This sketch is Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try 11/15/08. I used an unusual combination, didn't I? ... Season of Joy stamp set with Manchester designer paper. Stampin' Up!'s Season of Joy has GOT to be one of the most brilliantly designed stamp sets I've ever owned ... one of my all-time favorites for sure! I really wanted to use this image with something that I'd never seen before, and something that wasn't so "obviously Christmas". Manchester DP with the colors of Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, and Very Vanilla seemed like the perfect choice.
Did you know that some of the elements of the Priceless Classy Brass Template also coordinate with the stamp set Season of Joy? That's how I was able to paper pierce the Always Artichoke CS circles behind the three snowflakes. The snowflakes are stamped in Baja Breeze ink onto Very Vanilla CS and a dew drop (non-SU) adorns the center.
The main image from Season of Joy is stamped in Always Artichoke Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla CS, then again with Baja Breeze Classic Ink onto another piece of Very Vanilla CS. The three Baja Breeze poinsettia images were punched out with the 1/2" Circle Punch and the snowflake in the center of the "O" was punched out with the 3/4" Circle Punch. All were popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals, and a dot of Diamond Stickles (non-SU) was placed in the centers. Always Artichoke Brads are the "O" in "SEASON" and the dot of the explanation point. The Baja Breeze "&" was also cut out and popped up on a Stampin' Dimensional.
Stamps: Season of Joy
Paper: Manchester DP, Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, and Very Vanilla CS
Ink: Always Artichoke and Baja Breeze Classic Ink Pads, Versamark
Embellishments: Always Artichoke Brads, Diamond Stickles (non-SU), Dew Drops (non-SU)
Tools: Priceless Classy Brass Template, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1 1/4" Circle Punches
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals
Thanks for all the sweet comments you've been leaving lately! They mean so much to me! I can hardly wait to get home after work to see if there's any new comments waiting for me! Sounds like you really like the concept of iPICKS in my previous post ... I hope you've been inspired by those awesome projects as much as I have, and I've already begun creating next week's list! Have a FANTASTIC day!