ALL YEAR! HA! We all know you have to be good ALL year in order to ensure Santa brings you a gift, right? I’m sure all of you with children make sure your kids know that because it gives you leverage when they are acting up! One of my favorite things to do is mix & match sets, so I went I set out to make a card for this week’s sketch, I wanted to bring out my favorite Whimsical Wishes set, Beary Special!! However, I wanted to do something ‘different’ with it but also make a holiday card.
So I grabbed my A Year of Sweets 3 set with the cuppie in front of the fireplace with letter & cookies for Santa – then the lightbulb went off. I can pair the angel bear with a list for Santa & personalize it with JustRite stamps! Below is a picture of the letter I stamped (with marker on stamp) and omitted the cuppie & plate. Then, I used a marker and filled in the right side of the letter & cut it out. I used papers from Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly which is so fun!! The prism colors I used are Rose Medium & Sunflowers Medium, I got from the TE Store. The JustRite product I used is the 15 pt font and 2” stamper, punched out with 1 1/4” circle.
Here is a close up of the sparkle from Stardust Stickles on the wings & hand drawn halo for the bear. You can see how perfectly the scroll fits in the bears paws – it was meant to be! I just used my craft knife for precision cutting and slipped the letter underneath.
And because I was so happy with this card, and was still on my quest of making a more Laurie Schmidlinesque card, I grabbed a few softer colors from my Jolly by Golly and added some distressing with sponging some caramel ink on the layers. As always, you can see a picture closer up by clicking it.
Here is the close up of this card. On both cards, the center focal die is the new Labels 7 by Spellbinders which, when horizontal, it looks like a book, but I thought it looked great vertical for my sketch & with the cute bear!
Here is Taylor’s sketch for you to try; be sure to leave a comment on Taylor’s blog with the direct link to your blog post or gallery upload using the Mr. Linky service so we can check it out! You're always welcome to play with any of these sketches at any time. COMING SOON! There will be no featured sampler for the next couple weeks as Taylor introduces some new and exciting changes to the sketch challenge.
Be sure to check out the fabulous eye candy the sketch crew has to share with us today:
Before you go - check out the SASI blog to see ALL the winners of the Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash! I hope you had fun & congratulations to ALL the winners!
Hope y’all make time to play with the sketch this week and have a great weekend! ‘See’ ya soon!