I saw the sketch over at Card Patterns this morning, while browsing the blogs. It just drew me in...I knew it would work so well for a Christmas card (yes, another one!). Click HERE to read all about the Card Patterns Sketch 83 challenge.
I hosted a Stampin Up show recently and just got my pack of Deck The Halls dsp. It's SO pretty! Anyway, I didn't need much of an excuse to sit down and start creating, did I???
Here's my take on the sketch ~
After embossing the sentiment in gold, I sponged it with a little Crumb Cake ink before removing it from the Spellbinders die. It's subtle, but that's the look I was going for. I thought the vanilla cs needed a little softening to tone it down. I really enjoyed putting this card together and I'm pleased with how it turned out.
Thanks for stopping in to take a look and please leave a comment. I love reading them!
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Card stock: cherry cobbler, always artichoke, early espresso, very vanilla (all SU)
DSP: deck the halls (SU)
Ink: crumb cake (SU), versamark
Stamp: glory to God (Stampabilities)Other: punch (SU), dies (Spellbinders labels eleven), ribbon from my friend Kris, flat back pearls (Recollections), Bow Easy