Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...with every Christmas card I write...

Happy Tuesday, y'all! It's time for another Skipping Stones Design sketch from Chan Vuong. Here's what we had to work with this week, and boy was it a tough one for me!!

And here's my (second try) card, using Rustic Tiles and Christmas Swirls, as well as some fun goodies from Creative Impressions:

I cut 1" squares of some fabulous Girls' Paperie Christmas paper for the side and bottom tiles. I wanted to create a little "ornament" out of paper, so I punched a few 1" circles out of kraft cardstock to create a faux chipboard look, then topped it with another pattern from the collection stamped with an image from Rustic Tiles. Before I adhered it to the scalloped circle I added a thick layer of Crackle Accents. Once it dried, I punched a hole for my little photo hanger/ornament hook. Here's a close up:

The sentiment is embossed with gold embossing powder, and I thought it would be fun to do a little ribbon cross-stitching with the super thin ribbon from Creative Impressions. I really like how it turned out, even if it almost got the best of me! *grin* Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to check out all the gorgeousness from my fellow designers:

Chan Vuong (Guest Sketch Artist)
Jimmi Mayo (Guest Designer)
  Betsy Veldman (Guest Designer)
Jessica Griffin (Guest Designer)
Wendy Price
Wendy Jordan


Jingle said...

Ummm....so .... wow. Wow! WOW! WOWWOW!!! I can't tell you how much I love this! Gorgeous!

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Shannon!!! I hope that you and your family have a fabulous Thanksgiving!!!

wendyp said...

Love that bit of gold embossing! Very elegant!

Karen B. said...

Another absolutely beautiful creation. You simply amaze me. Each and every time.

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

Gorgeous! I love how you used the embossing powder! :)

paulatracy said...

ohhh, This layout has my gears turning this afternoon & after my nap.. I love the papers and all your little touches

Stephanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Shannan!!! That stitching with the thin ribbon is so, so pretty!

Linda Beeson said...

What a great sketch for a card! Yours turned out wonderful.

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