Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #431

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I'm sorry about not posting last week.  I'm pretty sure I threw away the card I made because I couldn't find it anywhere.  I saw some really cute cards by players and I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and we're sponsored by Pink & Main.  I purchased stamps and dies to share a couple of ideas with you.  My cards, yes, cards... plural.  I made two to share with you!  My cards feature stamps and dies called Christmas Window.

My first card features the stamps and the window die...

I colored the image using Prismacolor pencils.  I think when I picked this stamp I envisioned making a shaker card but I'm not sure how I thought I was going to do this.  The image was a lot of fun to color - even the teeny tiny details, it was just relaxing.  I finished the card by embossing the base panel with a chevron pattern and adding washi tape that actually says Happy Holidays but you can only see Happy Days.  I guess that works, too.

Check out these details...

Here's my second card and it features the sentiment and holly that comes with the window die...

Lori Whitlock has a couple of layering cards in the Silhouette Online shop and I've had these forever.  I hadn't used them but thought this burst one would be perfect for my base card.  My lighting wasn't great, but the actual card base is School House Red by Simon Says Stamp.  I cut the 3 layers of the burst using my Silhouette Cameo and glued those together.  I cut the sentiment and used the negative piece - behind it is another strip of card stock covered with washi tape.  I colored the holly using Distress Oxide inks Candy Apple and Cracked Pistachio.

Well, we'll see you over at the TMS blog and be sure to visit the team.  They are the best around.


Have a great day!

4 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jenée said...

The DT sample is really cute. The window pane image is so very sweet and traditional Christmas. The second card is so YOU! I really like the layers and the cut out joy backed with the tape is lovely. Two super great cards!

Carol L said...

I love your cute little window scene with so many details to take in and the "happy days" reminds me of that good old TV show I grew up with :) The 2nd card is incredible with those layered die-cuts - wow!! SO beautiful!

Debbie said...

These are both wonderful!! The window is such a fun image, and I love the layered front of the second card!!!

Janice M said...

Great cards Melissa! I LOVE that 2nd loads of layers cards though. So classy and elegant.

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