Thursday, November 5, 2015

Spirits Bright

Hello again and happy Thursday (only one more day until the weekend!).  The Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge provided a great sketch this week, which I used to create another Christmas card.  Be sure to use the link below to visit and enjoy all the wonderful inspiration!

I started with a Soft Sky base, stamping snowflakes from the Among the Branches stamp set in the same color at the corners.  The next layer is a rectangle of Real Red card stock.  It was topped with a rectangle of Whisper White embossed with the Woodland embossing folder.  That folder had been brayered with Soft Sky ink prior to embossing to create the background color.  The same snowflake stamp was used to stamp between the trees in Versamark ink, then heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss powder.

The sentiment from the same set was stamped in Real Red and punched with a 2" punch, then mounted on a larger circle cut with a Circles Collection framelit in Silver Glimmer paper.  I couldn't decide what to use for the small horizontal piece, since I already had a sentiment, then I pulled out some long retired (I mean really long!) White Organdy ribbon.  It worked better than expected because it is so sheer, it doesn't take away from the stamped and embossed pieces, plus it almost has a bit of sparkle to it.  Because of the size of the circle, I had to move the rectangle from the middle as shown in the sketch, over to the right side of the card.

The finishing touch was adding Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the sentiment and in the middle of the embossed snowflakes. 

Thanks for your visit and I hope you have a great Friday!



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