Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch #42

Well, it's about time for me to start Christmas cards. I'm a little behind most bloggers. I've had this set Berry Christmas since September, but it's hard for me to get in the mood when I enjoy Halloween so much.

Thursday always seems to be quiet for me and a great day to to some challenges. I have a few more to try but Karen's always seems to go to the top of my list. I think it's because she uses such clean lines and it can make for a quick card. I still struggle with card sketches more than color challenges, but with repetition it has become easier. So, get out there and try some challenges!The one slight adjustment I've made to Karen's directions is the size. She recommends a 6 1/2" square folded in half. Well, that card is just a tad tall to fit into my envelopes. So, I cut the top down by 1/8". Hardly worth mentioning, just check out your envelopes before you give yours a try.I'm lovin' the new Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper. It has just a little bit of shimmer to it. Speaking of shimmer, I almost for got to mention. I sprayed my Ruby Red cardstock with the Stampin' Up! Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. It is so GORGEOUS! I don't know if it will show up but it makes any color cardstock you spray it on look like shimmer paper! The trick is mixing about 1/2 teaspoon shimmer paint with rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle. Initially the paper curls but it's amazing how quickly it dries and how it goes back to lying flat. LOVE THIS TECHNIQUE!

Order it, you won't be sorry!


  1. the simplicity in design, the color palette and that paper!

  2. Hi Neighbor! So glad you left a comment on my blog so I could find yours! Love this card and especially the idea for using shimmer paint in a spray bottle. I've been planning to order it but didn't know if I would use it, but I've got to try this! Happy Stamping & Smiles 2 U from Nebraska! Pam :)

  3. Fantastic card using the Sweet Sunday Sketch!
    I love the corner flipped down with the ribbon and the stamp set and colors you used are great!

  4. OK Shelley, I'm so trying that technique!! Just fabulous and simple lines. Perfect for the holiday season. I'm trying to get my head more in to Christmas and I think you just did it... ha! And the corner with the ribbon, I don't think I have seen this detail on any other card... see you gave me more ideas! :)

    SMILES... :)