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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Joyeux noel {SFYT}}

I cannot (cannot!) believe it's the last Saturday in October already, but alas, it is Saturday, so that means another great Sketch For You To Try. I had a little free time this morning to stamp because hubby shot a deer and promised George that he could go with to drag it out of the woods, which meant quiet stamping time for me (also known as "bliss")! Here's what I came up with...

I wanted a clean sorta vintage look, so I pulled out a favorite CHF set that puts me in that vintage mood. I stamped and embossed the snowflakes and sentiment using clear embossing powder and then embellished the main image layer with rhinestones and a felt bird (SU! Birds and Blooms die). Linen thread grounds the bird, giving her a spot to rest for a bit.

Finally, I did something I haven't done before and don't know if I'll try again: I used hot glue to secure the ruffles in the black grosgrain. I did this for stronger holding power (since I'd decided to ruffle the ribbon AFTER I'd secured the woodgrain embossed layers) and while that ribbon is not going anywhere soon, the hot glue was a bit tricky, and yes, I burned my fingers a bit, snort!

Here the list of SFYTT sisters playing along this week:
Jen del Muro & Lesa Smaligo
Amy Sheffer
Amber Hight
Jodi Collins
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph
Susan Liles

Hope you're all enjoying Saturday as much as I am (so far) and have a little time to get crafty this weekend!


Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh Amy! I LOVE this! The CAS design is GORGEOUS and I ADORE the pop of color with the bird!!

Megan said...

This is so elegant! Hot glue and I usually end up in some sort of battle, but it's usually worth it! This appears to have been worth it!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my heavens, this is the most perfect piece of paper sophistication ever! Beautifully done!

Amber Hight said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous, Amy! I really love the neutral color pallette, your ruffled ribbon, and that sweet felt birdie! So perfectly executed:) LOVE!

Michele Boyer said...

So pretty, Amy! I love the ruffles and bling!


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