FMS267 A Happy Wonderful Christmas

I hope this post makes it out there in the real world.  My little world has a sick modem that’s travelling to the Comcast store as I type this.  My husband turned my iPad into a “Hot Spot” for my laptop (somehow connects my laptop to the internet, I guess ????).  Let’s hope it helps me make this post go live!

This week at Freshly Made Sketches, our extraordinarily wonderful Jennifer Timko, has a sketch challenge for you to play with.  Clean, simple, perfect inspiration for a tired holiday brain.

fms267-wonderful-wreath-senCan you see how easy it can be to pull something together with a well-designed sketch?  And to make it fast and easy, it’s primarily just cut papers, a few die cuts and a stamped and embossed sentiment.

fms267-pretty-pinesI couldn’t get it to show it the photos, but I put a glue dot on each snowflake sequin and covered it with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  It’s subtle and pretty.  The sentiment was done in two steps with my Misti.  I used a piece of masking tape for stamping and stamped the sentiment on it.  Then I cut between the words so I could pull the appropriate pieces back to stamp the “Happy” and “Christmas”, replace them, and then pull back the center to stamp the “wonderful” in VersaMark to heat emboss with gold.

fms267-jen-tWell, I think this pretty much wraps up Christmas cards for me this year, except for my immediate family.  Thanks, Jennifer Timko, for a great sketch and for all you do for our team and for all of our stamping friends.

I hope you’ve been inspired by Jennifer’s sketch and that you’ll play along and share with us.  We need inspiration, too!  🙂

Happy Stamping!

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  1. Jen Timko

    Aren’t computers awesome….until they aren’t?!! So glad this one made it out into the blogosphere. What a pretty, pretty card! The little snowflake sequins are a nice touch.

  2. Robin Feicht

    Beautiful winter card! Your pinecone and greenery is gorgeous!

  3. Jen Mitchell

    This is so beautiful Cindy with the pine cone and pine sprigs. I love how you did the sentiment with the gold embossed part surrounded by the festive red parts. A wonderful festive card all around!

  4. KarrenJ

    So, so beautiful! Loving all the little details like the snowflakes!

  5. Cécile R

    Oh Cindy! You created such an elegant card! Love the color palette and the delicate way you arranged all the elements Great sentiment too

  6. Jen Brum

    Beautiful Christmas card Cindy! I love that pinecone and boughs! The snowflakes are gorgeous too! Love it!

  7. Debora Chandler

    How did you do the beautiful little snowflakes?

    1. Cindy Hall

      Hi Debora! The snowflakes are sequins, just a shiny white. I added a glue dot to the center and stuck it in the Dazzling Diamonds glitter before adhering to the card with another glue dot, which elevates it oh-so-slightly and makes the white snowflake show up better against the white background. I hope this helps!

  8. Debora Chandler

    So pretty, I love the white card.

  9. Linda Callahan

    Gorgeous! Love the soft colors and sweet snowflakes!

  10. Amy O'Neill

    Oh, I love this, Cindy! Those little snowflakes are gorgeous! Glad to see you back this week!

    1. Cindy Hall

      Thanks, Amy! So glad to be stamping again!

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