Thursday, October 20, 2011

CCMC 172

Good morning everyone! It's time for another challenge at Create with Connie and Mary! This week they are challenge us with a sketch. Check it out!

And here is what I came up with:
As you can see, I flipped the sketch. I wanted to use this tree image from the Christmas Lodge stamp set. But it is so tall so I flipped my card the other direction. I also wanted to try a different sort of technique. I took the tree image and stamped it in VersaMark onto Whisper White card stock and then embossed it with clear emboss powder. Then I took a sponge and some Garden Green ink and sponged around it to highlight the tree. Then I took a tissue and rubbed the ink from the embossed image. I believe that they call this technique emboss resist. Like I said, it's different! I had also seen a challenge to create a Christmas card with the traditional red and green colors. So I completed the sketch with some designer paper from the Frostwood collection, some Garden Green card stock (to mat the tree image and also scalloped with the scallop edge border punch), and then some Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon. My sentiment comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set and is layered on top of the tree panel. The tree panel is popped up on the card. I also have another layer of Whisper White that is glued to the Whisper White card base (so you don't see the back side of the ribbon).

Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary website to see what the other designers did with this sketch. Then create your own project and upload it so that we can all take a look, too! I always love to see what you do! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Christmas Lodge, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper- Whisper White, Garden Green, Frostwood Lodge designer paper; Ink- Garden Green, VersaMark; Accessories- Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, scallop edge border punch, clear emboss powder, sponge, dimensionals


  1. Your tree is gorgeous with the green high-lighting. Very pretty card!

  2. So pretty! I love the two-colour palette and the emboss resist sure highlights that tree!

  3. This is beautiful Deb! Love the emboss resist technique with the tree--it makes it glow! Your layered sentiment flag and scalloped border are just perfect! Beautiful card.

  4. Beautiful, Deb! Love the emboss resist effect!