Before I get to my card for this week's new Freshly Made Sketches challenge I wanted to tell you about a little glitch with my blog post yesterday. And by glitch I mean I forgot to hit Publish! So you may have missed my little tag for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags and a chance to win a fabulous prize. Click HERE to go to that post.
Today's post is all about the new sketch designed by Linda at Freshly Made Sketches. It's clean, simple and just chock full of white space. And it's also got lots of room for interpretation!
I started out my card by trying some watercoloring and I really don't know why I bothered. I was watching a video tutorial on YouTube about creating a watercolor background against a collage of embossed sentiments and my first attempt predictably looked pretty bad. But the good news is that I realized I didn't need an embossed background and fancy watercolors to create a cool look with lots of sentiments. So I scrapped what I had and recreated the look by stamping the Christmas greetings in lots of colors.
You also will have noticed that my card is sort of a reverse image of the sketch. My bow and poinsettia are on the opposite side and it's only because I used a piece of blue painters tape to hold down the cardstock while I lined up and stamped the sentiments. When I took it off it ripped the cardstock a bit and the poinsettia covers up the blemish perfectly. To balance it out I just put the little bow on the opposite side too. I'm such a rebel, but I think Linda will be ok with it!
Don't forget to check out the amazing inspiration from the Freshly Made Sketches design team. I hope you can join us in the gallery this week!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Tis the Season Sentiments (Papertrey Ink); Joyous Noel (Verve
Paper: Soft Stone, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink); Whisper White (SU
Ink: Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones (SU); baker's twine