It's been a bit since my last post, but I assure you...I have been crafting! ha ha ha..I have just been quite busy with family life and my crafting stuff. I have quite a few things coming up in the next bit. Last week I had my Stampin Card Club. This sunday I have my first christmas stamp camp! I'm super stoked about it!! I think maybe one or two of the cards have been shown already...but there are definitely a few that I haven't shown yet! Then on monday night I have the 4th meeting of Scrapbook Club! Yay!! September's Layout is absolutely adorable if I do say so myself! ha ha ha...I absolutely love it!! So stay tuned for that one!! Anyways, onto my post for today! ha ha ha...This is a card that I might use in my second wave of Christmas Stamp camp! I am sure that I will learn a lot at this stamp camp in terms of what works and what doesn't...but I love love love this card! I used some unconventional christmas colours to get a bit of a vintage feel. But Pool Party has got to be one of the best colours for christmas cards (outside of the usual green/red and white). I just love that colour! I hope some day it makes it into one of the main colour groups!
Stamps: Polar Party, More Merry Messages.
Cardstock: Naturals White, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz (retired but is easily substituted with Certainly Celery), More Mustard.
Ink: Jet Black Staz on, Soft Suede, Pool Party; Pear Pizzazz marker, More Mustard marker, Sahara Sand marker, Bashful Blue marker.
Tools: SNAIL, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin' Sponges, Big Shot, Snowflakes EF.
Accessories: Linen Thread, Pool Party Seam binding, Smooch Spritz (the white one, can't remember the name of the top of my head).
My colouring style is sort of more is less. I find that the more I try to colour in the more I colour outside the lines! Sometimes I feel as if I need to go back to grade school to practice colouring in the lines again!! ha ha ha...good thing I have a two year old to help me practice!!
I also used the smooch spritz and sprayed all over my image (the small white layer) once I was done colouring it. It is hard to tell, but it is a subtle bit of shimmery goodness!!
I used the Merry Monday Sketch for inspiration to get me started. I love this challenge, and I am going to try and participate in this challenge regularly...that may be ambitious, so semi regularly at least...ha ha ha...oh i know myself too well!! anyways, thanks for checking me out! Love to hear your comments!!
Submitted at: Merry Monday #33 - Sketch