Saturday, September 17, 2011

Gifts of Christmas- New Sketch Challenge!


Hi Stampers! 

I created this card using the CCMC167 colors at Create with Connie and Mary along with the FMS2 sketch at a new challenge site, Freshly Made Sketches.  The Design Teams at both sites have done a marvelous job, check them out when you get a chance!

The Freshly Made Sketch Challenge is similar to a Clean and Simple card- clean lines but you can elaborate on the embellishments.  I did not elaborate too much, since this card will need to be reproduced in multiples for mailing at Christmas…

To create this card:

Using the Stampin’ Write markers in Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Basic Gray, color the dove stamp from Gifts of Christmas (omitting the greeting) and the poinsettia single stamp. Stamp both onto Whisper White, trim the dove image to size and punch the poinsettia out with the 1 ¼” Circle Punch.  


Layer the images onto Basic Gray and Cajun Craze.

Color the sentiment with the Cajun Craze marker, stamp onto Whisper White, trim and layer in the same manner as above.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and emboss a piece of Old Olive Designer Series Paper. 

Layer as designed on the sketch and add the pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Gifts of Christmas, Christmas Greetings
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Old Olive DSP (retired)
Ink: None- Stampin’ Write markers- Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Old Olive
Accessories: Big Shot™ , Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder,  Punches- 1 ¼” Circle, 1 3/8” Circle and 1 ½” Circle, Pearls

This card was quick and easy- I could get used to the “Clean” style :-)

Thanks again for stopping by and  I hope all of you have a fantastic weekend! 

15 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

One of the prettiest stamp images ever - and you did a beautiful job with it! Beautiful holiday card :)

Nance Leedy said...

Gorgeous card Julie! The colors work great for Christmas! So glad you could play along with us at CCMC! (hugs)

Rita said...

I would have never though of doing a Christmas card with those colors, but it is so pretty! Great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Lesley Croghan said...

What a lovely card Julie...the colours are perfect and I would never have thought to use Cajun Craze! But it looks wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Deb said...

This is beautiful! You have made these colors work perfectly for Christmas! It is so elegant! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Ann Schach said...

A gorgeous Christmas card, Julie! This image works perfectly with this sketch. I love the embossed background. The pearls are the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Dale Morin said...

Beautiful card! I recently used that stamp and colored it in with markers. Love that look.

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my, Julie ... this is simply elegant ... I love that image and the colours are beautiful!
Thank you for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Jen said...

That is a lovely Christmas card. That stamped image is perfect for those colors! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Christy Q said...

Beautiful Christmas card, I love the clean look of it, it is definitely very elegant!

Carrie Gaskin said...

VERY pretty. This card has just enough "umph" to be super special but you can mail it too without extra postage! Great job! Thanks for playing at CCMC this week!

Lisa said...

So pretty, Julie! Each week you crank out such lovely samples! This one is a beauty. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Mary Brown said...

I would have never thought of using these colors with this stamp (one of my very FAVORITE Christmas images!) BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Debbie Henderson said...

Very pretty card. The Petal-A-Plenty makes this such an elegant card. Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

Connie Babbert said...

Such an elegant card! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!

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