I have been meaning for the longest time to start taking part in more stamping challenges. I love seeing what different looks can be achieved based on a single sketch, combination of colours, or whatever challenge guidelines are set.
This week I set my sights on Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch #42 and what fun I had!
I thought it was high time I started getting into Christmas mode, so thought I would turn the challenge into an opportunity to make a Christmas card.
Here's the sketch challenge...
And here's what I did with it...
I am loving this colour combination of Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss for Christmas, which I was alerted to the other day by my sis-in-law Janny. Just the right kind of cheery Christmas look, without being too traditional.
The process of creating this card is fairly self explanatory, but one quick thing I'll point out is that I stamped off the flower image once on scrap paper before stamping it onto the Whisper White. The full strength Riding Hood Red was a tad overpowering and the greeting got a bit lost in it.
I encourage you to play along with some challenges - they're awesome fun, they give you a shove outside of your comfort zone and best of all they get you stamping.
"Sweet Sunday #42 Christmas Card" Stamps: Season of Joy Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Washington Apple DSP, Holiday Treasures DSP Ink: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Small Corner Rounder Punch, Chocolate chip wide double stitched grosgrain, Circle Ice Rhinestone brads, Stampin' Dimensionals