Friday, September 14, 2012

Christmas Shimmer

Hello again! I had an open stamping event earlier this evening and I made a promise to myself that I would actually stamp and not just sit, talk, and eat (like I normally do). I am happy to report that I made FOUR cards! This has to be a new record!

The first card I made was for this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. They are celebrating their first anniversary and the challenge is to make a card using any of their past sketches. I chose sketch #19 and flipped it on its side (because I can never just do a sketch the way it is designed). I am not one to brag, but I just LOVE this card. It might be my favorite card that I have ever made! So sparkly and pretty! OK, enough talking about it, here it is...

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, More Merry Messages
Paper: Core'dinations Early Espresso CS, Cherry Cobbler CS, Very Vanilla CS, Champagne Glimmer
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Ornament Framelits, Tasteful Trim die, Lacy Brocade EF, sanding block, glue dots, dimensionals

Here is a trick for getting a border of glimmer paper around your ornaments- cut the ornament shape out of the glimmer paper with the framelit, then cut your stamped ornament with scissors and layer them. The framelits leave enough border around the stamped image to produce this sparkly edging for the ornament. I discovered this trick after seeing this card made by Jennifer Brum.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Here is the sketch that I chose. Be sure to stop by Freshly Made Sketches to play along and wish them a happy anniversary!


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I think some bragging is definitely in order! This is fantastic! This is so elegant with the embossed background and glimmer paper. This is such a beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for joining our anniversary challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Sannes

This card is gorgeous! I love all of the sparkle - perfect for a Christmas creation. Thanks for joining us at FMS!

Jen Timko

Well, this card is worth being super proud of! It is gorgeous! I'm sure your stampers were wow'd too!! Love this take on the sketch, Marla. Glad you joined us for this special week at FMS!


My goodness this is stunning. lovin' that you sanded the background and the ornament is simply elegant. Thank you for joining us for our first anniversary at Freshly Made Sketches!


Sparkly perfection! :) You made a stunner here my friend! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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