Monday, November 1, 2010

Bells and Boughs

Things have been so busy with our family that my stamping time has been drastically reduced, which I missed.  Thankfully I had enough time between our final TBall game and appointments to sit down for this weeks Stamping 411 challenge.  The arrival of the cold weather is really making look forward to the upcoming holidays and all the fun family moments we get to share.  That was the inspiration for this weeks card.  I started with a cardbase of always artichoke then that added a piece of crumb cake cardstock.  Then I added 4 strips of Deck the Halls DSP

I used the Big Shot to cut 2 Top Notes out (one in Very Vanilla, the other in Cherry Cobbler).  I trimmed the edge off the Very Vanilla piece and then sponged always artichoke around the edge.  I used the large poinsetta image from the Bells and Boughs stamp set and stamped it in always artichoke.  A stamped the image a second time on a piece of scrap paper and cut it out so I could mask the image by stamping in crumb cake with the En Francis background stamp.  The image was colored in with a blender pen and always artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, and Regal Rose classic ink pads. 

To add some bling to the center of the poinsettas I added some champagne shimmer paint (to apply it in little dots I used my paper snips and dipped them in the paint and then dotted the paper).  I used a piece of Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon and cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon (tied with a Basics Glimmer Brad). 

For the greeting I went to my go-to stamp set (it has practically any greeting you need), Tiny Tiny Wishes and stamped with always artichoke ink on crumb cake cardstock and punched it out with the Modern Label punch.   The greeting is mounted with dimensionals so it pops.  The final touch was small pearls in the top right corner and medium pearls on the greeting. 

I love how this card turned out, very elegant.  No check out the inspiration for this card.
I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend and halloween. It's always great to see all the neighbor kids all dressed up and so excited.  I thought I would share a quick picture of my little Indiana Jones (so cute!) and daddy.

Have a great week!
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  1. This is so beautiful, I love the little pearls, and the shimmery brad...awesome!

  2. your coloring on the poinsettia is just beautiful! Great job with this week's sketch. Thanks so much for playing along with the Stamping 411 operators! Blessings, Gretchen


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