For this week’s Monday Lunchtime Sketch I decided to use the sketch to make my October thank you cards for my Stamp Club ladies. As you may have read in an earlier post here this month we focused on the Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! and we had a lot of fun making not only Christmas cards but a range of other cards with this stamp set. I usually try to make the thank you cards with the same set we use for the month that way the ladies get to see at least one more idea with the stamp set we are playing with for the month.
I loved the little tree from this stamp set but the other images that are in the set that you could use to decorate the tree seemed a little too ‘Autumn’ for what I wanted so a quick scan through my stamp collection and I found the perfect tree top! Can you pick what stamp set I found it in? It is the blossom from the Flower Patch Photopolymer stamp set! I stamped it in Wild Wasabi ink onto water colour paper and then used my Aquapainter to colour the middle of the blossom in. After letting it dry I stamped the tree in Early Espresso ink and the greeting from the Holiday Home set in Marine Mist ink. I added a little Rose Red heart using the Owl Punch to finish the central image. The little banner behind the image has the heart from the Holiday Home stamp set randomly stamped over it with Rose Red ink. This is a 4″ x 4″ card on an Early Espresso card base with a layer of Rose Red card stock and some Marina Mist ribbon and Wild Wasabi DSP to finish it off.
Here is the sketch if you would like to play along too this week ….