Saturday, December 1, 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge 126

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I can't believe it!!! I had this post all ready and saved 2 days ago. I check in a few hours before it's scheduled to post to add my little note above. Lo and behold, the whole post is erased! And there's no button I can hit to bring it back!!!!!! I think I could have cried!

Anyway, enough with that! I was so excited about this post because there was something that I wanted to try out. A few days ago I was looking through my favorite blogs and I stopped by Damask Love. I must have spent an entire morning just reading through her posts. (Sometimes I get so busy that I'm not able to look through all my favorites.) 

Anyway, I couldn't help but admire her photography and layouts. They almost always look like they came straight from magazines! So I tried a little something something of my own. Here it is. :) 

I toggled with my pictures on Adobe Illustrator and came up with this little layout. Hopefully I can make it something more permanent on my blog posts. 

This week's sketch is from my good friend Iwona "Chupa" Palamountain. I love it because it is so open to interpretation. And you know you can change things up a bit if you want. :)


I love this card. It has so many yummy details that I hope you will love too. First off, I dry embossed the kraft background with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. Then I rubbed some white pigment ink on the raised surfaces of the snowflakes to make them pop. Then I distressed the edges with another Tim Holtz tool.

I stamped and die cut the ornament from 2011 Holiday Ornaments in Aqua Mist. Then I stamped it again and heat embossed it in silver. I trimmed out portions of it and only kept the center with the reindeers. Then I attached it with some foam adhesive over the ornament. I also hand sewed the edges of the stamped image. I thought it made the card look more rustic. 

I also stamped some images from Festive Foliage and hand cut them. I attached them on the upper left hand corner of the ornament. I also heat embossed a sentiment from Compliments of the Season Two. I die cut it and placed it over the Festive Foliage.

Then for my main sentiment, I stamped this from Yonder Star twice. One in brown and the other in aqua mist. I cut a portion of the aqua mist and adhered in on top of the brown one. I cut the sentiment out and distressed the edges before adhering it onto the card.

I hope you like my card for this week's challenge. Please join us for some inky fun over at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. The other Mischief Makers have more cards/projects to show you. So make sure to head on over to their blogs to leave them some love. I'll be back with more cards tomorrow! :)


  1. Just when I think you couldn't get any better you do! This is gorgeous.

  2. Fabulous!! Love the colors and mix of colors n the sentiment, all the stitching, distressing....oh just's perfect!! Love your pics too!

  3. Another gorgeous card, Jean! Love your work! Just fabulous! Hugs



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