I stamped my sample for today’s sketch last night. So don’t look too closely at my coloring. It’s not that great. I wasn’t feeling that great and messed up on the sketch as well. I turned it and put the 1/4 circle on the wrong side. Sorry!
The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock folded in half. The next layer is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Ski Slope paper. The corners were punched with the ticket corner punch, the edges paper pierced and sanded with the sanding block.
I cut the 1/4″ circle out of another piece of Ski Slope Designer paper with my Coluzzle. I cut another slightly bigger 1/4 circle out of Shimmery White and taped it underneath the designer paper. I added scallops to that layer with my corner rounder.
The Cardinal from A Cardinal Christmas was stamped with Black Stazon on a 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Shimmery White cardstock. It was ticket corner punched, a dry embossed edge was added with scoring tool and the edges paper pierced and distressed. The image was colored with Aqua Painter and Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze class ink.
The image was layered on a 1/4″ bigger piece of Riding Hood Red cardstock. That piece was ticket corner punched, distressed and sponged as well. It was layered on a Chocolate Chip Top Note die cut. That piece had been stamped with the branch in Chocolate Chip and it was heavily sponged. 5/8″ wide Old Olive grosgrain Ribbon was tied around the bottom of the image.
I inked up the sentiment one word at a time with Black Stazon and stamped it on top of each other on Shimmery White cardstock. I inked up the branch of the set with Baja Breeze, stamped it off once and then stamped it over the sentiment. That was punched out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch. The edges were distressed with the cutter kit, layered first on a sponged 1 3/8″ chocolate chip circle, then on a sponged Riding Hood Red scallop circle.
Once everything was done, I added Crystal effect over the berries in the main image.
Thanks for all your well wishes. The cold moved from my head to my chest. I rather be coughing like I do now then feeling like I did the last two days.
Today is my oldest 14th birthday. I still remember him as a chubby little infant with dark hair and slightly elongated eyes. We thought that some Indian ancestors from Ricks past came through. Or as a chubby little toddler who had trouble jumping with both feet. He was sooo cute. He outgrew all that and is now an over 6′ sweet teenage boy. Time goes by way to fast.