Here's the sketch by the talented Amanda:
It has a little bit of a shabby-chic feel to it but not over the top. Here's my take on the sketch:
- In keeping with my retreat designing duties, I've again used DSP from the Winter Frost collection. I love how it uses a lot the blue-greens we have currently: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo and Pool Party.
- I used the Perfect Pennants Bigz L die to die cut the two doily shapes in Coastal Cabana and Silver Foil. Underneath those I added a Tea Lace Paper Doily folded just off of halfway for half-circle of slightly different lengths.
- The stamp set is A Banner Christmas, and I also used the small snowflake from Snow Day, inked in Encore Silver Metallic Ink, on the Whisper White flag.
- See that blue rhinestone? Yes, it's one of our Rhinestone Basic Jewels coloured with a turquoise Sharpie.
- I used Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon to tie a little fork bow for the top.
That's all there is to it. You could definitely make one like this!
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Stamps: Snow Day (w131892; c131895); A Banner Christmas (w130252; c130255
Paper: Winter Frost Specialty Design Series Paper (132341); Silver Foil Sheets (132178); Smoky Slate Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock (132131); Coastal Cabana (131297), Island Indigo (122923) and Whisper White (100730) cardstock
Ink: Silver Encore Metallic Ink (132142); Classic Stampin' Pads in Island Indigo (126986)
Accessories: 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Bermuda Bay (131206); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246); Tea Lace Doilies (129399)
Tools: Perfect Pennants Bigz L die (123126); Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275)
A Banner Christmas
Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Snow Day Stamp Set
Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die
Encore Silver Metallic Ink
Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper