Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Here's another fun card using an item from my "bits and pieces" stash.  This patterned oval has been in the stash for at least 2 years!!  I just wasn't sure what to do with it, because the pattern was a little strong to stamp over.  But then I started thinking about vellum and knew it would soften it up enough to allow the pattern to show, but not overwhelm the sentiment.  Yeay!  Another difficult piece used.  And it is what inspired the color combo.  It's a bit bright, but I think it's rather pretty.
 After adhering all the layers together, I spritzed the whole card with some Glimmer Mist.  It's hard to see in the photo but it really adds such a nice subtle sparkle.  And see that gorgeous diecut?  A very lovely woman sent a whole bunch to me after I commented on some dies she had used on her card.  Thanks, Gail!!

MFT #212--sketch
Meljen's Designs #244--let it snow
Di's Digi Designs--add sparkle
Suzy Bee's #64--add layers
Sentimental Sundays #243--anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown # 186--facets for crafting (rhinestones)

Stamps: Verve "Richly Blessed"
Dies: Spellbinders "Standard Ovals, large" and "Classic Ovals, large"; MFT "Stitched Scalloped borders"; Whimsy Stamps snowflake border (thanks again, Gail)


Denise Goeldner said...

Wonderful CAS style card, lovely colour combo. Thanks so much for joining us over at Meljen’s Design Team & Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Meljen’s Designs Design Team & Challenge Blog
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}
{Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

Mynn xx said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card! LOVE the beautiful colors and the fabulous texture, too! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

*Vicki* said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the sparkle and shimmer of your design with the soft colors here! Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Throwdown Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Gail said...

Hi Heather! I'm glad to contribute to your die cut selection and you've used this snowflake die cut beautifully! The vellum over the tree does soften it down perfectly. Thanks for the kinds words on my blog and for also thanking me on your own blog! You are very welcome and it was fabulous to be able to share with you. Hugs, Gail

Rachelle Olaridge said...

What a beautiful card. Love the design and scripture. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Crafting Vicky said...

Gorgeous use of the fab die cuts. Love the colors you have used on this.

Thanks for joining us at Meljen’s challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a giveaway

Ileana A. said...

Lovely creation! Wonderful design and colors!
Thanks for playing at Suzy Be's Bloomin' Challenge.

Marsha J Reed said...

Beautiful card, Heather! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges. Marsha DT @ SCCC.

Donna B. said...

Pretty Christmas Card. Love the nontraditional colors. Thanks for playing at CCC this week!!

Susan R. Opel said...

What a smart tip using the vellum to soften the oval. And now you have a card all ready for Christmas 2015!

Susan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things

Lisa Lara said...

This is beautiful Heather. I love the sentiment stamped over the background tree.

Craftdee said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for "Adding Some Sparkle" in our challenge at Di's Digi Designs :-)

Hope to see you in our latest challenge too Donna ♥

Cindy Groh said...

Awesome card. Love that you used stuff from your stash. It's such a great feeling to finally use that product and have it turn out so Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards all Year Round.