Sunday, December 7, 2014

Clean and Layered- A Color, Theme and Sketch Challenge!

Hi Stampers! 

I wanted to create another Christmas card this weekend and decided to play along with the Pals Paper Arts PPA230 Color Challenge and The Fusion {Merry Christmas} Challenge.

This card was also created for the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club December 2014 SCSCCDEC14 Christmas Card Challenge (not a Fan Club Member yet?  Check out the details here)...

Again, if you have not already visited the above sites, I hope you will find the time to do so- they both have fabulous Design Teams as well as inspirational galleries! 

I used quite a few of my scraps to create this Clean and Layered (CAL) card:

Ink the sentiment from Merry Little Christmas using Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink and stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock. 

Use the Big Shot™ with the Banner Collection Framelits™ to cut the banner and cut another banner (the same size) from a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  Mount the Cherry Cobbler banner behind the sentiment allowing a bit of the Cherry Cobbler to show at the bottom.

Adhere a piece of Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the top of the embossed Very Vanilla panel (I found this embossed piece in my scraps) and sponged a bit of Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink over the white plaid to tone it down a bit :-)

Mount the sentiment banner to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and adhere the layered background panel onto a piece of Baked Brown Sugar cardstock.

Trim the panel and add the 1” Cherry Cobbler Stitched Edge Grosgrain Double Ribbon Bow.   

Mount the entire card front onto the Cherry Cobbler card base.

Stamp the gingerbread men from Scentsational Season using Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut each gingerbread man out using the Holiday Collection Framelits™.

Adhere the gingerbread men to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Using the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blendabilities™ marker, color the Pearls and once dried, add to the gingerbread to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Merry Little Christmas, Scentsational Season (both retired)

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar; Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blendabilities™ Marker

Paper: Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Trim the Tree DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™, retired Snowflake Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Banner Collection and Holiday Collection Framelits™, Pearls, 1” Cherry Cobbler Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a wonderful week!


Linda Callahan said...

I love these sweet little guys! And your bow is wonderful! Classic Christmas!

Kathy L said...

This is an adorable card! The gingerbread men have always been a favorite of mine, and I appreciate the reminder to get them out again.

Lesley Croghan said...

So adorable!!

Michelle Gleeson said...

What a fabulous bow. All the texture makes it very festive.

Patti MacLeith said...

I miss those little guys! All those textures look lovely. I want to hold the card in my hands--beautiful! Thanks for playing, Julie!

Kitty A. said...

Just adorable. Nothing beats a gingerbread man and red plaid for the holidays... unless it is that gorgeous red bow!

Sandie Conner said...

Just lovely! Your great details, and of course those fabulous colors make a fun card. Thanks for having fun with the PALS this week.

Ashley Lydia Durand said...

Great card ! Its absolutely adorable ! I love tradition Christmas cards, this is super cute.

Julia Aston said...

Love the plaid and the sweet little gingerbread men! thanks for joining us in the Fusion challenge!

Lynn said...

So many fabulous details. I love the bow and sweet little gingerbread men. Great take on the sketch. Thanks so much for playing with us at Fusion!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card looks like a stunning gift with delicious real gingerbread cookies! I love it, Julie!! Congratulations on the HM honors from Fusion!! Happy Holidays! Hugs, Darnell

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