Hello all my crafty friends! I hope you had a fun, long holiday weekend. We topped ours off with a trip to a local farm with our homeschool group and had an amazing day!
And, now, since it's mid-month, it's time for Release Week at Paper Sweeties! Yay! Here we go....
I used the new stamp set, Stand Add On: Manger to create this Christmas card, and used kraft cardstock, in keeping with Paper Sweeties October Inspiration Challenge, which you still have time to enter. I stamped the images, including the star from the new Do You See What I See stamp set, onto kraft cs, then colored them with Prismacolor pencils, adding Stickles to the halo. The star was heat embossed with glitter ep. For the background, I cut a kraft distressed rectangle, then inked up a woodgrain embossing folder with Fossilized Amber on one side and Walnut Stain on the other, spritzed them with water, then sandwiched the kraft cs, and embossed it. I used Paper Sweeties Tea Seam Binding and Cookie Dough Baker's Twine for the bow, and added Gold and Frosting sequins for a starry night sparkle. The vellum banner, from the Hello Friend stamp set, was heat embossed with clear ep, and the sentiment was heat embossed with black ep. I used the Be Happy Sweet Cuts die set to die cut the banner.
The inside sentiment panel was sponged with Fossilized Amber and I did a little masking to stamp two straw images together. The sentiment, from the new Do You See What I See stamp set, was stamped, then I colored in the "Christmas" text with a Garnet Spica pen. I hand-doodled the brown border with a fine-tip Sharpie marker.
Now, prepare yourself to be wowed by the rest of the Paper Sweeties team!
As I mentioned earlier, there is still time to enter this month's Inspiration Challenge.
And, be sure to check out the October Kit of the Month. Aren't these cards adorable!
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you'll come back tomorrow for another sneak peek. Here's a little teaser for ya...
613 Avenue Create #145: Anything Goes
Penny Black October Challenge: Warm Autumn Colours
Craft Your Passion Challenge #283: Always Anything Goes
House of Cards October Challenge: Add Texture &/or Color Inspiration