Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Barb Schram Day 4---Snowflakes are...and a CPS Sketch Challenge

I hope you had a chance to enjoy our Mega Font Blog Hop and that we inspired you to get out your JustRite Font so you can personalize all your papercrafting projects. Just a reminder that our font sale ends Thursday Evening. Save 30% off all JustRite Font and the Horizontal & Vertical Stampers.
This week JustRite is Sponsoring the CPS Sketch Challenge and the theme for the Challenge is Christmas!! If you would like to play along here is the sketch.
CPS Sketch 134

You can submit your entry by clicking here.

Today Barb Schram is back to finish her guest blogging week and she has a terrific Christmas Card for today's sketch.

After the holiday celebrations are over and winter marches on, what a wonderful card to brighten one’s day! JustRite is sponsoring the Card Positioning Systems sketch challenge this week and I thought I would get a head start on those winter cards utilizing JustRite’s A Merry Little Christmas Set!

The outer ring border and center snowflake are from JustRite’s A Merry Little Christmas and stamped with Versafine vintage sepia ink. I utilized my JustRite 1 5/8” round wooden stamper to set my border ring and center.

Close-up detail of the outer stamped ring also reveals a cardstock button I made to use in the center. I used my stamped snowflake center in the upper left portion of the card design. After gluing 6 circle punched layers of designer paper, I created two button holes (with crop-a-dile), sanded edges, and placed crystal effects button top.
Copic markers BG10, BG72, and BG75 are the colors I used to coordinate the snowflake with my Basic Grey patterned paper. I applied liquid pearls with a very light touch to add just a little dimension on the snowflake and butterfly wings.

A detail photo of the butterflies…I added pearls to the butterfly spine. The first is made with liquid pearls and the bottoms two are adhesive pearls. I added machine stitching to follow the sketch layout instead of another layer of cardstock.

Wouldn’t you love to get butterflies in the winter? It’s a wonderful prompt to remember the promise of spring, and new beginnings are just around the corner. Oh…the versatility of JustRite Stamps! I hope you can give the sketch challenge a try this week, check out the CPS BLOG for details! On Wednesday, I will return with holiday ornaments to share! Think personalized, simple, and economical! Take good care! See you tomorrow!

Stamps: JustRite A Merry Little Christmas, 1 5/8” Round Wooden Stamper
Paper: Papertreyink Stampers Select White, Ocean Tide cardstock, Basic Grey Fruitcake Snowflake paper, SU brown
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Accessories: Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Circle punches, Spellbinders circle and scallop dies, Sewing machine SU, EK, Copic markers, jump ring/links, candy, Michael’s white ribbon, liquid pearls, adhesive pearls, crystal effects, crop-a-dile, corner rounder

Here is Kathy Jones' card for the challenge:

for all the details visit Kathy's blog post.

Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".


Kathy W said...

I love this sketch and these two cards!! Can't wait to hit my craft room today and pull out these Christmas sets; thanks for the inspiration.

Linda Beeson said...

Those are wonderful uses of the stamps and of the CPS sketch! Thanks for letting up play with you fun stamps.

Linda said...

Wonderful cards. I don't think that JustRite Stampers makes a stamp that I don't like. They are all wonderful and I wish that I could purchase all of them.

Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards.

Debbie Olson said...

Beautiful job, Barb and Kathy!

Sharon Harnist said...

Barb, LOVE your butterflies/snowflake card -- great tied faux button! Kathy, your card is so elegant -- love the snowflakes!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Absolutely beautiful card Barb! Love that snowflake and dp plus that pearl!