Friday, October 20, 2023

Falling for the Holidays 2023 {BYSHC} Linky Party ~ 3 Times as Merry ~ Unity Stamp Co.

Hello there crafty friend!
I'm so excited to share my first card for the Falling for the Holidays 2023 {BYSHC} Linky Party!! For my first card I'm featuring the awesome new 3 Times as Merry stamps from Sponsor Unity Stamp Co. How stinkin' cute is this Santa gnome! Love him!

I challenged myself a bit and just reached randomly into my Christmas papers and I grabbed the Let it Snow 6x6 Paper Pad from Doodlebug Design Inc. Luckily there were papers that worked well with my colored gnome. I used three different pattern papers from the pad for my background. I adhered my pattern paper layers to a white A2 top fold card base using the iCraft UltraBond Adhesive from Sponsor Therm O Web.

The 3 Times as Merry Santa gnome was stamped with Black Amalgam ink from Sponsor Gina K. Designs. I colored him up with the following Copic Markers:

Nose ~ E000, E00, E11
Beard / White Accents ~ C00, C1, C3
Hat / Glove / Coat ~ R20, R14, R46
Shoes ~ N0, N1, N3, N5, N7
Tree ~ YG11, G24, G46, E53, E55, E57, E59
Red Ornaments ~ R20, R14, R46
Star / Yellow Ornaments ~ Y06, Y15, Y38
Blue Ornaments ~ B000, B02
Green Ornaments ~ YG11, YG03
House Ornament ~ R20, R14, R46, C00, C1

I die cut a piece of white card stock using the largest die from the Stitched Arch STAX dies from My Favorite Things. Blended a bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks in the center of the die cut. Fussy cut Santa gnome leaving a white border and popped him up on the card using a bunch of iCraft 3D Foam Squares from Therm O Web. I love the dimension the foam gives to the card! The sentiment was also stamped with Black Amalgam ink. Trimmed it and mat it with a piece of pattern paper from the paper pad.

My card was inspired by a past sketch - {BYSHC} Sketch 16! I turned the sketch, omitted the mats for the paper layers, and shifted the sentiment. But I think you can still see the how the sketch influenced the design of my card. Have you visited the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Facebook group? We host a fun sketch challenge each month to inspire our holiday cardmaking ALL YEAR LONG. No more stressing out during the holiday season to get those cards done! And I love revisiting the sketches and will likely be sharing a few during the Linky Party.

Yay!! I'm also a Sponsor for the Falling for the Holidays 2023 {BYSHC} Linky Party and this is the fabulous prize package that I am offering for one lucky winner with a $45 retail value. Woot woot!! For a chance to win this fun prize make a Christmas card and link it up to the linky party blog post on the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers blog.

Before you leave, be sure to stop by Sponsor Unity Stamp Co... they just released a bunch of new holiday stamps!! And if you haven't already, stop by the Falling for the Holidays 2023 {BYSHC} Linky Party to check out all the wonderful Holiday inspiration from our Sponsors and the {BYSHC} Design Team!! I'm so excited to continue building my stash of holiday cards for 2023... I hope you'll join in the fun and play along! Let's build our stash of holiday cards this week!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,

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  1. I love your card!!!!! Beautiful sketch and fabulous prize!!!! Thank you for being a Amazing Hostess!!!

  2. What a fun card! Love the Santa and the papers!
    Looking forward to creating a few Christmas cards to enter! It's always great to have a stash of holiday cards! Thanks for sponsoring and for coordinating the linky party!

  3. Such a great card, Crystal! I'm excited for another linky party!

  4. Such an adorable card! Thank you for coordinating and sponsoring such a fun hop!

  5. Adorable card! I love the Santa!! Thank you for sponsoring and for coordinating the linky party!

  6. This card is stunning!! Thank you for sponsoring the holiday linky party!!


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