Welcome to another installment of the Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge!  This week, I'm featuring the Stampin' Up! stamp set:


Come to Bethlehem


Today's sketch is a wonderful sketch, fairly simple and not too many layers!  It is an awesome sketch for a class, stamp-a-stack or just creating a quick card on the fly.  I love sketches that really challenge your creativity and this sketch does that while being relatively simple.  Remember, sketches are a great way to get your juices flowing especially if you are having a creative block.  Here is today's sketch:

So, now that you've seen this weeks Stampin' Queen's Sketch, I'm certain you are going to love my interpretation.  I used one of my favorite colors and Christmas themed stamp sets.  The base color is Pool Party and the stamp set is Come to Bethlehem.  I had to add sparkle to this card using the Silver Glimmer Paper found in the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog. 

Come To BethlehemSunny Girl Scraps Helpful Hints:

  • I keep a separate blade for when I cut Glimmer Paper as it can dull the blade.
  • The 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon adds a nice whimsical, yet elegant tough layered next to the Silver Glimmer Paper.
  • The image of the Three Wise Men was stamped with Craft White Ink then heat embossed using White Embossing Powder.  This really helps the image "pop" along with showing a crisp image against the Pool Party color.
  • I layered the Modern Label so it would pop against the Pool Party background.
  • The Lace Ribbon Border punch was used to create a light, and soft border at the top of the card.
  • For the final touches of sparkle, use the Rhinestone Jewels. 

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Sunny Stampin’ & Scrappin’!

Pam Staples

Project Supply List:

Ink:  Craft Whisper White (101731)

Cardstock: Pool Party (122924); Whisper White (100730)

Glimmer Paper:  Silver (124005)

Accessories:  Jewels – Rhinestones (119246); 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon – Pool Party (122975); Stampin' Emboss Powder – White (109132)

Tools:  Big Shot (113439); Magnetic Movers & Shapers Curly Label (114506); Magnetic Movers & Shapers Punch Windows (115953); Lace Ribbon Border Punch (122362), Modern Label Punch (119846)

Stamp Sets: Come To Bethlehem (w:118732; c:120591)

Come To Bethlehem