Freshly Made Sketches features a classic sketch this week which I can see myself using again and again! I was in the mood for something a wee bit elegant, so I decided to ink up a retired set which is one of my all-time favorites, Jolly Christmas. This is one of my sets which has seen a ton of use, since I used this same deer to create 115 swap cards when I attended Stampin’ Up!‘s last Founder’s Circle. I think this design just may be a winner for this year’s Christmas cards, too!
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This finished card measures 5-1/2″ wide x 4-1/4″ tall when folded.
- Touches of elegance! Gold embossing, Very Vanilla cardstock and Gold Foil pair up for a rich and elegant combination. The Tree die cut, made with the Perfect Pines Framelits, is decorated with Pearls. Retired Gold Cording Trim accents the punched circle nicely. Since this was the last of my cording trim, my Christmas cards will be sporting Gold Baker’s Twine.
- Gold snowflakes! I pulled out my retired Gold Encore ink to ink up the Snowflakes from Christmas Pine. This image is turning into one of my “go-to” stamps. I love the background it creates. If you do not have Gold Encore, consider one of Stampin’ Up!’s neutral shades of inks, like Crumb Cake, and stamp off to lighten it. For a touch of color, Soft Sky would be lovely, too!
- Merry Christmas! In keeping with the elegant tone of this card, I opted to use a sentiment with a cursive font. This one is from the Star of Light stamp set. I just LOVE it, don’t you? Soft Suede ink looks great with the gold.
If you do not have the retired Jolly Christmas set, don’t despair. This is such a wonderful sketch, you could put a variety of images in the focal circle, and the results would be amazing. I could have used current sets. Bells, pine cones, stockings, trees, ornaments…the list is endless! But every once in awhile, nostalgia strikes, and I just have to pull out one of my oldies but goodies. When I saw the circle on this sketch, I immediately thought of this leaping reindeer.
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