Today is Sunday & the start of the new challenge for the week over at Sunny Challenges & Creations. We hope you will join us this week.
It was my turn to bring you the challenge & along with the sketch we have to use a Christmas Theme. Seeing as though Christmas is just around the corner, this is the perfect time to make a start on your cards.
Base Card – Always Artichoke – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Cherry Cobbler – 4 7/8″ x 5 5/8″ or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 4 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ or 13.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Cherry Cobbler – 1 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ or 3cm x 9.5cm
Layer 4 – Always Artichoke – 1 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ x 2cm x 9.5cm
Layer 5 – Cherry Cobbler – 5″ x 2″ or 5cm x 13cm
Layer 6 – Whisper White – 4 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ or 4.5cm x 12.5cm
Stamp Set – Tree Trimings, Short & Sweet
Ink – Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock – Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Punches – Word Window, Modern Label, Scallop Trim Border
Embossing Folders – Perfect Polka Dots, Elegant Lines
Accessories – Linen Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive
I embossed the large piece of Whisper White with the Perfect Polka Dots prior to adhering to the piece of Cherry Cobbler & then to the Base Card – Always Artichoke.
The smaller piece of Cherry Cobbler
was punched along one long side with the Scallop Trim Border Punch
, adhered to the embossed Whisper White
with Snail Adhesive
& the piece of Always Artichoke
adhered to the top of the punched piece.
I embossed the longer piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (I must confess that this is not a folder I have used that much, but when I do, I can’t understand why), adhered 2 pieces of Linen Thread to the back prior to adhering to the long piece of Cherry Cobbler & finally to the Base Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped 2 of the images from Tree Trimmings with Cherry Cobbler onto a scrap of Whisper White, cut them out & adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied 2 bows from the Linen Thread & adhered them to the tops of the images.
The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock, punched with the Word Window Punch, & adhered to a piece of Always Artichoke which had been punch with the Modern Label Punch. The whole lot was then adhered to the card with Snail Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I’m not usually one for the tradional Christmas Colours, but I picked colours that I don’t usually play with. I also opted to go for Whisper White rather than Very Vanilla & I think it gives the whole card a very modern, yet old look about it. I also think the Linen Thread helps the feel of the card too!
Don’t forget to pop on over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what Kris, Gwen & Christine have created. We hope you will be able to join us this week.
Until then, have a great week & Happy Stampin’