Freshly Made Sketches #406

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There’s a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for you to play along with.  Our awesome sketch has been designed by the our talented design team member Jacquie Southas.

Again, I’ve created a card using the Christmas Rose Stamp Set for a card that isn’t a festive card.  The sentiment I’ve added to this card makes this card suitable for an anniversary, a weeding, friendship or even a birthday card. The rose image has been coloured with a combination of Lovely Lipstick and Cherry Cobbler Blends.  The leaves have been trimmed from the gorgeous papers from Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.

For the background of my card, I initially had a plain piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  I felt it looked a little plain, so I added a piece of Mercury Glass Designer Acetate.  I then added a rectangle of Whisper White Cardstock that was given some treatment with Shimmery White Embossing Paste and Basic Pattern Decorative Masks. I liked the textured background behind my roses and sentiment.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created wonderful cards using Jacquie’s sketch.  Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

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A Yellow Christmas Rose with Very Versailles

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For the project I’m sharing today, I’ve used products from the Christmastime Is Here Suite – paired with some products from the Annual Catalogue.  I’ve been making quite a few Christmas cards with this suite, but I wanted to try a card that wasn’t a festive card.  By trimming down the image and adding a sentiment from another set, I think I achieved a non-festive feel.

To create this card, I stamped the rose image from A Christmas Rose Stamp Set and fussy cut out the rose and leaves I needed for one side of the image.  I then stamped a second rose image and fussy cut out only a second set of leaves.  The second set of leaves has been layered to the right of the sentiment on my card.  The remainder of the rose and foliage has been put aside for the the card I need the rose for.

The rose image was stamped in Black Memento Ink and coloured with a combination of So Saffron and Daffodil Delight Blends. The leaves and little berries have been coloured with Mint Macaron and Calypso Coral Blends. The little pine cone was been quickly coloured with my Crumb Cake Blends.

Because I’d used Mint Macaron Blends, I chose a piece of Mint Macaron DSP from Garden Lane Designer Series Paper for the background.  I ran my fingernail quickly around the edge of the DSP to rough it up for a vintage-y feel.  I took a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and stamped the background script stamp from Very Versailles Stamp Set.  Because I used this stamp set of the background, I chose the sentiment from this set also.  I ran my nail around each of these too.

For my layering, I added a strip of Daffodil Delight Cardstock, a torn piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock and a strip of Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scallped Lace Trim.  Embellishments always finish off a card for me – this time I added three Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.

Here’s my card:

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Artisan Design Team – Christmastime is Here Demo Facing Blog Hop

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Welcome to my blog and a special Stampin’ Up! 2019 Artisan Blog Hop we have for you.

Christmas Is Coming Early This Year!

We hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical, because the Christmastime Is Here Suite is, well . . . here! This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you and your customers need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

All demonstrators have exclusive, early access to pre-ordering these products from 1st October (that’s today!).  I’m thinking it’s a great time to sign up to be a demonstrator just so you can get your hands on these pretties asap!

Take a look at all the amazing products available in this suite!

I can’t even really explain to you how happy I was when I saw the products in this suite. A Christmas Rose!!! What could be better than that? The image in the Christmas Rose Stamp Set can be used for the festive season, but I can also see it used for a birthday card.  I played around with fussy cutting on the weekend and have some non-festive cards using the rose on my blog soon. LOVE me some versatile stamps!

My projects have been created by cutting the rose images from the gorgeous papers in the Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper pack. I’m always hesitant to cut into my designer series papers, but these papers are made for it – if I can do it, you can too.  The dies from the Roses Dies match the larger flowery image I’ve used on my card. This image from the DSP is coloured perfectly and great for your customers to show them that if they’re not fussy cutters, the die can do all the work for them.

For the background, I’ve added a piece of the gorgeous DSP and added a diecut made of Whisper White Cardstock under my image.  I layered a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock under the sentiment to tie in a neutral colour.  Because I couldn’t resist using the ribbon, I added a loop of Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon to the side of my card.  The Gold Glitter Enamel Dots that come in this suite are right up my alley and, as always, I’ve added three of them around my card.

Gold Mini Pizza Boxes are a perfect gift to give that special someone.  For the inside I created 6 little note/gift cards as part of the gift. The top of the pizza box has been decorated with a square of DSP, a Whisper White Cardstock framelit cutout, a sentiment from Christmas Rose Stamp Set, a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock and the gorgeous Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon.  I then fussy cut some flowers from the DSP pack and layered them under the sentiment.

The gift cards have all been decorated with the same details but a scaled down version of the box.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects I’ve created using this suite. Don’t forget to put in your order soon so you can be ready to churn out those Christmas projects

Preorder limits are as follows:

  • Limit one per demonstrator for non-consumable items (e.g., Christmas Rose Stamp Set, Charming Rose Bracelet, etc.).
  • Limit two per demonstrator for consumable items (e.g., Gold 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, and Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper).

The next Artisan Team member on our hop is the talented, and super creative, team member Rochelle Blok.  Click here to take you her blog and to continue on the hop.


2019 Artisan Design Team Blog Roll:

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Sahara Sand Cardstock, Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper

Stamp Set:Christmas Rose Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink

Other Products: Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Roses Dies, Gold Mini Pizza Boxes

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