Monday, December 1, 2008

Two Cards-One Sketch

I hopped over to Card Positioning Systems today to check out this week's sketch. It was fabulous as always, so I decided to make two cards. One using some of the new Christmas images from The Saltbox Studio and another using the Old Saint Nick rub-ons from Stampin' Up! Both cards were super fun to make. You can check out this week's sketch here:

The first card doesn't have any stamped images on it, but I did use the fantastic rub-ons called
"Old Saint Nick" I used the white images and transfered the image onto a piece of acetate. I distressed the edges for a frosty look using my Cotton White StazOn inkpad. This is one of my favorite inkpads, but it has been neglected lately. I guess Christmas time is a great time to use it. I also used "Christmas Traditions" DSP for each layer and Pink Pirouette cardstock for the base and the mat. I used a gem and some glitter from Martha Stewart Crafts. I rounded the corners on the base using my small corner rounder. I really like this one, because it is sharper than others I have had and it will punch through both layers of my cards.

The next card uses some great new images from The Saltbox Studio that can be found Here: I love these little mouse images. I can just imagine the little church mice putting on a Christmas pageant. Yes...I am a nerd!!! I had fun coloring the images using copics and prismacolor markers. I also used a pigment gold inkpad for the sentiment and the star. I paired the images with the yummy FaLaLa paper from Making Memories. I was at Target the other day picking up some other items and I spied this and had to have it. I usually don't purchase my craft items at Target but this paper was calling my name. I punched one of the snowflakes out from the pattern paper and used that for the snowflake element that the sketch called for. Easy Peasy.

Don't forget to check back for the BLOG CANDY I will be posting this week!

Card 1 Supplies:
Old Saint Nick Rub-Ons
Paper: Pink Pirouette Card stock, Christmas Traditions DSP
Ink: Antique Linen by Ranger
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Striped ribbon fromSU! , Little Felt Flurries, Crystal Coarse Glitter and pink gem sticker from Martha Stewart Crafts, foam squares, vintage brads, acetate, sponge, liquid glue
Card 2 Supplies:
Images from The Saltbox Studio (
Paper: Kraft, PTI white, FaLaLa from Making Memories
Ink: Palette Noir, copic and prismacolor markers, gold pigment pad, Vintage Photo by Ranger
Accessories: Gold Brads, Circle punches from SU!


Jessie/knightrone said...

Both of these are GORGEOUS!! I nominated you for an award..I don't know if you can play, but I wanted you to know!!

Holly aka Toy said...

oh Kelly! These are awesome! Your stamping has and always will rock my world!

Nancy Riley said...

Kelly, these are FANTASTIC! I am especially drawn to the Stampin' Up! card with the Rub-Ons! ... it's just gorgeous!

Linda Beeson said...

Oh my goodness! Your creations are just wonderful! I am madly in love with that first one and the amazing shite designs. Love what you did with the CPS sketch

MelissaS said...

these are fabulous! Isn't the CPS sketch a great one? Nice job :)

Keri Lee Sereika said...

what great cards!!! I really love how stark white the top main image is against the red! Thanks for playing along with us this week!

Charity Hassel said...

your work is amazing! thanks for playing along at cps!