Monday, January 27, 2014

1.27 Peace....

Hello there! It's my second post today. Sometimes I get on a roll over the weekend and make numerous cards. It happens. Rarely. Anyhoooo, here's another card I made. I am playing along with Retro Sketches #99 and also Merry Monday #92. (I finished this card about a half hour after MM#92 closed. Grrrr!) Oh, well, it's another Christmas card done!

The inside:

and the challenges:

I love this wreath die. It is so versatile. I know I'll be using it for Spring/Easter themed cards. The vanilla panel looked so, um, vanilla, so I embossed it with snowflakes. It still looked too vanilla to me, so I took it a step further and inked the edges and the snowflakes with Walnut Stain DI. I think it adds to the rustic look of the card. The sentiments are heat embossed, and the finishing touch is that brown faux suede ribbon. I think this is the first time I used it, and I have to say, it looks pretty awesome! LOL!

Well, it's time to feed the fur baby, then make some food for human consumption also. Thanks for hanging out. I hope you get the chance to play along with these challenges! Stay crafty, my friends!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Joyful Greetings
Ink: Versa Mark; Ranger DI - Walnut Stain
DP: Recollections - Believe
CS: Recollections
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Lg Std Circles Nesties; Poppy Stamps - Breezy wreath die; Darice - snowflake EF; May Arts - faux suede ribbon; Stampendous - white EP; heat gun; Recollections - rhinestones
Adhesive: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Elmer's - extra strength glue stick; Recollections - red tape


Michelle said...

This is lovely. That pretty wreath is perfect for that sketch.

Barbara Godden said...

love the wreath, beautiful card, sucks to miss the challenge by just a bit. I have a stamp that looks like your die. I use it all year round too.

Jessi Fogan said...

Dontcha HATE missing a challenge by just that smidge! The inking on the snowflakes is perfection - just the right touch - and I love that wreath, and how you wrapped the ribbon!

Lindsey said...

That is definitely an awesome wreath stamp. And a beautiful card!

Audrey Pettit said...

Love it! What a perfect take on that fun sketch! Totally adore the wreath. The embossing is wonderful, too!

gale said...

this is really cute. That sketch has inspired some great cards.

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