Wednesday, November 29, 2017
SC673 Merry Christmas
It’s Wednesday and time again for the weekly sketch at Splitcoaststampers! Allison is our sketch artist this week for the SC673 Challenge and I thought this layout would be perfect for a Christmas card!
I decided to play along with the As You Like It “Favourite Christmas Colour andWhy?” Challenge (I love deep dark reds with green, white and silver at Christmas- a home style Christmas color combination that reminds me of my childhood) plus the Hand Stamped Sentiments #278 Inspiration Challenge and the Global Design Project #115 “Christmas Joy” Theme Challenge into the design.
If you have not had a chance to visit the SC673 Splitcoaststampers’ Sketch gallery or the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- fabulous inspiration from all!
This card is primarily die-cutting and was very easy to create:
1). Using the Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Elegant Embellishments Dies, die cut a base ornament from Real Red cardstock and another from Whisper White cardstock.
2). With the ODBD Elegant Embellishments Dies intricate ornament dies, die cut one of each from Silver Foil and layer onto the base ornaments from Step #1.
3). Position the ODBD Pierced Circle Die on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock and die cut. Remove the circle from the panel and emboss the panel with a lace brocade embossing folder. Mount onto a piece of Real Red cardstock, trim and mount onto the white card base. Score a 1” strip of Real Red cardstock and add to the right hand side of the card (per the sketch).
4). Re-insert the die cut circle into the panel and adhere to the card front.
5). Using various green cardstock, die cut pieces of pine and other greenery with the ODBD Lovely Leaves Dies and mount to the center of the circle (per the sketch).
6). Add a bit of silver cord to each ornament. Mount the white ornament directly to the card front (covering up the ends of the foliage) and mount the red ornament with dimensional foam.
7). With Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, stamp the sentiment from ODBD Mini Tag Sentiments stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock, trim and create the fish tail banner by hand. Mount onto the card with dimensional foam.
8). To finish off the card, add a few Rhinestones to the centers of the ornaments and use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the foliage.
Stamp Sets: Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi; Silver Foil
Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, ODBD Dies- Pierced Circles, Elegant Embellishments, Fancy Foilage; retired Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Scoring Tool, Silver Cord, Rhinestones
Thanks again for stopping by to visit! If you have time, come join us at Splitcoaststampers for this week’s sketch challenge! Hugs and I hope all of you have a wonderful week, sweet friends!