Saturday, December 10, 2011

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Good morning, Friends! I was so glad to be able to sleep in a little this morning! It felt soooo good to keep snuggling under the blankets with it being so cold outside! Now I am snuggling up to a hot cup of coffee. Yum!! Not much planned today. I'm just glad it's the weekend! We are going over to a friend's house tonight. I am making dinner and I am trying a new recipe. I am super excited! I'll let you know how it turns out.

Today's card was inspired by an older sketch of Karen Giron's. You can find it 'here'. This is a card that I did for a swap last month. Since I just got my cards back today, I thought it was more than safe to show you all. I really do like the way this one turned out! And it was really pretty easy!! I got my color inspiration from an older challenge at The Paper Players. It was to use Always Artichoke, River Rock and Riding Hood Red. I like how these colors make a more muted, aged Christmas card. My card base is River Rock and then I cut another piece of River Rock and a piece of Riding Hood Red that I ran through the Big Shot with the Snow Burst embossing folder. Then I wrapped some Always Artichoke seam binding ribbon around it and glued it to my card base Then I cut a piece of Always Artichoke with the scallop circles #2 die and a piece of River Rock with the 3" die. I sponged the edges of the River Rock piece with River Rock before adhering it to the scallop piece. This is popped up on the card and one end is cut off. I stamped the tree from Season of Joy in Always Artichoke and Early Espresso onto Very Vanilla and cut it out. This is popped up on the circle. Then I stamped the greeting, from the same set, in Always Artichoke onto Very Vanilla and flagged one end. The other end is glued onto the circle. The last thing I did was to color a rhinestone with a Sharpie marker and put it on my tree! And there you have it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Season of Joy; Paper- River Rock, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla; Ink- Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, River Rock; Accessories- Always Artichoke seam binding ribbon, rhinestone, Snow Burst embossing folder, scallop circles #2 die, 3" circle die, sponge, dimensionals 

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card! Lovely color combo! Great layout! Love it!