So... last night - I choose the set Christmas Lodge and decided that I was going to develop some ideas with this set. I used the Festival of Prints Designer Paper Pack which has 12 beautiful patterns of designer paper. Some beautiful designs in this pack!!
I also have to say that I love the new ink pads. I am slowly replacing my ink pads and this was the first time that I used the Always Artichoke pad... Stamps are so much easier to ink with the new design. It does take some time to develop a little lighter touch inking up the stamp.
The ornaments on the tree are pearls that I have colored with a red permanent marker. I just love this technique. You can color the pearls or jewels any color with a permanent marker!
I layered the larger pearls on the side onto a 1/4" circle punched from the early expresso cardstock.
I can't wait to see what my other Stampin' Friends have made with this sketch!!