Wednesday, October 26, 2016


It's Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a sketch for you:
That diamond element made me think of my favorite Fleur De Lis square dies and from there, I just got a bit "fancy".  Wasn't really intending to go that way, but I really like how it turned out.
I embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder and then colored in the poinsettia with a red sharpie; the fine point tip was perfect!  For the diamond element, I die cut two of the squares and then used a ruler and my craft knife to cut out the center of one of them.  I stamped the music background on to the second die cut square and layered them together to create a frame of sorts.  Head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the team did with this; they are all sooooo completely different; the variety is awesome.  I hope you get a chance to play with us this week, sketches are always a great way to start a card.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions: "Noel" and "Sheet Music"
Dies: Spellbinders "Fleur Di Lis squares" and "Radiant Rectangles" oval; Darice Damask embossing folder 

Craft Your Passion #335--anything goes
Crafty Catz #343--embossing (I used by heat and dry embossing)
Brown Sugar #221--anything goes
Crafty Ribbons #172--ribbon or lace
C.R.A.F.T. #386--Christmas
The East Wind #65--bump in the night (embossing)
Craft-Dee BowZ--anything goes with handmade bow
Divas That Cut--embossing


Cheri said...

Stunning, Heather! Absolutely stunning!!!

Glittered Paws said...

Oh loving this - especially the sheet music behind. Beautiful card.

Laurie Unger said...

Outstanding job on the sketch challenge! This is awesome!

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Wow Heather this card is just stunning!!!! I absolutely love the elegance and the gorgeous hint of color. Beautiful design and I really do love this so much. You did a fantastic job on this!

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Lacey Lassy said...

Absolutely stunning. Gorgeous card and your red bow is the perfect embellishment! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our October challenge! --Gail

Christine said...

This is lovely, Heather! The music set behind the die looks great! Big congrats on having a Christmas card ready---and a pretty one at that!

laurie said...

Just beautiful! Such an a=elegant card.Thanks for joining us at the Christmas Card Challenges!

Arlene said...

So dramatic - beautifully done.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas..

Tammi said...

wow gorgeous.

Tammi, DT

Cindy C. said...

It's so beautiful! Love the red and white combo! Thanks for linking up to our challenge at Die Cut Diva's.

Patti J said...

Heather, this is just stunning! I am so impressed with your take on the sketch! ❤️ it!

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges and good luck!
Monica - CCC DT

Susan Powell said...

I love the three red ribbons hanging down from the background. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

Unknown said...

Lovely card, thank you for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage - good luck
Lyn - DT

Mandy LaCroix said...

LOVE this! :)
Thanks for sharing it over at Christmas Card Challenges!