It's THURSDAY and we have a sketch challenge this week for you on Create with Connie and Mary! It's a GOOD one, too! You need to check out the Challenge Team…all the cards are SO different! It's great how we all interpret things differently! Check them out over on Create with Connie and Mary. AND…we still have BLOG CANDY…a chance to win a FREE Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition 2011 subscription if you play along this week!
I'm back to using one of my favorite sets in the BIG catalog! I just have so much fun with this snowman set, Stampin' Up!'s Snow Much Fun! Here's my card! I hadn't given the tree from this set any love at all…so pulled it out to use on this card!
I started with a base of Baja Breeze cardstock and layered on the strip of Wild Wasabi cardstock along the left side. I stamped the tree with Black Stazon on Whisper White and watercolored with my AquaPainter and Wild Wasabi and Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Markers. It is hard to see the sparkles, but I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch the small circles from the Silver Gimmer Paper (available September 1st!) and also added the Glimmer Paper on the right side with a piece of Scallop Edge Punch. It is SO sparkly in real life! The Whisper White was layered on Real Red cardstock.
Along the left side I added the strip of Candy Cane fabric (it's back and available in the big catalog!) and tied a knot. I added the greeting Merry Christmas from Stampin' Up!'s Petite Pairs stamp set in Black Stazon on Real Red and punched with the Modern Label Punch. As a final touch, I cut a rectangle of the same fabric, fringed the edges and gathered it at the top and placed it on Sticky Strip under the tree so it looks like a tree skirt! I think it adds a whimsical touch!
Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team this week over on Create with Connie and Mary. Then get out your Stampin' Up! supplies and create a card using the sketch as an inspiration point! We love to see your work!