A simple sketch challenge – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop Sep’ 2023…

The Stamptastic Friends have got a simple sketch challenge for you today, and I really enjoyed making this card using the Joy of Noel and Christmas Classics bundles from Stampin’ Up!

I was at an all day retreat yesterday using these two sets and I was so inspired to continue to create when I got home. The two stamp sets co-ordinate beautifully together and look so pretty paired with the wintry colours of Pool Party, Lost Lagoon and Blueberry Bushel.

If you would like to have a go at our challenge, you can find the layout at the bottom of the blog post – I would love to see what you create if you do have a go.

The white background here is embossed with the Snowflake Sky 3D embossing folder to give a subtle effect but yet keeping the card design simple and clean looking. The card base colour is Pool Party – such a beautiful colour.

I stamped one of the larger foliage image and then coloured it in with my trusty Stampin’ Blends in Blueberry Bushel, Lost Lagoon and Pool Party, then stamped the smaller holly leaves stamp and coloured this in with Pool Party Blends.

To complement the stamped images I cut out two of the sprigs from Silver Foil (how well does silver go with Pool Party!!) and then layered all of these onto a Pool Party circle die cut using the ever popular Stylish Shapes dies.

On the back of the circle I added a length of sheer silver and white ribbon before layering this whole element onto the card front with dimensionals. All it needed to finish was a sentiment (stamped in Blueberry Bushel) and a few basic rhinestones. This card was so quick to put together that I think I might make it one of my batch made Christmas cards this year!

A simple sketch challenge layout with a circle and a banner with the word greeting on it.

If you would like to check out even more card ideas using this simple sketch challenge, why not have a hop around using the links below – and if you would like to purchase any of the supplies used here today you can do so by clicking on the photo links below.

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Christmas Crafting Special

I am so excited to be bringing you this event, a whole day of crafting together online, with an optional kit sent straight to your door so you can craft along with me, to kick off your Christmas Crafting in style.

The day will include projects, prizes and more, with projects including cards, table favours, tree decorations and my WOW project, an advent calendar in a book!!

I have made the prototype and can’t wait to share it with you all.

The online only event is still open for booking, available worldwide, and will cost £20. The zoom will be accompanied by a full PDF tutorial and everything will be recorded into a dedicated FB group so you can watch or rewatch at your leisure.

Don’t delay, book your place and come and have some fun with us all! Book online here – https://thesongbirdstamper.co.uk/…/christmas-crafting…/

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