Monday, August 6, 2012

From our house . . .

I love all the different card (or paper crafting if you prefer) challenges out there in blog land, don't you?  I find it so much easier to create something when I have some guidelines to go by.  Sometimes the "challenges" are easy and sometimes they stretch you a bit and I think that's why they are called challenges.  The current challenge for JustRite Stampers is one of those that is actually a bit challenging for me.  Not the theme which is "Christmas in July" (super easy), but the requirement that you have to use JustRite stamps.  Now their stamps are gorgeous and I love the idea of them, but (and here is the challenge) I only own one set so far: the From My Kitchen set.  It has a bunch of fun borders and great sentiments for adding to homemade kitchen goods.  But a little tricky to create a Christmas card out of.  But, I did it!  This sentiment seemed perfect to go along with the fireplace scene that can be created from Clear Dollar Stamps' "Home is Where the Hearth Is" stamp set.  It is full of a whole bunch of elements that you can mix and match to create a homey scene.  I actually used the border from the JustRite set as a wreath over the mantel in my scene and then used it again around the main sentiment to tie them both together.  On both, I added a trio of little dots (from PTI's "Boy Basics: Out of this World" set) in red to mimic berries.
Here's a close up of the sentiment and border.

JustRite Stampers #78--Christmas in July
Just Add Ink #129--sketch

Paper: DCWV
Stamps: Just Rite Stampers "From My Kitchen"; Clear Dollar Stamps "Home is where the Hearth is"; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" (Merry Christmas); Papertrey Ink "Boy Basics: Out of this World"
Ink: SU! Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, Real Red and Barely Banana; Martha Stewart  Mandarin Orange and Stem Green
Other: Spellbinders Standard circles, large and Classic scalloped circles, large; SU! Real Red ribbon


Bronwyn Eastley said...

I love the nice warm Christmas scene you have created. Thanks for using the sketch at Just Add Ink.

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

What a cosy feel you have created with this card! I'd love to have a fire place like this in my house.

JAI Design Team

Christine Blain said...

Very clever use of stamps, Heather; you've created a gorgeous scene! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week :)

Sheri said...

Such a lovely warm winter scene! Lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

Marge said...

BEAUTIFUL and peaceful Christmas card!!!