stamp sets - Bordering on Romance, Pocket Pals; ink - Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red; Stampin' Write markers - Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride; card stock - Baja Breeze, Naturals White; designer series paper - Twitterpated; Big Shot and Adorning Accents Edgelits die; antique brads, Blushing Bride pleated ribbon, Stampin' DimensionalsThe Bordering on Romance stamp set, Blushing Bride pleated ribbon, and Twitterpated designer series paper are not styles I would usually be attracted to, but they were a specially bundled deal offered to me as a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, so I thought I would give something new a try. (They will be available starting January 4 from the Occasions mini catalog.) I used sketch CCMC182 from Create with Connie and Mary to put it all together. Happily, the sumptuous pleated ribbon qualifies this card for the Shopping Our Stash challenge to "Tie it up!", even though it's brand new and not from my stash. The sentiment stamp is an old favorite, though!
Although the techniques aren't new, and I've tried both before, it remains challenging for me to color images (and be pleased with the results), but since practicing to improve skills is another common "new year" adventure, I used Stampin' Write markers on the card above and a blender pen on this card:
stamp sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Teeny Tiny Wishes; ink - Real Red, Cherry Cobbler; card stock - Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi; specialty designer series paper - Holly Berry Bouquet; blender pen, Stampin' Dimensionals
The sketch came from Freshly Made Sketches. The Fifth Avenue Floral stamp is another old favorite; the Holly Berry Bouquet specialty designer series paper was new in the Holiday mini catalog, but will only be available through tomorrow - January 3 - be sure to get your order in now if you love this paper as much as I do. As you can see, it isn't limited to Holiday creations!
I've been enjoying my extra-long weekend, and I'm looking to another year full of adventures big and small - I hope yours is fabulous, too!