I was so honored when Ryann Salamon, one of the creators of Fresh Squeezed Stamps, asked me to be a guest designer for the month of December. It is always nice to be asked instead of having to apply for a position. Of course I jumped at the chance since I use her stamps all the time and in fact have the entire collection! So I can wholeheartedly endorse the product. If you don't believe me, just check out all the eye candy on their blog.
Today I'm working with the totally cute winter themed collection entitled, "Winter Wonderland." I always start by using the stamp the jumps out at me the most when I first look at a set. I really liked the rounded shape of the larger tree so that became my starting point.
I liked the tree so much I stamped it 5 times on three different patterned papers. I also stamped the tree trunk on a darker patterned paper and pieced the tree together. As the focus feature on my card, I added brads to the middle tree to look like ornaments and to draw the eye to the center of the card.
I adhered a star shaped jewel to the tops of each tree and layered them at different heights using different thicknesses of foam adhesive.
Since I used more of an outdoorsy winter color scheme instead of a traditional Christmas color scheme, I used the small snowflake stamp in the set to create a snowfall background.
The Fun and Games
Fresh Squeezed Stamps is hosting fun games and contests with free stamps as prizes all month long. This week's game called "Say What?" is to write a caption to a photo they've posted here. This game ends at midnight tonight. But don't worry, there is a new game each Monday on their blog. If you want to keep up with the latest news, check out their Facebook page or Twitter feed. If you are interested in being on their design team, check out their design team call that is going on now.
I'll be back every Thursday for some new reveals.
Thanks so much for droppin' by,