Stamp-Off Friday Sketch Challenge

Stamp-Off Friday Sketch Challenge

It’s time for another Friday Stamp Off with Susan, Jackie, and me. This week, we have a sketch challenge for you.

This sketch was inspired by a swap I received from my dear friend Linda Wicks. I loved Linda’s card, so it’s living on as this sketch.

Here’s my take on it.

Brightly Lit Christmas, Stampin' Up!Aside from the crooked sentiment, I’m really happy with this. I used the Christmas around the World Designer Series Paper for the background. The lamppost is one of the Christmas Lamppost Thinlits Dies. Of course, I bundled these with the Brightly Lit Christmas stamp set to save 10%. The wreath and the bow are two of the stamps that have coordinating thinlits.

When I pulled out my thinlits, there was one that had three little coffee cup looking diecuts. Sandy was stamping with me, and I asked her what in the world they were. We were both dumbfounded for a minute, so I took them to the Big Shot. As I was finishing cutting and having my “Aha!” moment, Sandy said, “Is it for the lights?”  The die-cuts fit perfectly behind the lights, so they are “Brightly Lit.” Fun! The lights are Crushed Curry, and the lamppost, obviously is Basic Black.

I decided to add a wreath, so I stamped it in Garden Green. The berries are a separate stamp, and I used Cherry Cobbler for those. Very traditional Christmas! I was going to add a Cherry Cobbler bow, but I wanted to pull in just a touch more Pool Party. I stamped the outline in Island Indigo and the bow in Pool Party.

The Merry Christmas sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. And, yes, I should have used a stamp positioner! If I send this, I’ll probably restamp it on a tag.

You’ll definitely want to see what Jackie and Susan created this week. I always look forward to seeing their creations. I try to guess what they’ll use, and I’m usually wrong. They’re so creative, so do check out what they’ve made for you.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!


About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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6 Responses to Stamp-Off Friday Sketch Challenge

  1. Jackie says:

    Buffy, this is wonderful. I matches the sketch perfectly, but is such a quaint, lovely Christmas card with that beautiful color combination

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Susan Horr says:

    Very cute card. I’m glad you figured out what that die was because I love that the lights are lit!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. debsmart says:

    Awesome card – and just in time for me to CASE! LOL 🙂 I just got this set, and haven’t used it yet, but can’t wait. Thanks for the tip on ‘lighting’ the lanterns!

    Liked by 1 person

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