Thursday, March 5, 2015

Spirit of Christmas- A Color, Sketch and Embossing Challenge :-)

Hi Stampers! 

I had a chance to play in my craft room this evening and in honor of our newest snowstorm (just helped hubby shovel out the driveway, etc. of 10" of snow :-)), and I decided to create another Christmas card  for my 2015 stash using the Merry Monday #148 Red & Green Challenge along with the HSSSC206 Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge and SR268 Stampin’ Royalty Embossing Challenge 

I am using a set from Wplus9 Design Studio that I have had for over a year and not inked yet…needed to give this one some “love”- lol!! :-)

All of the above sites have tremendous Design Teams and inspiration- hopefully you will take the time to visitl! 

To create this Clean and Layered (CAL) card:

Using Mossy Meadow Classic Ink stamp the pine tree and sentiment images onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out the tree image using the Big Shot™ with the coordinating die.

Stamp the heart using Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink and again, cut out using the Big Shot™ with the coordinating die.

Create the tag from Soft Suede cardstock using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and mount onto another tag (just a bit larger) from Cherry Cobbler cardstock (rounding the corners of each using the 3/8” Project Life® Corner Rounder Punch).

Trim the sentiment and mount to the lower part of the tag, add a strip of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock to hide the seam.

Mount the tree and heart to the tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals®. 

Emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Big Shot™ with the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, trim and mount onto a piece of Soft Suede cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Garden Green cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, trim and mount onto the Whisper White card base.

Cut the horizontal banners from pieces of Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper (DSP), create the banner points using the Hexagon Punch and mount onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock (using the Hexagon Punch to “mirror” the banner points again).  

Use the Big Shot™ with the retired Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss the banners and mount onto the card front.

Add the tag to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Use the Bow Builder Punch to create the bow from Cherry Cobbler cardstock, add the bow to the tag, adhere the retired Star brad to the bow center and the Rhinestone to the center of the heart to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Pretty Patches: Tree (Wplus9 Design Studio)

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow

Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Trim the Tree DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™, Northern Flurry and retired Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Wplus9 Design Studio Pretty Patches: Tree Die, Punches- Scallop Topper Tag, 3/8” Project Life® Corner Rounder, Bow Builder and Hexagon, Rhinestone, retired Star brad

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you all have a fabulous Friday!! 


Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Oooohhhhh this is SO pretty!! Love all the layers! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card, I love the pretty layers. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Julie. Love the papers and design.

inkedx2 said...

Wow getting a head start on your Christmas cards. Great idea! Thanks for joining us at HSS.

conil said...

Amazing work. So beautiful and festive.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful card, Julie! All these interesting and fun elements and still CAS! Love that tree! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Diane Vander Galien said...

Very Pretty!!! Love all the texture and accents!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

Anonymous said...

Cute Christmas card! Love the paper and your colors. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Susan Joyce said...

Love the country theme, nice CAS design. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Carrie Rhoades said...

A plaid Christmas tree, LOVE IT! I love the whole card! Great job with your embossing, perfect for our challenge this week at Stampin' Royalty. I'm so glad you decided to join our challenge this week.

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