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.
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!