Dasher and sketch 108

It's Saturday and time for a sketch challenge with Utah Divas International.
In case you are new to my blog, I take part in a sketch challenge with this group each Saturday. I am just one stop along a blog hop of cards and projects all using this sketch. I'll provide a link to the next Diva below so that you can visit each stop along the hop and see more ideas. To see a complete listing of participants, click here to be directed to the UDI blog.

Well, it's November already - can you believe it? So that means it's time to get started narrowing down the choices for this year's Christmas card. Today's sketch provided one idea:
Project Notes:
  • The main image was stamped with VersaMark then rubbed with Stampin' Pastels in both Soft Suede and Marina Mist. 
  • The twill tape was stamped with Soft Suede Classic Ink. It reads "Oh, tidings of comfort and joy" (from our Angelic Joy stamp set).
  • The gold embossed sentiment in the upper left corner reads, "May the wonder and peace of Christmas be yours" (also from Angelic Joy).
To improve on this card (aka - where I could have done better!):
  • Use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure that your sentiment is straight instead of slightly wonky. (Unless your family is slightly wonky...lol)
  • After rubbing the Pastels onto your image, rub it lightly with a used dryer sheet to remove the haze of extra chalk. (I knew that if I went to the laundry room to get it I would get sidetracked... so keep a sheet handy!)
So that's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by and putting up with my sense of humor :)
For our next stop CLICK HERE to be directed to Barbara's blog. Have a creative weekend!

Stampin' Supplies: 
Stamps: Dasher, Angelic Joy
Ink: VersaMark, Soft Suede
Paper: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Tools and Embellishments: Twill Tape, Gold embossing powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Petals-a-plenty embossing folder
Always within reach: Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Paper Cutter (104152), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner (102394), Stampin' Scrub (102642) Need supplies? Click to SHOP NOW Thank you!


  1. I love the colors on this card and I like the way you tied the ribbon through the image!

  2. I love how you layered the circles outside the square in this sketch. I also love embossing with the big shot and how you used that in your background circle.

  3. The embossed circle is a great touch -- beautiful card!

  4. So pretty! I love how you used the Stampin' Pastels, and the embossed circle is a great touch!

  5. How cool...I love the layout and how Dasher just works with it!

  6. The embossing on the one circle was just the perfect touch!

  7. so cute. i love the dasher stamp. this one gets my vote. xoxo

  8. You did a great job with the challenge! I too love the embossed part.

  9. I never think to pull out my Stampin' Pastels, but with your inspiration, they are being dusted off! There are so many nice details here. I love the stamped twill tape and how it goes through the edge of your main image, and the embossed circle behind that is just the perfect touch.


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