September 21, 2010

WMSC #15 & PDCC #47


Hello!  So glad you stopped by tonight!  I have a card to share for two challenges:  the Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge and the Play Date Cafe color challenge.  Here's the inspiration:


As much as I adore that quaint looking summer cottage, I wound up doing a holiday card!  You just never know where the design will take you sometimes.  I saw an opportunity to use up some small scraps of cardstock using the sketch, so I trimmed stripes that were 3/4 in X 2 in.  The red, green, and turquoise pieces were given some texture with PTI impression plates (Argyle, Polka Dot, and Woodgrain), and the black strip was stamped with BB: Tin Types.  Then I stitched them in a row to a white background impressed with the Linen & Canvas plate.

The felt snowflake was cut with one of PTI's new dies and embroidered with white floss.  I stamped a sentiment from Peace, Be Still, added a red button to the snowflake, and adhered it all to the card.  The result is a simple, graphic card that has a lot of interesting texture and a fun, non-traditional holiday color combo.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, True Black, white)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Peace Be Still, Background Basics:  Tin Types)
Ink:  Inkadinkadoo (black), Jo-Ann (white)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Linen & Canvas, Polka Dot, Woodgrain, & Argyle impression plates, snowflake die)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (felt, button), DMC floss, thread

Thanks again for stopping by!  Have a good one!

21 comments:

Marisa said...

Absolutely adorable, Christina! Love the felt snowflake with the stitching on it and your different embossed panels! Great use of the sketch and CC :)

Karen B. said...

Never in a million years would I have thought these colors would make such a fine looking holiday card, but this card of yours is amazing!

Nance said...

Oh my word!! So adorable! Love this cute little WM sketch and it looks fantastic with these colors. Love the non-traditional holiday colors and can I just say....OMG, you embroider too?!!

{ kelly jo } said...

this is beautiful!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

OH MY! What a darling card Christina! You really rocked BOTH of these challenges! Your stitching looks fabulous! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful design, the colors look great for your holiday card. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful Christmas card--love all that white space and your stitching! Great job:) So glad you joined in the fun this week--THANKS so much for playing along with us at the PDCC:}

Smita said...

Oh My God!!! This is soooooo pretty. Love all your cards, Christina.

Suzanne C said...

Love the design. So clean and graphic. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along in the PDCC.

Sarah Anderson said...

Really beautiful CAS card for Christmas, I love it! Thanks for playing with us at the cafe :)

Julia Aston said...

Love your embossed and stitched panels on this Christina! thanks for playing with WMS again this week!

Lindsay said...

Love the colors Christina! This card is beautiful!

Monique said...

Great take on the sketch Christina!! Super fun colors and love the stitching on the snowflake!!Hugs

Niki Estes said...

What a fun card! I love the textures and dimension!

Keva said...

Wow...this truly captures both challenges beautifully. It's a great card..I really like it a lot.

Evelyn S. said...

It's a terrific....graphic.....card! Fabulous use of the color scheme! Congrats on being named to the Fab Four!

JeanFB said...

Gorgeous card - I adore the texture, the stitching, and the extra little stitching on the snowflake - very elegant! Congrats on the Fab4!

Linda Beeson said...

That is a really cute idea for a Christmas card. Love the colors and the way you used the sketch.

Jen Carter said...

LOVE, LOVE this!! I really love how you stitched on the snowflake and I also really like how each panel has been embossed or stamped on! Teriffic!

Sarah Martina said...

Have mercy! This is STUNNING!!!! So glad you played along with us for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! :)

Laurie said...

Ok now this one is my fav!! I love that felt snowflake!! Adorable!

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