Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world who love to share our creativity with others. You’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month we are featuring sneak peeks from the new Holiday Catalog, which will be available to customers on September 5th and is available to demonstrators now.
My card is a little out of my style, but I wanted to feature the Farmhouse Christmas paper. It’s gorgeous and has so much plaid in it. But then I didn’t use any plaid here, even though that’s the reason I wanted it. Haha. Anyway, the colors in this paper lean vintage, so I went vintage-ish for my card. I used an old sketch from the Global Design Project that I found on my Card Sketches Pinterest board yesterday morning. My card base is Cherry Cobbler, and the designer series papers I used are all from Farmhouse Christmas. I distressed the top two pieces a little with the edge of my snips but didn’t get heavy into it. Before I glued down the papers, I first die cut and punched some shapes out of the parts of the paper that would be hidden. The starry paper behind the snowman is actually cut from the bottom piece of paper. Can’t waste such gorgeous paper!
The snowman is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and I used watercolor pencils to color him. The Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green (there is no Mossy Meadow watercolor pencil) are from Assortment 2 of the watercolor pencils (and those may retire for good at the end of this month!). I colored bits of his hat and scarf and buttons, then used a Blender Pen to spread the color around and fill in the white spaces. His boots are done in Early Espresso (from Assortment 1), and I used the Blender Pen to color those, too. For the sticks, though, I dipped the Early Espresso pencil in a glass of water and colored them in with the wet pencil, which is why they are darker than the boots. I did the Pumpkin Pie (Assortment 1) carrot the same way as the sticks.
The sentiment is from Beautiful Baubles, and the label is from the Merry Christmas thinlits. This label is actually larger than the sentiment, so here is how I cut that. I cut first with the sentiment near the right edge of the label, then moved the die over and cut again to shorten the label. See below (and ignore my scarred and messy Big Shot plate). I finished the card off with some Braided Linen Trim.
I hope you enjoyed my card today! I love this Holiday Catalog soooo much. Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see everyone else’s sneak peek projects. The designers on this team are so talented — you won’t want to miss any of the blogs!
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