Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Here's another Christmas card featuring two last-minute challenges.  The sketch for the card was taken from this week's Deconstructed Sketch (#79) and the colors were taken from the current CR84FN challenge (#68).  I really enjoyed this layout as it was a big throwback for me not to use any die cuts, but choose punches to accent my sentiment.  I forgot how tough it was to stamp straight!  The colors were just fabulous to coordinate with a new MME paper pad that I picked up the other day.  

About the Card
The base is an A2 in Cream followed by layers of Gray and DP from My Mind's Eye Santa Claus paper pad.  The edges were gently sponged with Tea Dye distress ink to even out the paper designs.  The sentiment from Verve's Christmas in the Air was stamped on white with Onyx Versafine ink and sponged with Tea dye and Antique linen distress inks.  The corner was rounded with the SU small corner rounder punch.  Rhinestones were used to accent the quote.  The snowflake was punched out of gray with the Spellbinders Creat-A-Flake Four dies and bells and twine were used to accent.  Finally, ribbon and brads were added for more bling!!

Stamps: Verve Christmas in the Air

Paper: Cream, Gray, My Mind's Eye - Santa Claus DP
Ink: Onyx Versafine, Antique Linen  & Tea Dye distress inks
Accessories: rhinestones, burgundy ribbon, jingle bells, 10lb. twine, brads
Tools: Spellbinders Creat-A-Flake Four dies, SU Small corner rounder punch

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