Saturday, December 17, 2011

They're singing "Deck the Halls"...but it's not like Christmas at all...I remember when you were here...

Hey y'all! Happy Saturday! I just wanted to pop in and say hi really quickly, and show you a clean and simple card I created using last week's Fall-to-Layout #170 from the Clean and Simple Stamping blog. I love these sketches...even when they don't end up so simple.

Here's my card, using some new Verve stamps and dies:

When I saw this week's Color Challenge over on Splitcoast, I knew that the 25 Days of Christmas Collection from Simple Stories would be perfect to use. I knew I wanted to use the Snowflake Tidings die set, so I cut three small snowflakes out of Kraft cardstock, then stamped and embossed the small snowflake from Glad Tidings in white. I sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink and added Swarovski crystals to the center of each snowflake. Here's a closeup:

The main panel was cut from my 25 Days of Christmas 6x6 paper pad and matted with Early Espresso. I wrapped a piece of Always Artichoke seam binding around the top part before adhering the three snowflakes on foam dimensionals. Finally, I stamped the gorgeous sentiment from Bright Spirits in Early Espresso and then secured the panel to my white card base with foam dimensionals. Very simple, but I love how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by so say hello...I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a fabulous day!


Marisa said...

Way to flash some Verve, Shannan :) The snowflakes are perfect for the sketch. Lovely the colour combo too.

Stephanie said...

Shannan......This is so, so gorgeous!!! Love the colors and the old-fashioned feel to it!

Vickie Z said...

That is adorable... Love those snowflakes!!!

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