Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #432

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it’s a little challenging but there is so much inspiration on the blog you’ll have your creative juices overflowing.

Our friend Bonnie of We Are 3 is sponsoring us again. My card features her beautiful digital papers, Color Me Christmas.  When I designed this sketch, the side stair step card and dies were what I had in mind.  But I love how this turned out - it’s better than what I was originally thinking.

I printed two of the papers that come in the paper pack. When I originally printed, I had the piece with the tree too small but that worked out okay anyway.  I enlarged it and then copy/pasted it and flipped it so that I could extend the blue part of the paper and I cut off the tree that was on the right side. I hope that makes sense.  Then I just added the other papers and I really love the one I used on the steps in it ombré beauty.  It worked perfectly with the snow drift dies from Simon Says Stamp.

I then decorated the trees with Stickles, blue glittery gel pen and then added some silver snowflake stickers for the stars on the trees.  I added the sentiment that also came in paper pack, using one of “the original dies” - that’s what I call the first sets of dies that came out from Spellbinders.  Before taking the sentiment out of the die I used the gel pen to draw the inside of the die and then added ribbon.  Do you recognize the ribbon?  This was from Stampin’ Up! from several years ago!  It’s been a long time since I put ribbon on a card!  I do wish the pictures looked as good as I thought they did on my phone.  I was also trying to capture the sparkle and I just didn't.

Anyway, I’m really super pleased with this card and guess what.... it’ll still mail with a single stamp!

Okay head on over to the TMS blog to join in the fun!  And be sure to visit the team, too.


Have a great day!

3 Encouraging Thoughts:

Carol L said...

This is so pretty with those gorgeous trees! I love the step card design and beautiful colors, and I think my ribbon dies may have gone rusty from not using them in such a long time! lol Way to bring back the ribbon!

Jenée said...

This card is absolutely STUNNING! You outdid yourself, girl. LUV, LUV, LUV what you've done.

Debbie said...

This is beautiful, Melissa!! It really makes the sketch come alive!!

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