Welcome to our final hop for the year. This time we have a sketch challenge as our theme. Here’s a look at the sketch that Fiona came up with…
And here’s what I came up with based on this sketch…
We were challenged at On Stage November 2018 to create simple cards that used mainly paper, stamps & ink. I accepted this challenge as I find it difficult to keep things simple at times & I’ve been loving it as it’s been helping now that I’m back working part time again! #simplestamping for the win 😊
Here’s a closer look at the Christmas Wreath card…
Checks and plaid are in right now & I thought I’d have a go at a rustic Christmas Card. This sketch made it so easy to create this simple but effective card. The wreath, which I love & have used countless times already, is a great focal piece.
I added some rhinestones to create the berries & I coloured them in with both the Dark Cherry Cobbler & Dark Blackberry Bliss Blends to match the Merry Merlot ribbon & cardbase.
Now let’s take a look at the Butterfly card…
This card uses some sneak peek products that will be available in January 2019 when the new Occasions Catalogue goes live. The butterfly was cut out from a sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP) only available as part of next year’s Sale-A-Bration (SAB) promotion. If you don’t already know, SAB is our annual promotion & the products on offer this time is not to be missed. So if you’d like to get a copy of the new Occasions & SAB catalogues, be sure to sign up to my mailing list.
Anyway, I digress, so let’s come back to the card – I created the Lemon Lime Twist background with tone on tone stamping. A quick fussy cut of the butterfly & you have a pretty focal piece. I then stamped the sentiment on a strip of Whisper White & flagged the end.
I popped the butterfly & sentiment up on some Stampin’ Dimensionals to add interest. Here’s a close up of what I mean…
The wings of the butterfly are off the card with Dimensionals only in the centre of the body. I curled the sentiment slightly with my bone folder and then popped one side up with two layers of Dimensionals. You can easily step these cards up with more embellishments by adding some metallic thread or rhinestones.
TIP: To create the triangle pieces, I cut a 10cm x 10cm square piece of DSP/cardstock to start with. Then I cut it in half on the diagonal to create the triangle pieces. If you are using a note card (or any other size) instead, just measure the width of the card front & cut a square piece that’s approximately 0.5cm or 1/2″ smaller.
Thanks for joining me today. I hope these projects have inspired you to create some projects using our sketch & also to give #simplestamping a try 😊
Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget to hop along and be inspired by the other projects featuring some gorgeous Christmas projects from the rest of the amazing Global Stampers team.
Click forward to hop to Ann from Australia or back to Robbie from USA
Here’s a list of the Global Stampers in case you get lost:
- Alicia Yap (you are here)
- Ann Lewis
- Fiona Whitten
- Robbie Rubala
- Valérie Perlin (not taking part this time)
Thanks for hopping along with us today. Valérie will no longer be hopping with us & we want to thank her for her commitment to us over the past 2 1/2 years. She has been an inspiration to me & I wish her well for her future endeavours & know that we will stay in touch 😊
We will also be taking a break next month & will be back again in February 2019 with some changes and a fresh new look, so be sure to check back in again then!
Until next time, sending you lots of crafty hugs!