Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Snow Swirled Christmas Sketch Challenge

Happy Tuesday! What a weekend, it’s officially feeling like winter here with our unexpected snow fall on Saturday. We got the last of our outdoor decorations up on Sunday and Aidan took the opportunity to play in the snow, what fun. I participated in a Vendor Open House in my development last week and my neighbor purchases a bundle of Christmas cards but asked me to stamp a greeting on the inside so I had the Snow Swirled stamp set out on my desk and figured I might as well you is for this weeks Stamping 411 challenge as well.

The card base is Old Olive and I cut it at 4 ¼ x 11 before folding in half (I don’t use this layout nearly enough). The decorative strip uses a piece of the Merry Moments DSP that is matted on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that I used the Eyelet Border Punch on both sides. The main image is the tree from the Snow Swirled Stamp Set stamped with Old Olive ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. I stamped the stars in Real Red and then added Dazzling Diamonds to each star with my Two Way Glue Pen. This image is then matted on a piece of Chocolate Chip Textured Cardstock before adhering it to the card.

I spent a lot of time trying to figure out the right embellishment and then I saw I had an extra snowflake cut out with the Snowflake punch from last weeks challenge so I decided to use that. I sprayed the snowflake with some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint spray I created before using a Clear Rhinestone Brad to attach the snowflake to the card. Finally the greeting is from the same set using Chocolate Chip ink.

I love how this card turned out and I think it has just the right amount of sparkle that anyone would love to receive.

Enjoy and have a great week!
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  1. What a festive card. It's fabulous!! I love all things swirly so this is right up my alley!!

  2. Beautiful job, Diana! That snowflake is the perfect embellishment there. Nice mix of papers, stamps and colors.
    Thanks for playing along again this week!

  3. Very pretty card. I love the colors!
    Heather RDH

  4. Just beautiful! Thanks for playing along.

  5. I thought that set was perfect for the sketch, too! Thanks for playing along this week!

  6. Very pretty!! Thanks for playing along this week!!

  7. I love that you colored the dsp. The colors you picked are fantastic. Great job with the challenge!


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