Saturday, October 4, 2014

Ho, Ho, Ho Home

Hello and welcome back!  I hope you were able to get crafty today in celebration of World Card Making day!  I worked on several cards for an upcoming bazaar, and also made time to finish a card using this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

I knew immediately what I wanted to make when I saw this fabulous sketch.  I recently ordered the Holiday Home bundle and was thrilled to be able to break it out for this card.

I started with a Cherry Cobbler base, then layered on a piece of Under the Tree dsp.  The cute little house was stamped on a scrap of Stampin' Up! Kraft in Memento Tuxedo Black, then colored with Blendabilities.  Once that was done, I used Basic Black and Garden Green markers to color the string of lights and stamp just under the eaves of the roof (this set just tickles me with all it's small details).  A white gel pen colored the window and door frames and the top of the chimney.

The background was made by masking off the areas for the snow and the moon with a Post It note, then sponging Soft Sky and  Night of Navy.  Santa and the reindeer were then stamped across the full moon that was inked up with a sponge dauber and So Saffron ink.  The stars were stamped in Whisper White Craft ink.  I knew there was a good chance that they would not be terribly vibrant atop the dark sky, so when they were mostly dry I added Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details to make them really pop from the sky.

I tried to add a sentiment to represent the small circle in the sketch, but after trying different placements of the tree, the sentiment and the house, I instead settled for a Baker's Twine bow, and stamped the sentiment on the inside.

Thanks so much for the visit and I would love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment.  I hope the remainder of your weekend is enjoyable!



Product details:
Stamps:  Holiday Home
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Kraft, Whisper White, Under the Tree dsp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, So Saffron, Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Garden Green, Basic Black, Whisper White Craft
Other:  Holiday Home framelit; Frosted Sequins; Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details; White Gel pen; Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities; Basic Rhinestones


Karren said...

I love the little scene you've created on this delightful card! I can just about hear Santa's jingle bells LOL. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Christine Blain said...

Stef, I LOVE what you've done with this super-cute stamp set. Great use of colour, and all the fun little details. x

Stephanie Kensy said...

How cute! You've created such a beautiful holiday scene.

Kim S said...

Such a charming scene - it's a perfect pick for this sketch as it shows it off perfectly! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.