Thursday, October 24, 2013

Merry Christmas ...

Good morning and Happy Friday! I'm back with some more inspiration for this months Your Next Stamp FUN Friday Challenge #5.


Today's card features the adorable Jolly Holly Digital Stamp available in the YNS Store under the category YNS Digital Stamps. I love that YNS Digital Stamps are available for immediate download.

I used the October Sketch for this week project. Jolly Holly was colored with my Copic Markers, and once again I paper-pieced part of of stamp. Once I was done coloring I waited a couple days to make sure the ink dried and was stable enough to add some Stickles for the fur and snow. It's been a while since I used them so I was a little upset when the Frosted Lace Stickles I used for Santa's fur bled with the red. I'm going to say that Mrs. Clause goofed when she washed Santa's outfit. Frostyville Corner Die represents the half circles in the sketch, and the sentiment is a SRM Sticker.

Here are a few quick points about the YNS FUN Friday Challenges ...
1. There will be one challenge per month to play along with as many times you like. (Inspirational Photo/Sketch - do one or the other, or both!) 
2. Each monthly challenge will start on the First Friday of every month on the YNS Challenge Blog
3. Prizes: You may use any brand of stamps for the challenge to be eligible to win a YNS  $10 gift certificate. However, in order to win a special "YNS Top Pick" badge for your blog, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your card or project.  
4. Guest Designer Spot: A monthly YNS Guest Designer will be chosen from the challenge participants, and get to play along with us in NEW RELEASES and also receive a fabulous package of previously released stamps!  FUN!!! 
5. All projects must be linked up on the YNS Challenge Blog to be eligible to win. 
6. Be sure to check out the YNS Challenge Blog every Friday for more inspiration from the design team using the monthly Inspiration/Sketch.  You will WANT to play along!


Now it's time for October's Inspirational Photo and Sketch ...

          

I hope to see your projects over on the YNS Challenge Blog!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, AMS Navy
 - Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
 - Others: Memory Box Frostyville Corner Die, Xyron Sticker Maker, Stickles - Icicle, Waterfall & Frosted Lace, SRM 51001 Happy Holidays Stickers

2 comments:

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

This card & those die cuts are awesome!! Way to rock the sketch!! :))

Wiola said...

Now I also feel like creating a Christmas card. :) I like that you combined a more traditional looking image with some very pretty and more modern looking diecuts.