Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! If you’ve been following along, you’ll be guessing this is sketch week – and you’d be right! I feel sure that all our ladies have made some beautiful projects for you, so be sure to hop thru all their blogs when you get done here! 🙂
Here’s the sketch in question:
Since it’s June and hot and quite obviously summer, I decided to go ahead and make a Christmas card! I’ve been just itching to use the new Sheet Music background stamp and so… I did! And I added in a little Peace This Christmas and some Christmas Pines. Take a look-see:
So to begin, I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock and embossed it with the new Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF. Folks – I’m really loving these new dynamic TIEFS – the embossed images are so deep and realistic!! I’m sorry it’s so hard to see in the pictures! 🙁
Next up, I took a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and stamped the Sheet Music image on it with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I cut it so it would leave some space at the bottom to allow my embossed Cherry Cobbler mat to show thru, and SNAILd it to the mat.
I wrapped a length of new Garden Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon around the card front and secured it in the back with scotch tape.
My sentiment, from the Peace This Christmas stamp set, is stamped in Cherry Cobbler on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut out with a circle Stitched Shapes Framelits. I popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I pulled out the carrying-over Pretty Pines Thinlits (thank you thank you, Stampin’ Up!!) and cut two pine boughs from Garden Green card stock.
Then I used the small pine cone image in the Christmas Pines stamp set to heat emboss a pine cone in Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Then I cut it with its matching Pretty Pines die.
Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the pine boughs and pine cone to the card front. Then I tied a small bow from 1/4″ Copper Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot. And that was it for the card front!
On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Peace This Christmas in Cherry Cobbler ink on a Very Vanilla panel. I surrounded it with Garden Green pine sprigs – also from Peace This Christmas. And, finally, I added a bow cut from Copper Foil, using the small bow die in the Pretty Pines Thinlits.
It seemed like it needed to tie to the front of the card just a little tiny more, so I made “stitches” with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker. Then I SNAILd it to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another sprig of pine (Peace This Christmas) in Garden Green, and a heat embossed pine cone (Christmas Pines) in Copper on the front…
…and a couple of pine sprigs and Cherry Cobbler “stitches” on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Christmas in June! Love love love the new Sheet Music background stamp. Love love love the Pinewood Plank Dynamic TIEF. And – my love for the Pretty Pines Thinlits is known far and wide! Hope you like and are putting it all on your wish lists!!
Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!
If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi Gray’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!
Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!
Have fun on the Hop!
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Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!
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1. Gather up some friends – near or far
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5. YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (sentiment); 3 3/4″ x 4 3/8″ (card front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Pretty Pines pine cone
Garden Green Card Stock: Pretty Pines pine boughs
Copper Foil: Pretty Pines bow on inside of card
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!