It's Saturday and time for a new Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge! I'm going to be brief…I'm trying to get my Christmas stuff up today and tomorrow…always so time consuming! My husband says we need a smaller house so we don't have to put up so many things! lol! I do love it when it is up and finished!
Sketch 127 was a fun sketch! I knew as soon as I saw Stampin' Up!'s stamp set, Season of Joy, in my stamping stash that it would be perfect for this sketch!
I started with a base card of Real Red, then layered on Old Olive card stock. I ran a strip of Real Red thru the Big Shot with the Petals A Plenty Impressions Folder and wrapped the Old Olive Organdy Ribbon from Mistletoe package around it and tied a knot.
I inked up the focal word stamp with my Stampin' Write markers in Real Red and Old Olive on Whisper White card stock. I added three gold mini brads to the stamped poinsettia images and then layered it on Old Olive. I placed this over the base card elements. As a added touch, I punched the Curly Label Punch out of Real Red card stock and placed it under the focal element. I had the Poinsettia flower already punched from another project, so I used some Stampin' Dimensionals and placed it in the upper left corner. To make the Poinsettia, I punched two Real Red and one Old Olive with the 5 petal flower punch. I used my Piercing Tool and punched a row of holes in each petal and leaf. I cut out two petals for one leaf and one petal for the other and adhered behind two Real Red flower punches that I put together with three gold mini brads in the center. I really like the added dimension the piercings give to the petals!
Make sure to check out what the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators have done this week!