Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sweet & Sassy Stamps Christmas Cheer Blog Hop Day 1!

I know, I know... it is only October. But, if you are like me, you need ALL the time you can find to get those cards out in the mail for Christmas! Sweet & Sassy Stamps is having a 3 day Blog Hop to showcase some of the incredible Christmas stamps and digi stamps that are available RIGHT NOW! I am the last stop for the day, so if you did not start on the Sweet & Sassy Blog, you should hop over there to start from the beginning. You do not want to miss out on all the DT's lovely creations!


This lovely image is from the Jesus Is Born stamp set. It has this image and several sentiments, including portions of scripture. It is a very versatile set, in that you can use the image as the focal point, or you can use the larger scripture portions and have a completely different look. I chose to use this portrait of Jesus, Mary and Joseph as my focal point. I colored them with Copics, cut them out and popped them up on foam dots.


I used several different shades from the E range to get the skin tones the way I wanted them. I used W1-3 for the swaddling clothes to add some contrast between Jesus and his parents.


The CS is SU! Mellow Moss and the DP is Basic Grey Mellow. I really like the way this paper coordinates with the colors I chose for the image.

I carried the same "feel" to the inside and added a portion of the Book of Luke, which I cut and embossed with my new Nesties Labels 9. I cut one size larger with the BG DP for a border and put my white CS on the opposite page to allow plenty of space for writing.

Here is one of the sentiments that go along with this set. I stamped, trimmed with edge decor scissors from Fiskars, and popped it up on foam dots as well. I was trying to go for a "stable" feel so I used a large rectangle Nestie to cut out the angular piece of DP and then embellished with hemp twine.
Come back tomorrow and start the Hop again with the lovely and talented Chris Dickinson. You can see the rest of the schedule for tomorrow and Friday on my sidebar.
And don't forget the BIG SALE!!! going on at Sweet & Sassy Stamps right now for subscribers! Just visit the SNSS store, sign up as a Sweet & Sassy Stamper, and then you can take advantage of a Subscriber Only Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sale on a large number of soon to be "out of print" stamp sets. Get 'em while you can! While you are there, check out the new digis and get your Free Digi!
Thanks for Hoppin' with me!

18 comments:

debby4000 said...

Oh this is beautiful.
luv
Debby

Sandy said...

This turned out gorgeous! I really love it!!!

Korin said...

This is beautiful, Shannon! I love your warm colors.

Melissa Craig said...

Wow this is gorgeous!! All the layers and it is so warm and earthy. Love it!!

Leah said...

Lovely, you really captured the love and warmth of this image, love how you finished out the inside too.

Belinda said...

So pretty!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card!!!
Great Coloring.

Sharon said...

Beautiful colors.

Lorie said...

Stunning, Shannon! Absolutely stunning!! Your coloring, and all the added dimension to this card are breathtaking! What a way to end today's hop! Great work, my friend!!

Hugs to you!
Lorie

kisatrtle said...

You did a great job with that. I love the color combination

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is outstanding, I luv it!

enjoy *~*

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Well done! I can't get enough of that sweet scene.

Stampin_melissa said...

Fabulous job, you've done a wonderful job coloring the family.

Patti J. said...

Amazing coloring. What a beautiful card. Nicely done!

Papirskreppa said...

A beautiful card. Love the stamp, and all the text-stamps you use are so beutiful. Can not get thoeese ones here in Norway. Have a nice weekend. And I love to pop in next time to see more of your lovely work in your blog. Hugs. Bless you.

Jeri said...

What an incredible job you did on this card. I just love it. Thanks for all the details on how you made it.

Ceal said...

absolutely Beautiful!

Kristine said...

REALLY pretty! Love the colors you used here and this set is so nice :)