Saturday, September 5, 2009

A Christmas SFYTT



So sorry I'm a little late with my Sketch For You To Try sample. Between my daughter's sleepover (why do we call them sleepovers anyway, since there's really very little sleeping involved???) and opening day for my son's football team, my morning got away from me. But I'm here now, with some fun new things to share: of course a new Sketch For You To Try, but also new Penny Black Christmas stamps (Holly Jolly), Cosmo Cricket's fun, new Jolly By Golly 6x6 Mini Deck, and new-to-me Rockstar Red Sparkly Fluff by Our Craft Lounge. That last one, the fluff, I've had for a while, but hadn't yet played with it. My little snowman's hat and scarf seemed perfect for it! I don't know if there's a "right" way to apply it or not, but I wanted to make sure I got a pretty thin application, so I just colored in my areas with a Quickie Glue Pen (as opposed to a thicker type of glue), sprinked the fluff on top, pressed down lightly, then shook the excess off. It's staying put just fine, and I love the fibrous, sparkle it adds. You can see it a little better here:



It did cover up some of the depth and shading I had done to the scarf with my coloring, but that's okay - the unique texture and sparkle are totally worth it! (Pardon the stray bit of whatever it is that's hanging across snowman's face - the things you see when you magnify your work {sigh} ...)

As I mentioned, this is also my sample for Jen's weekly Sketch For You To Try. Jen's got the sketch, her sample, and a new guest designer announcement over at i{heart}2stamp. I'm tickled to death we're welcoming one of my sweet, sweet blog friends to the team for September! Be sure to also visit Amy, Kelly, and Susan for more inspiration. If your weekend plans include stamping, I hope you'll play along. Link up your creation to Jen's post and remember to use keyword SFYTT if you upload to Splitcoast.

Before I go, have you seen THIS?? I'm so impressed and can't wait to see this idea take off! Congratulations, Ashley!

I wish all of my American readers a fun, safe holiday weekend. And to everyone else the same, minus the holiday part :)

Thanks for visiting!



Stamps: Penny Black Holly Jolly Clear Stamp Set
Paper: Papertrey Vintage Cream and Dark Chocolate card stock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock, Prismatics Suede Brown (dark) card stock, Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly 6x6 Mini Deck
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories: Copic markers, D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder, Our Craft Lounge Rockstar Red Sparkly Fluff, Spellbinders long rectangle Nestabilities, classic and scalloped square Nestabilities, Spellbinders tag die, May Arts natural burlap string, Papertrey ribbon and buttons, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, EK Success wavy border punch

42 comments:

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh Amy! this is just toooo cute! Great job! Hugs,

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is just as cute as can be! I am in love with the hat and scarf effect! It is amazingly perfect!!!!

Jennifer said...

Adorable!

Amy said...

Oh, Amy, I'm squealing with delight at that scarf--it is just perfect! Love the flip of the sketch--never thought to do that and it would've worked better with my nutty squirrel.

Have a great weekend!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

This is just adorable Amy!!!! Love that paper and the sparkly fluff is the perfect addition to this cute snowman!!! :)

Jen del Muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

excellent card! love the fluff!

Michelle said...

Oh! My! Goodness!!! I *love* it!! This has to be one of my favoritest cards of yours EVER!! Yeah, I know, I say that a lot.....but this is just over the top gorgeous!! Love the fluff stuff....never heard of it....yet another toy I'll have to buy :)

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Oh Amy, this is over the top adorable! I just love that little snow man and the sparkly stuff is so...you!
--Hugs Becca

Shesjetlagd said...

Your card is sooo adorable... I love the colors & the snowman is too cute & the fluff u used on his scarf is perfect. I really love the layout, too!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

aaaawww, he's so cute, amy! and his hat and scarf look hand knit!! so adorable.

Crystal said...

This utterly adorable , Amy ! I love that stamp, the sparkly fluff and the layers ... super !

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Way too cute! The Penny Black image is precious...and the way you colored him is perfect! Great sketch, and the red Fluffy Stuff is the perfect addition to an already awesome card! I love everything about it!!!

leenda said...

What FUN! Fabulous details!

daisy said...

what a super lovely christmass card!

hugs
daisy

Pam L. said...

I just wrote a long comment, and what did I do? with one little slip it disapeared! Ugh. It just doesn't sound as good the second time around ya know? Well in say all that, this is one fab card. I love your new fluff stuff, all of the extra embellishments, the layout, your use of the CB folder, Your wonderful coloring, Just everything is perfect as it ever is!
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/
stop by sometime!

Anonymous said...

Great card...

pat

Linda said...

Oh Amy, that is so gorgeous! Love the elements you've combined and the red fluff looks fantastic on the scarf...love it! TFS.

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

This card is amazing. The red scarf fluff stuff looks incredibly real. Wow.... You definitely rock this card...

Pam S. said...

the fluff stuff is cool! I love snowmen and Penny Black & love your card!
Pam Going Postal

Whimsey said...

Oh this is soooooooooo cute; I love the little snowman and the fluff is exceptional for his scarf and hat - just love it!!!

Lynn said...

Your card for the sketch is so adorable!!! If I recieved this as a Christmas card I would frame it and hang it on my wall!
Your attention to detail is amazing!

Conniecrafter said...

He is just too cute, love his little pom pom and the fluff is the perfect texture for the hat and scarf, very cool, love your paper combo and the bit of texture!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely adorable!!

Judy Rozema said...

What a wonderful job you did on this! That scarf is the CUTEST!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - the fluff looks so fun!!! Fantastic card - Amy!!! Awesome design and perfect details!!! Hugs ~S~

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh, Amy! This is so cute! I was just at Stampers Dream looking at ordering that stamp set...hehe! You've pushed me over the edge!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

This is seriously FANTASTIC!! Love the sparkly fluff on the winter scarf...and the coloring is wonderful! Your background shadowing always makes your images pop!

dpkennedy said...

I love this! That sparkly fluff is fantastic-why don't I know about this?! Love the snowflakes and buttons too...just a perfect touch for that adorable snowman!

Betty Wright said...

You do cute so beautifully, Amy!!! Gorgeous creation!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Amy! Love the cute image and that fluff... great desing! TFS!

Barb said...

Amy, your cards are always so fun, so colorful and pur genius! This little guy has me wishing for snow!

Barb

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is the CUTEST Amy! LOVE the papers you used (I just got my CC papers!!!)! This is FAB

Marley said...

Great card! I really adore the snowman.. so cute! xx Marley

Jenn said...

Adorable card!! I love everything about it! The red fluff is perfect for the hat and scarf! And no worries about the stray bit... I'm surprised I don't find more dog/cat hairs on my cards!! LOL!

ChristineCreations said...

That sky around him is so perfectly shaded Amy! WOW! And seriously, his hat and scarf look amazing.

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

This card makes me feel warm and fuzzy! Love it! Thanks so much for your support, Amy! :)

Gretchen said...

Wow! That scarf is sooo cute! (Gonna have to get me some of that fluff!) Thanks so much for making me feel like part of the team- I'm living in my own little fantasy world for the month of September!!

Susan said...

What a great card! Love the detail.

Jen Tapler said...

Oh Amy, this is just adorable!! I guess I'm gonna have to find some Fluff!! LOL.

Leslie Deering said...

You really have such a gift for cardmaking I always look forward to your next one! Leslie

Cynthia Vasquez said...

This is such a beautiful card!! Very inspiring!

Dawn B. said...

Imagine my absolute SHOCK when I got this amazing card in the mail.. You are so inspiring Amy. I visit your blog when I am having a no mojo day and I leave full of ideas. If I had to vote on the stamper that is the most creative you would certainly get that award. You have no idea how much it meant to me to get this card. Thank you so much.. Huge hugs and have a VERY Happy New Year.

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