‘Tis the season to be jolly…
I’m having a jolly good time getting into the Christmas mood a little earlier this year and creating a ton of Christmas cards! How do you make yours? Do you batch create the same design or do you switch things up a bit? I’m afraid I must have creative ADD because I just can’t seem to make the same card twice but it DOES mean lots of variety and fun crafting time.
A great place to start creating is always a sketch challenge and today I’m creating along with the latest MFT Stamps challenge…
Looking for a great sketch challenge? Be sure to check out this week’s MFT Stamps sketch, #MFTWSC304. Today’s sketch is an easy one to play with featuring a beautiful large oval shape, and I’ve kept it extremely close to the original. I hope you’ll join in the challenge for some creative time! You can find all the details here on the MFT Challenge Blog. If you’ve never played along, it’s super fun and easy. I hope you’ll join us!
I wanted to do something with an oval frame for this sketch so I pulled out the recently released Stitched Oval Scallop Edge Frames Die-namics and just started playing around. It came to mind to fill the middle of the frame with some fun die-cuts and while I was looking for a background die, I came across the Quilt Square Cover-Up Die-namics. Turned on the angle it fits int the oval perfectly and those lovely straight lines brought to mind a stained glass window. Behind the white layers, I’ve added a layer of vellum and then Sno Cone Card Stock. Layering the vellum over the card stock really gives a soft look to the window area.
Quick Tip: Layer a Cover-Up (background die) under a die-cut frame and trim away the excess for a fun and unique look.
To create the main images in the design, I absolutely love the Winter Warmth stamp set and Winter Warmth Die-namics. So pretty and festive. It’s a set from last year but I love revisiting sets that I love over and over and over.
For the sentiment, I chose the fa la la la la from the LJD Trim the Tree Stamp Set and stamped it onto a banner die-cut from Blueprints 12 Die-namics. As you can see it’s folded down on the left hand side to make a fun little banner accent.
You can find all the supplies used listed and linked below for your convenience. I hope you find some time to get sketchy! There’s always a chance to win something fab!
Until next time…