I'm hostessing my last Christmas Card making class today and last night realized that I definitely needed a card for a younger person. So I pulled out Forest Festivities, with the cute little animals, and was stopped dead in my tracks. It was late and I couldn't figure out what to do with it!
Create With Connie and Mary to the rescue!! I was going to go to my own Card Layout Sketchbook, but then I remembered that Create With Connie and Mary is giving away FREE Occasions Edition subscriptions to one person who enters their sketch challenge each week this month. Now, I don't count for this as I already have an "in" for the Occasions Edition. But YOU might want to try this sketch out!
And here's the card I made using the sketch. I managed to change the shapes around a bit, but it still accomplished what I wanted!
Besides the sketch, I didn't want to recreate the wheel on the coloring of the picture (who has time for that when you're getting ready for a class??!!). So I went to Split Coast Stampers and found this picture colored by Marilyn SanClemente. I tweaked it a bit, but this is what I wanted it to look like. The colors are Real Red, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Blush Blossom. Marilyn used watercolor pencils, but I used Blender Pens and Classic Ink Pads – except for the Blush Blossom, where I used the Stampin' Write Marker, the only way you can get that color these days. The greeting is from the same stamp set.
The Snowflake is from the Winter Wishes Stitched Felt set that's in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog (as is the Forest Festivities Stamp Set). I decided to add a So Saffron Button from the Subtles Collection to pick up the color from the stamped image. I glued both the felt and the button on with Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. It takes awhile for it to dry; but once it dries, it's on there!
Thanks to Create With Connie and Mary and Marilyn SanClemente for saving the day for me! And don't forget to go over to Create With Connie and Mary and enter your card in their challenge! You could win a subscription to their fabulous 6-week, project-every-day, Occasions Edition!