It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC54. You'll find the sketch on Karen Giron's blog The Sweetest Thing.
For today's card I figured I'd use the sketch for my Christmas-card-of-the-week. Seems like if I don't get it done on Sundays it gets pushed back and sometimes I forget about it.
I reached for my Cool Yule set from MFT. I used the penguin from this set last year but the bear and bird were still uninked so they took the starring role in my card today. I stamped the images onto Choice Snow White and coloured them with copics. The bird is popped for dimension and I added some white Liquid Applique to his hat.
I realized as I was deciding on my patterned papers that I should have stamped the image on Buttercream instead of white to coordinate with the October Afternoon Good Cheer paper. Instead of starting over I coloured in the background with my E41 copic. That's when my happy accident occured...the bear was left completely white and really popped against the background...sweet! I'd love to say I planned that but I didn't, and I couldn't be more pleased with my happy accident. I coated the bear with Sugar Sparkly Fluff (that I picked up from the Our Craft Lounge booth at CHA) to give him a furry look.
I used Buttercream for the card base (which is 5.25 inches square) and sentiment banner. The baja blue layer is stitched to Prism Blush Red Dark and the scalloped edge is old olive. I layered an olive circle with a ghost snowflake, a punched snowflake and a corduroy brad. I love the look of all the layers together to create the wintery accent.
I hope you'll play along with this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch and link your creation using the Mr. Linky tool on Karen's Blog. If you're looking for a little more inspiration just pop over to see what the other Sweet Sunday Stampers have created.
and Karen Giron
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