The extraordinary Karren Johnson has created this fun and classic looking sketch for us at Freshly Made Sketches. As always, the sketch seemed to show up just in time to help my creative spark. In fact, it was the start of some excellent card making and I actually finished my cards for Dirty Dozen and then got to next week’s FMS card too. Ah, the power of a great sketch! Karren is such a clever and creative card-maker (never mind being an extraordinary enabler on crafting products!). Make sure you go over to thank her for this fabulous inspiration!
I went back to the Color Me Christmas stamp set and the retired Season of Style DSP. Much like with the Santa a couple of weeks ago, this image was another NBUS and just called out to be colored with Blendabilities! I pulled out the Old Olive Collection and added in some Cherry Cobbler ornaments and a Daffodil Delight star (the tree base is the Crumb Cake collection). The sentiment is from the ever versatile set Petite Pairs. I have a special place in my stamping heart for great sentiment sets and this one is so flexible and fun. I tied on some Early Espresso Baker’s Twin and added a Cherry Cobbler button. The tree was fussy cut and popped up on Dimensionals. The star is on a tiny piece from the edges of the Dimensional sheet. The whole image is up on Dimensionals too. I almost forgot to share something really important with this too….. Did you see the message about Blendabilities being ok to be used with many of the SU basic ink pads? Yeah, well it makes coordinating a breeze. I used my Early Espresso Classic Pad to stamp the tree and it just held beautifully while I was coloring. So awesome!!
With all that I keep getting drawn to use my Blendabilities, I cannot tell you how excited I was to hear about NEW BLENDIES coming in the Occasions Catalog. Lighter color collections coming to add even more depth and dimension to the coloring palette. I’ve been resisting making a pre-order but not sure how much longer I can hold out. I have a lot of flying over the next couple of weeks and that will seriously impact any stamping. Truthfully the only thing keeping me from ordering!
I just know you are going to have a great time using this sketch and I can’t wait to see the gallery this week. And oh, the cards from the design team. How do they just get more fantastic each week?! Love those talented and amazing stampers! Well, I hope that your week is going well. I appreciate you dropping by today and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Stamp: Color Me Christmas (ret), Petite Pairs; Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Season of Style DSP (ret); Ink: Early Espresso, Blendabilities – Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake; Accessories: Early Espresso Baker’s Twine, Regals Buttons, Dimensionals