Friday, October 13, 2017

Merry Patterns for Freshly Made Sketches

I've had the Merry Patterns for a while now, but haven't had the right opportunity to use it yet, so when I saw the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge this week, I knew the time had come! Here's the banner:

I love the look of the little Polaroid photo frame on the split background. Originally, I was going to do one each of the candles and the reindeer, but time got away on me today! It's been a really busy one, and I only had time to use the candles.  Here's a closer look:

  • The candles are a 4 step stamping process. There's the black outline, then the yellow flames, then two different pattern stamps to fill them in. It's pretty cool how accurately they fit together!
  • I used a Stitched Shape square framelit to die cut the candle panel to add to the polaroid frame. I still love the finished look of the stitched edge.
  • The Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack creates a warm, rustic feel for this Christmas card. It works particularly well with Cherry Cobbler.
  • A gold Year of Cheer Embellishment topped with a Regal Enamel Shape makes a great finishing touch for this design.

If you are interested in getting the Merry Patterns stamp set, you can only earn it with host rewards. My calendar for October is pretty well booked up now, but it's still possible for you to earn it with a catalogue party or an on-line party. Contact me to set something up!

That's all for today everyone! Have a great weekend!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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  1. Hello Heather: I apologize for uploading my card to the As You See It Challenge without following the requirement of making it in 10 min. or less.
    I already removed the card from the gallery but I will definitely make another one tomorrow and participate in this fun challenge.
    When I saw the picture with those beautiful colors, I just went with it.
    I'm going to challenge myself to create a card under 10 minutes, I never have done this but sounds like fun.
    Big Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

  2. No worries, Maria! It's not a common challenge so it was an easy oversight. I'm looking forward to seeing your new one!

  3. Beautifully done! I love the little sprigs of greenery placed in front of the candles. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  4. How pretty this is! Love the wood background for this pretty image. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!


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