Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Warm & Merry Christmas

I decided to try the Mojo Monday sketch this week. I still struggle with my current circle cutter so the oval was completely out. I saw a trick with using the round tab punch to make a 2 inch circle on someone's blog somewhere. There are some A Muse stamps that have been sitting in my stamp tub uninked and calling my name! I just loved today's color challenge: certainly celery, bashful blue and basic gray. I started with a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of basic gray scored at 5 1/2". I cut a piece of Wintergreen designer paper into 4" & 3 3/4". Then I cut it again at 1 5/8" I layered each of those pieces on a 1 3/4" x 4 1/8" piece of bashful blue. I cut 1 1/2" strips of basic gray velvet ribbon from the Beachfront ribbon originals. After I attached it velvet side down to the bashful blue with sticky strip, I folded the ribbon over & used a bashful blue brad to keep it in place. I used the round tab 2 times to make the circle in a 2 3/4" square of certainly celery. Then I used the round corner punch. The chimney was stamped on very vanilla with black stazon. I used the three colors of ink & my aqua painter to fill it in. Liquid Applique was added to the chimney & then I dusted it with dazzling diamonds. I bought some Making Memories mini rub-ons awhile ago. I used Merry Christmas 2 set. I rubbed on the snowflakes in each of the celery corners and then added the sentiment on my bottom panel. The kistletoe stamp was inked with basic gray and then stamped at the top & bottom corner of the panels. I used a the bashful blue stampin write marker to color in the bows & then added the applique to each of the berries. They were topped off with the glitter too. I really am not too sure about this one but it is finally done!!
Stamps: A Muse (chimney & kistletoe)
Ink: bashful blue, certainly celery, basic gray
Paper: wintergreen dp, bashful blue, certainly celery, basic gray
Accessories: basic gray velvet ribbon, liquid applique, dazzling diamonds, round tab punch, corner rounder, bashful blue brads, making memories rub-ons, stampin dimensionals

I also uploaded a card that my marvelous son Calvin made the other day! A future card maker??? Not too bad for 3! He definetly follows the MORE IS MORE motto!


Anonymous said...

This is so pretty! Love the liquid pearls and that velvet ribbon!

Dawn♥ said...

WOW that MM sketch is dynomite and I love your take on it! I've printed it off to give my hand a go. Love the color combo on it! Beautiful second card as well! Love the snowflakes and rhinestone brads! Fabulous job well done!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Gorgeous card! I love the rounded corner square with the punched out circle. And the images you chose just seem perfect for this layout. Thanks for playing! :)