Hi everyone! Well, only nine more sleeps until the jolly man in the red suit makes his appearance, lol! I love the Christmas season more and more every year! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Love To Scrap 2 (yours truly, lol!) is once again sponsoring our challenge, so come on over and play for the chance to win a Prize Pack consisting of several items such as stamps, dies, ink, ribbons and/or stickers! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by Melissa:
OMGosh, can you say LOVE this sketch?! I wish I had just half the talent the ladies on our team have for creating these sketches for us! This one is amazing and screamed birthday to me, so I created a fun birthday card.
I created the background from cream and brown Graphic45 papers. I cut ribbon strips and die cut bows from blue, purple and green cardstock. I embellished the center of each bow with a coordinating color gemstone, and placed some slightly smaller gemstones of the same color along the ribbon strips.
I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the paper used on the front and layered the inside sentiment on the brown paper. Both the front and inside sentiments are from Stampin’ Up and stamped in brown ink.
And one more peek… loving how this turned out!
Proud to enter this sweet birthday card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #106 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – December Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #296 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: December Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: December Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1950 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #23 – Anything Goes
Cardstock/Paper: Graphic45 Botanical Tea 6×6 papers, American Crafts Vanilla, Kale, Plum and Peacock cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up And Many More stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Impression Obsession Small Bow die
Accessories: MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice green, purple and blue rhinestones
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)