Isn’t Deanna Jean’s work for MUSE Card Club #6 just amazing?
Well, that’s a rhetorical question- of course, it is!!
I was inspired by her card to use a considerable amount of white (vanilla) space with a border around the sentiment. I was definitely a chicken and would not attempt to doodle on the border so I opted for paper piercing- and a thank you to SU for providing the perfect tool for precision piercing;) I also did a mimic of the flowers but with Christmas ornaments adorned with some pearls.
STAMPS: SU Ornament Keepsakes, SU More Merry Messages
INK: SU Elegant Eggplant, SU More Mustard, SU Gumball Green
PAPER: SU Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: SU Very Vanilla Ribbon, SU Pearls
TOOLS: SU Holiday Ornaments Framelits, SU Essential Paper Piercing Pack, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals
Freshly Made Sketches # 71 contains a tag this week. I thought of the Christmas tags I made this year inspired by Connie Plaumann. I got out my retired SU Cold Play and my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the coals just right on my snowman. I added a fresh spring of pine to his hat and wrapped a lovely felt scarf around his neck before I placed him among some embossed snowflakes. I added a sweet little sentiment to the bottom right of the card and it is ready to send this December….don’t know why I didn’t make this card last December? Maybe because I wasn’t inspired by FMS to make a card with a tag in it???
STAMPS: SU Cold Play (retired), SU More Merry Messages
INK: SU Basic Black, SU Real Red, SU Garden Green
ACCESSORIES: random red button, felt red ribbon
TOOLS: SU Large Oval Punch, SU Scallop Punch, SU Corner Rounder,
SU Decorative Label Punch, SU Two Tags Die, MS Pine Punch, Tim Holtz Embossing Folder
Some friends and I got together to make some quick gift tags last week…the bottle tags were changed very little from Mary Fish’s tags… I added some branches to the hat and a felt ribbon scarf to the Snowman that came from Connie Plaumann, and the Do not open ’til Christmas tags were a CASE from Linda Heller. Thanks ladies for the great ideas!!
SU Perfect Punches-Joy, SU Scentsational Christmas-tree, SU Itty Bitty Banners with die-For You, SU Two Tags Bigz Die
SU Cold Play (retired), SU Decorative Label Punch, SU Modern Label Punch, SU Two Tags Bigz Die, World Market felt ribbon, MS branch punch
SU More Merry Messages, SU Two Tags Bigz die, SU 1 3/4″ scallop punch, SU 1 1/2″ punch, 1 1/4″ punch, SU 1″ punch
My first Christmas post is for Pals Paper Arts #145. I love the designs in the Candlelight Christmas DSP, and STAMPIN’UP makes coordinating colors of Early Espresso, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, and Very Vanilla very easy.
Here’s my take on the challenge:
STAMPS: SU More Merry Messages
INK: SU Primrose Petals
PAPER: SU Primrose Petals, SU Gumball Green, SU Early Espresso, SU Candlelight Christmas DSP, SU Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: SU 3/16″ metallic brads, SU Pearls
TOOLS: Nestabilities oval and square dies
This was a simple and elegant sketch challenge: