Paper Sweeties October Release Sneak Peeks!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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.

http://papersweeties.com/blog/paper-sweeties-inspiration-challenge-october-2015/

And, be sure to check out the October Kit of the Month. Aren't these cards adorable!

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Thanks for stopping by! Hope you'll come back tomorrow for another sneak peek. Here's a little teaser for ya...


Until then,

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
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

~Hugs,

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19 comments :

Lisa said...

Love this!...I've been intrigued by the posts I see with ink or stain along with an embossing folder....I'm afraid to try it for some reason....is it easy to clean up....does it matter?...should I only use water based...love the look you got with the wood grain....

brenda said...

A beautiful creation, many thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Maria said...

Gorgeous card, Cheryl! Awesome texture and detail for your wonderful manger scene...love it!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Precious card, so very lovely!

Debbie said...

Beautiful monochromatic card -- love the sparkly halo and the decorated inside layer!!

Jill Norwood said...

Cheryl your card is AMAZING!!!! I love all of the texture and the beautiful scene! Your cards always inspire me so much! Beautiful design my dear!!!! :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Cheryl, this is so gorgeous!! What a work of art!

4Him said...

This is such a sweet card and reminds us what the season is all about. Nice job!! Alease

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Very pretty! Loving all the texture!

artful-notions said...

Cheryl, love this nativity scene you created. Reminds me of a 15th century painting! So rich and wonderful!

Larissa Heskett said...

BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Neat Rustic Design and the Way you stamped the Manger!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Patricia Alvarez said...

Beautiful card! Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Good luck!!!

Mynn Kitchen said...

The texture on this is absolutely GORGEOUS, Cheryl! Beautiful card! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

PS: I hope you link this up with us at House of Cards! :)

The Craft Princess said...

What an absolutely GORGEOUS card!!! I love the rustic look and all the detail you put into it!!! I love it :) Hugs...Janie

Judy V said...

Sweet card! Love the texture you created! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month!

Michelle said...

Aorable. So lovely and I like the natural look of the card.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
Hope we see you again and good luck.
xxx Michelle (DT)

foleysfriend said...

WOW - I love all the beautiful detail on your card; so much to enjoy - texture, sparkle and of course, the baby in the manger. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards

sue
HOC DT

Katy said...

This is awesome! Love the Baby Jesus and I love all of the texture! The ribbon and the wood frame-absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! :)

Whisper said...

Aaaah how sweet and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x