Now that I've got this three-sketch on my brain, I can't shake it. (Don't tell my husband about the threes-issue. Whenever I tell him that I have a song stuck in my head, he starts crowing the theme song to Green Acres or another song that shall remain unnamed. It's the replacement issue. That's it! I need to go find a new sketch!)
Before I do, I have to show you this card, because I thought it turned out kind of cute. One of my new Impression-Obsession Christmas sets, Holiday Trios, has three patterned gifts, holly leaves, ornaments, and Christmas trees. You should have heard them begging to be used tonight. . . (Who says that stamps don't beg?) I had a couple of sheets of wonderful paper from the k-i Holiday Collection, Joyful Multi Stripe and Joyful Skinny Stripe. I paired these for another take on CPS Sketch 30. The presents are stamped in Clearsnap Fluid Chalk inks in Warm Violet and Lime Pastel, and SU's Garden Green. (The Garden Green was a bit dark, but I didn't have an ink that was just right for that green; it was a cross between Garden Green and Glorious Green.)
I stamped and cut out the presents, then I used a Sakura Clear Gelly Roll pen to ink over the ribbon and bow to add a nice raised sheen. It still needed something: when in doubt, throw a tag on! I used a couple of Sizzix tags and a Cuttlebug tag, stamped with words from PaperTrey's Believe set on Translucent Polyshrink in Staz-On Blazing Red. The silver cord is SU's new elastic cord. I matted the patterned paper with SU's Certainly Celery. Even though this is Christmas paper and a Christmas stamp set, I'm seeing a fun birthday card if it were in different colors.
While I'm at it, I may as well post my last three-some on here and be done with the threes! I was looking at this cute summer set from Rubber Soul, Party 3002, and I wanted to use the lawn chair with some of Rubber Soul's Hoop-La Paper Collection. "What on earth would you use a card like this for?" you might ask. How about a Happy Retirement card? Wordsworth has a Happy Everything set that includes the word "retirement." Since I needed a retirement card anyway, that worked out just fine! I used Copic markers in YR16, YR23, YG03, and BV04 to color in the word happy on the inside of the card.
Now, I must stop looking for threes. I must stop looking for threes. . .
Have a lovely day!