my favorite days, I love heading out with a friend in the middle of the night and strategically planning our stores so we can get the deals and cross as many gifts off the list as possible (usually I’m about 95% done after this one weekend which is awesome!)  There are just two more days left in the month and the 30-Day Gratitude card challenge and since Thanksgiving is over I’m moving on to Christmas cards for my last two posts.  Today’s card was designed using the FabFriday Sketch challenge layout and uses some of my favorite items (stars, yeah I know!).  I started with Cherry Cobbler for the cardbase and then added a layer of Early Espresso (it’s been a long time since I’ve used this color, don’t know why).  To this I added a piece of Under the Tree Speciality Designer Series Paper (can’t believe I’ve had this DSP package since July and this was the first time I’ve used it, oh my!) and matted the DSP with Garden Green cardstock.  This DSP is also awesome since it’s extra think which makes it perfect for making gift boxes and other 3D items where you need something to be more sturdy.

For the star I used the Bright and Beautiful stamp set and stamped the middle size star with Early Espresso ink on Cherry Cobbler cardstock and the small star was stamped with Versamark ink on Garden Green cardstock and heat embossed with the Heat Tool and Gold Embossing Powder.  Both the stars were cut out with the Big Shot and Star Collection Framelits and attached to the card with dimensionals (each star has dimensionals.  The greeting is from the Lots of Thanks stamp set and I used my Stampin’ Write marker to just in the part of the stamp that I needed (love being able to do this, makes the stamps even more versatile).  I used Paper Snips to trim the sides of the paper and sponged around the edge with Garden Green cardstock before attaching it with dimensionals.

There are so many different options with this sketch and I love to see what everyone comes up with based on the same sketch as a starting point

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  1. Diana - what a beautiful use of this Under the Tree Specialty paper. A beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with this week's Fab Friday sketch challenge.

  2. Lovely! I like the layered star as well as the sponging on the sentiment...this is a good reminder to me to not forget to make some thank yous for after Christmas...I always seem to scramble at the end of Dec.! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!


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