FMS #43 and Sneak Peek

Good morning! How is everyone doing today? I’m doing well, I’m off to Vermont a little later on with my friend Kim. I’m going to go and pick her up from the city and off we go. I’m looking forward to seeing some friends up there and enjoying all of the beautiful scenery. I’ll post some pictures on Friday. 🙂

Today’s post is from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. Tui has give us this sketch to work with…

I wanted to load this card up with some sneak peeks so I decided the easiest way to do that would be to make a Christmas card. The base of my card is Very Vanilla. I added a piece of Be Of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper to it for the background. The piece of Gumball Green Card Stock is stamped with the new Border Banter Stamp Set* in Gumball Green. Another piece of Be Of Good Cheer DSP is placed on top of that. The main panel is a piece of Chocolate Chip. On top of that I embossed a piece of the new Core’dinations Card Stock* in Cherry Cobbler with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*. I used the Stampin’ Sanding System*, consisting of a new sanding block with replaceable sanding sheets and the Core’dinations Dust Buddy*, to sand the card stock and reveal the lighter inside. It gives it a really cool texture and almost a velvet feel to the sanded parts. The mittens are from the Make A Mitten Stamp Set* and are stamped in Gumball Green and the snowflakes are stamped in Chocolate Chip. I punched them out with the Mitten Builder Punch*. The greeting is from the Tags til Christmas Stamp Set and is also stamped in Gumball Green and punched out with the 1″ Square Punch and backed by a piece of Gumball Green Card Stock punched out with the 1 1/4″ Square Punch. I mounted the mittens and the greeting to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A piece of Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon and a piece of Champagne Glimmer Paper* punched out with the Merry Minis Punch Pack finish off the card. I hope that you enjoyed all of the sneak peeks and that you liked this week’s Freshly Made Sketches card. Thank you so much for visiting and have a great day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Gumball Green and Chocolate Chip

Specialty Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler Core’dinations*

Ink: Gumball Green and Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Make A Mitten*, Border Banter* and Tags til Christmas Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: Be Of Good Cheer

Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer Paper*

Embellishments: Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*, Mitten Builder Punch*, Merry Minis Punch Pack*, 1″ Suare Punch, 1 1/4″ Square Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2012 Holiday Catalog (Available August 1st)

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