Sunday, November 13, 2022

Day 2 of the Christmas clear release at SN!


Hello again!

We are continuing to celebrate the new Christmas/Winter clear stamp  release at Sweet November Stamps today. There are eleven new stamp sets in this festive collection that have been added to the shop, two of which are background builders and one coordinates with the previously released Simple Room Builder set. Of course there is a special going on in the store...  spend $100 or more and you will get the 4x6 Elegant Reindeer set absolutely FREE (while supplies last). There is also FREE SHIPPING on all domestic orders over $75 and $15 flat rate shipping for all international orders over $75, giving you even more ways to save!

My first card today was colored during my morning Live over on the Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook page. It features the Elegant Reindeer set paired with the Horizon Lines: Winter Wonderland set. I wanted to keep the overall scene very light and dreamy looking, so I ended up coloring a rising sun cresting the horizon line off in the distance. For the most part, I limited the color palette to glowing yellows and minty blue/greens making up the scenery. The subtle kraft browns of the reindeer meld right in and then you get that bright pop of red with the cardinal in the tree branch, LOL! Sure, he might be stealing the attention away from the deer but how can you resist a cute, chonky cardinal like that? LOL

Next we have this darling snow angel from the large Snow Angels set, happily making a snow angel as she lies in the cold, white stuff. The cool "bird's eye view" tree trunk and branches stamps are also part of the Snow Angels set and they are a big reason why I chose to color this scene during my Saturday afternoon Live. I figured they might be a bit confusing just seen all broken apart in the the stamp set and that people would get a much better idea of how they look seeing them stamped together on an actual card. Plus it was a lot of fun showing how it really comes to life once you start adding the branch shadows to the snow below. :)

Finally for today, I was also able to finish up this fun, friends card on my own time using another one of the little yetis and the moose from the Baby 'Bominable set. I had already colored up the two characters so all I had to do was complete the background scene by coloring in an icy snow cave. Now these two besties are just hanging out at 'Bominable's home as another winter storm starts to pile up the snow all around them. :)

 If you are on Instagram and would like a chance at winning the entire release, you still have through today to take part in the Instahop where we are once again joined by our friends at The Crafty Purple Frog (SN UK stockist). Just search for the #sweetnovemberstamps account to get started. The winner will be announced on Monday. You can also check out all of the cards over at the Friends of Sweet November Stamps group on Facebook for even more Christmas inspiration from Caitlin, Faye, Lisa, Amanda and Allison I will also once again be coloring Live twice today, first at 10am then again at 2pm PST on my Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook page. And the fun doesn't stop there... each of the Sweet November DT gals have giveaways going on where you can win a stamp set or two!

You can also find us on Instagram @sweetnovemberstamps and don't forget to use the #sweetnovemberstamps any time you share a card or project using SN images so we can see all of your beautiful makes!