Sunday, September 14, 2014

Gifts of Joy

Hi there and welcome back!  Today I have a card to share made for this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  It's another Christmas card with a stamp that had not yet been inked up.  I'm also entering my card in the current SUO Challenge to use an embellishment (here is the link

The stamp I used is Bearing Gifts.  I have to say I've fallen in love with this stamp.  The joy it captures just warms my heart!  ; - )

I love how simple this card is.  After stamping and coloring the main image, the corners were rounded and mounted on a Soft Sky piece of card stock.  I cut off the sentiment and instead restamped it in Versamark on a strip of Cherry Cobbler then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

After trying a couple of color combinations I settled on primary colors of Mossy Meadow, Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake, with Blush Blossom (retired) for their cheeks, Hello Honey for the hair, Basic Gray for the boy's feet and Sahara Sand for shading.

Aren't those stars so sweet?  The new Confetti Stars punch was used to punch them out of a Silver Glimmer paper remnant (I keep every scrap of those papers!).  I liked the rustic look with the Crumb Cake card base, but adding a bit of sparkle with the stars, Glimmer brad and a bit of Dazzling Detail on the bear's cap.  Of course, one of those little stars hides a boo boo that occurred when I repositioned the sentiment.  Very handy!

Thanks for dropping by and, as always, your visit and comment are so appreciated!  Be sure to use the links above and check out the FMS and SUO challenges and all the wonderful inspiration!



Product details:
Stamps:  Bearing Gifts
Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Blush Blossom, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Versamark
Other:  Stampin' Emboss White embossing powder, Glimmer brad, Confetti Stars punch, Corner Rounder punch, Blender pen


Susangail Powell said...

Love your card - such a fun image!!

Karren said...

This is such a gorgeous image and you've turned it into a fabulous card. Your coloring looks fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Kim S said...

The image makes me smile! You have colored it beautifully and I think it is perfect with this sketch because it keeps the whole focus on the darling image. Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Julie Gearinger said...

This is so cute and full of joy! Love your coloring and use of the sketch as well as the sweet embellishment details that you added! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

Stacey said...

This is such a happy card; it brings a smile to my face. I really like your use of the confetti stars; I may have to order that punch after all. You did a beautiful job with your coloring, even adding rosy cheeks to the children! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO this week.

Connie Babbert said...

Oh...I've really wanted this stamp, but didn't know if I'd use've tipped me over! On my next order! Love the colors and all the details. Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this week!

Karen Barber said...

I love this stamp!! I love this card!! awesome job on the challenge!