Friday, December 10, 2010

Stamping 411 Sketch 181

Hi Everyone,

Is this month not flying by??? OMG!! I just can’t believe we only have a few weeks until Christmas. In all the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season the show must go on over at Stamping 411!!! I hope you will take a moment for yourself and play along this week.

Here is the sketch:


…and the simple card I created for it.

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Totally Simple and Elegant and I think this will be my Christmas Card. You know the beauty of Stamping 411??? You get to play along with templates that are already created for you by Selene and Gretchen….it sure does make card making easy. Hope you will give it a try.

My card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and then the layer mat is 4 x 5 1/4. The mat is run partially through the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder simply by inserting the part you want embossed. the image piece was stamped with Black Stazon onto Very Vanilla and colored with my Always artichoke marker and blender with my blender pen. I did a light blue outline with my watercolor pencil and blender pen as I love that look. The card and mat of course are done in Very Vanilla and the only color is the mat I created mimicking the Extra large Decorative Label Punch. I punched two in Cherry Cobbler and pieced behind the image piece that was punched out.

The Merry Christmas is stamped in Cherry Cobbler and the stamp is from Come to Bethlehem.

The final and crowning touch to this card to give it a little pizzazz is the Cherry Cobbler  Seam Binding Ribbon which I adore. I made a triple bow with my bow maker. That’s it!!! Hope you enjoyed it and will think about playing along this week. Take a minute for you and de-stress!!!

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Ms said...

I have to tell you how stunning this card is....the simplicity and yet so elegant.... my hat is off to you & your creativity...thanks for sharing... Oh and that bow is to die for... dang!!!!!

Butternutsage said...

My mouth dropped open when I scolled thoprugh all the designers cardss and reached yours. You blew it out of the world! Just drop dead in your tracks gorgeous!!!!


Adair said...

Stunning, Lee! Is Cherry Cobbler not one of the most beautiful colors yet?!!

Julie Gearinger said...

Love this Lee! So elegant and dramatic- TFS!

Kerin said...

Lee this card is so stunning, and that bow...ooh la la!!

Scrappywonder said...

LOVE IT & what they said, too!! TFS!! R ;)

ps, I love my bow maker!! thanks...

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Cherry Cobbler ... the surprise colour of the newbies! Love it! Gorgeous in its simplicity, Lee!
I just wanted to let you know that I have left a surprise for you on my blog!
Hugs xxaxx

Selene Kempton said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love the gorgeous color and the textures! So beautiful.

Connie Babbert said...

We had the same idea with the Decorative Label and Double Bow this week! Gorgeous card, the vibrant colors!

Patti Chesky said...

What an amazing "Lee" card! It's all in its white glory. I love the stamp you've chosen. I think it gets overlooked in the catalog.

P.S. Thank you for your words of wisdom yesterday. They really helped!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love it as always Lee!!! You always blow your cards out of the ballpark!!!!

GAZ said...

What an absolutely beautiful card! I would love to know how you created the cherry mat around the label punch. I have the punch and like how you matted it. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love the colors and the simplicity of the card. It is just beautiful.
Donna/Ontario, Canada