Saturday, 5 April 2014

52CCT - Sketch ....

... Good morning!  It's my turn to host our challenges at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - I had such a great time picking out the challenges and I hope you enjoy them.  As it's the first Saturday of the month, it is our sketch.  Here's my take:

Mwah! - photo by Deboah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Festive Foliage, Compact Sentiments
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
Dies: WMS - Mistletoe Dies
Accessories: White Lustre Card; My Mind's Eye DP - Snowed In (FOC with Cardmaking & Papercraft); Copics; Glossy Accents; Cuttlebug EF - Swiss Dots; Vellum; Baker's Twine


I had lots of fun designing the sketch and hope you like it.  I have used the theme of mistletoe from this week's Merry Monday - # MM#102 challenge as I wanted to use the WMS mistletoe stamp and die.  And, while going through my stash, I came across this pretty paper which also has mistletoe images.  I cut a piece of the paper to cover the card and embossed the stitched pattern.  I didn't want to hid the backing paper, so I cut my vertical panel from vellum, embossed a dotty texture and adhered it to the card.  I stamped the mistletoe on white card, coloured the berries with Copics and cut it out with the matching die.  I tied on some Baker's twine and adhered the mistletoe with dimensional tape.  I added some glossy accents to the berries, which you can just about see in the photo above.  For the inside I used another piece of the design paper and on the white panel stamped some more mistletoe and a Christmas greeting.

Mwah! inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Our Guest Designer this month is Pat Couder (Created by Pat) - she makes fabulous cards; she also does scrapbook pages and photography too - a very creative lady!  For more inspiration with this sketch check out Pat's card and those from the rest of the team.  I'm really looking forward to seeing what you make this week.  Bye for now!

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14 comments:

Katie Melhus said...

That patterned paper is so pretty with a bit of vellum over it and could that sentiment be any more perfect for this challenge? Don't think so! So glad you're playing along this week at Merry Monday!

fabiola jaques said...

très jolie création Deborah, charmant et élégante, biz

1CardCreator said...

Sweet card, I love the clean lines of it. ~Diane

Bonnie said...

I love how the vellum makes it look like the pretty robin is in a snowstorm! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Wendy said...

Very pretty card, Deborah! Love your mistletoe and what you did with the vellum! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

LeAnne said...

So pretty, Deb! I have this paper and totally forgot about it...love the little mistletoe and bird images! Your sketch is awesome! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Merry Monday challenge this week!

Ruth M said...

Such a pretty card Deborah, the patterned paper is beautiful, I can see why you didn't want to cover it up! Love the dotty embossed strip of vellum and the layered stamping inside is wonderful!
Have a great week! Ruth x

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So pretty! I just love the touch of vellum over that paper!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Danielle Vincent said...

I LOVE how you interpreted this weeks sketch Deborah. The papers are so gorgeous too. Hugs D

Louise van Vuren said...

Thanks for the sketch,such a versatile one, nearly forgot the bow, though!Love your mistletoe themed card, that's an awesome image.

Louise xx

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card Deborah, thank you for playing along with us for Merry Monday.

Asha said...

That's a very clever take on the sketch. I lOVE it!
Enjoy your Sunday.
hugs, Asha

Mynn xx said...

This is super duper fabulous, Deb! LOVE the glossy mistletoe berries and I think that sentiment is perfect! ;) HUGS and have a great rest of your week! :) Mynn xx

Patricia Hays said...

I like how the embossed vellum resembles falling snow. :) Very nice!

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