8/31 Tree Trimmings Sketch Card

Welcome! This post is featuring a sketch by Stamping 411 as you can see to the left. It's a great one and perfect for me to test out one of the freebie sets I got this year at Convention called Tree Trimmings. I also played with Shimmer Paint . . . not so noticeable in in the picture but very shimmery in person. This is one of the cards that my customers will make at my Christmas Dozen class coming up in September. It will be fun to have every one play with those Jumbo Grommets . . . I think it makes the perfect accent on this card.
Do you like the patterned paper? It's a sneak peek from the Holiday Mini that debuts tomorrow! It's a specialty paper called Christmas Cocoa. (The name is wonderful, don't you agree?!) Anyway, some of the paper is shiny and some of it is flocked!! This is a piece that is flocked . . . the white part is fuzzy-like and so, so touchable! The olive taffeta ribbon is also making its first appearance on the SU scene via the Holiday Mini Catalog. It's part of a Ribbon Originals called Mistletoe. (Another darling name!)
So how did I use the shimmer paint? Exactly like they told me to at Convention! haha! (I've never claimed to be an original thinker!! lol!) This is what I did. I picked one of the translucent paints . . . in this case Frost White and gave it a good shake. After I took the cap off the jar of paint, picked up a sponge dauber and put it in the cap. That allowed me to pick up just the right amount of paint. Then, I inked up my ornament and dabbed the dauber onto the inked up image. . . stamp like normal and ta da . . . a shimmery image. It's sort of glittery looking . . . and no glittery mess to clean up afterwards.
Have a happy day! Shopping is 24-7 at my SU website!
Stamp: Tree Trimmings (116722)
Paper: Handsome Hunter (105122), Old Olive (100702), Whisper White (100730), Debuting September 1: Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper (116770)
Ink: Real Red (103133), Handsome Hunter (105215)
Accessories: Basic Jumbo Grommets (114348), Clear Rhinestone Brads (113144), Dimensionals (104430), Debuting September 1: Mistletoe Ribbon Originals (116792), Silver Elastic Cord (109866)


jaydee said…
This is gorgeous....love your use of this set - and the colors. Mmmm... maybe I might have to invest in this set now :-) Great take on the sketch. TFS
Selene Kempton said…
Beautiful Job with this sketch!
Kay I really like this! They look like they are ready to come off the card and go onto the tree. Do they?
Maggie said…
Awesome card - I love how you used the jumbo grommet!
Norine said…
love the card and really like the papers
Susan (rainy) said…
Oh this is beautiful! I love that torn edge on the dp and the ornaments are so elegant.