This is my take on the Skipping Stones Design Sketch SS01. I had a lot of fun with this sketch.. it made me think a little and then it was screaming “CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS” at me so I couldn’t resist. Afterall, it IS that time of year again.
Here’s the Christmas Swirls stamp set:
I wanted to do something a little out of my box and decided to try a somewhat monochromatic look with metallic shimmer cardstock. I have such a hard time pushing myself to use metallics so I just buckled down and did it anyway. (Metallics are hard to photograph, even without a flash, so bear with me on the pics.)
I used the star and ball ornament images from SSD’s Christmas Swirls set and embossed them with gold embossing powder. The stamps are intricately detailed so make sure you wipe your paper with an antistatic powder and use super fine embossing powder. I stamped Peace in gold ink.
The cream oval was embossed with my Cuttlebug & Oval Nestabilities and the ornaments and star were hand cut . The bottom ornament and the oval piece and star are all popped out with American Crafts foam squares.
After I had it all laid out and nearly all adhered to the card base I decided that it needed a little extra something….. so, being the “crazy jewelry lady” that I have been lately I pulled out my beading supplies and created a little ornament jewelry to add a little more bling to the card. I used some inexpensive pearl beads and two tiny little 2mm clear Swarovski crystals for extra sparkle and dangle.
Stamps – Skipping Stones Design’s Christmas Swirls
Papers - DCWV Metallic & Luxury, Gina K base cs, misc cream cs
Inks –Versamark & Colorbox
Tools, etc – SU antistatic wiper thingy, misc jewelry tools, misc craft wire, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Oval Dies, Ribbon, ATG adhesive, heat gun, CTMH Gold embossing powder.
Don’t forget to come participate in the sketch and take a chance to win some Skipping Stones Design stamps! See you at SSD!