...has started a little earlier than I had originally planned.
I did some blog surfing looking for sketch inspiration and after dragging out all my Christmas stamps yesterday (which included a 30 second panic when I couldn't remember the "safe" place I'd stored my WMS stamps in) I decided to visit the WMS blog to see what this week's sketch was.
The cards from the Mischief Makers are truly lovely. Here's the sketch:
And here's what I made:
Paper: Crate Paper
Stamps: WMS, Rusty Pickle
Dies: Spellbinders, MFT
Other: red button twine, felt, sewing machine, 3D foam
I went for a Nordic theme with the colours and of course the Nordic Winter set added the perfect accents - they fit perfectly into the MFT nested banner dies - bit too big for the Spellbinders ones. The card really pops in real life and I think this combo would be fine for a male recipient who doesn't appreciate glitter quite as much as other folks... In fact I had to restrain myself from Distress Stickling this card in some way as I'd never have gotten a photo in daylight since Distress Stickles take hours and hours and hours to dry! Not good for the impatient crafter.
Anyway, looks like I may be staying in Christmas card mode for a while now... ;o)