Monday, September 15, 2014

First Christmas Card of the Year!

Fresh Challenge:

I've been holding out on making Christmas cards because I want to hang on to summer stamps (I didn't even get to some of them!) Flamingo Lingo is one that I really want to ink up. Who says there can't be Summer in December in place of Christmas in July? :)

I enjoy using the sketches at Freshly Made Sketches! Here's the sketch and my card!

How it's Made:

I used the White Christmas stamp set from the new holiday catalog. I've had a hard time getting the photopolymer stamps to make a complete image but this stamp set makes nice images. Any one have ideas to make the images clearer? I had fun designing a Christmas scene. Loving this stamp set!

Materials: Framelits, White Christmas Stamp Set, All is Calm DSP, Smoky Slate, Whisper White and Lost Lagoon card stock, Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzaz, and Cherry Cobbler ink, and lots of bling to make a sparkly white Christmas look.

Health Update:
The doctor is concerned with my teeth so I'm off to the dentist tomorrow. My teeth often throb throughout the day because of clinching due to pain. Please pray I can make it through the appointment. I may even come out with a cool mouth guard-hope it's sparkles :)



  1. What a fun card this is! Love your great scene! Glad you joined us this week at FMS! (Hope that appointment goes well)

  2. What an adorable scene on this cute card! As for getting your photopolymer stamps to stamp better, set your card stock on top of the Stampin' Pierce Mat and then stamp. That little bit of firm cushion makes all the difference in the world when stamping with the photopolymer stamps. Hope this helps. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. Praying for you! Love you and Ken! You constantly inspire me with your perseverance! Love in Christ, Terri

  4. Thanks for the kind comments ladies! Amy, I stamp and craft with my mom and she tried the photopolymer technique you mentioned and wa-la! The image came out beautifully. Thanks for the tip!

  5. Thanks for praying Terri. We love you too!