Another sketch challenge from Stamping 411 starts today! When I looked at this sketch, I tried to think of any large stamp that I could use. Then I remembered the Deck the Halls Designer Paper has some BIG sections of really beautiful printed pieces. I just finished my Design A House for Create with Connie and Mary, so I had plenty of scraps sitting on my table. I sifted thru until I found this one that I thought was perfect!
I kept my focal piece larger on the card than the sketch shows…because, frankly, I just hated to cut up the Designer Paper too much!
The base of the card is Always Artichoke and I layered on Cherry Cobbler cardstock. I did wrap some Early Espresso 5/8 Satin Ribbon around to the back of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock and adhered…unfortunately you can't really see it! I matted the Deck the Halls Designer Paper with Very Vanilla to make it pop on the Cherry Cobbler. I took my Tombow Monoadhesive Glue and drew a fine line the outside edge and then used the Champagne Glass Glitter over it. I LOVE this glitter…so sparkly and very non-messy! It packs a lot of WOW, though!
I stamped the greeting from Gifts of Christmas in Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink on Very Vanila, then punched with the Wide Oval. I layered it on a larger oval from the Ovals Die in Cherry Cobbler cardstock. I popped this element up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals. I inked up the Poinsettia flower in Gifts of Christmas with my Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and More Mustard Stampin' Write Markers, then stamped it on scrap Very Vanilla. I cut it out and placed it in the corner of the ovals on Stampin' Dimensionals, too! I added a TON of tiny pearls…in the centers of each Poinsettia and underneath the greeting for a little extra bling on the card!
I really like how this turned out. Probably not a card I would make a lot of…but it is nice for a special person!
Make sure to check out the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators to see what they did this week!