Thursday, May 2, 2019

Just for fun

It's been far too long since I have made a Christmas card, way too long since I used anything from my bits and pieces stash, and quite a while since I have made a card just for fun.  So, as I had a little time this afternoon, I remedied all three of those issues with this card:
I started with the panel that the image is stamped on; it was in my bits and pieces stash.  I stamped the image and then stamped the musical score and inked the edges with some antique linen distress ink.  It seemed a little plain still, so I stamped some sprigs around the edges.  Done with that, I die cut a kraft panel with a stitched rectangle die, stamped it with a background stamps and inked the edges with the same Antique Linen distress ink.  Added the ribbon and stamped the sentiment; done!  Well, done after I added a few green rhinestones for fun.

Stamps: Verve "Beyond Measure" image, sprigs and sentiment; JustRite Stampers background stamp
Dies: Spellbinders "Butterfly Corner" main image panel; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes with the optional twist: monochromatic
Creative Craft Cottage--no patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday #385--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
As You Like It--flowers or ribbon (I definitely prefer ribbon.  It can be used in so many ways and when used like this, it doesn't add any bulk.)
Crimbo Crackers #183--anything goes
Crafty Catz #459--anything goes with the optional twist: add a sentiment
Atlantic Hearts #314--sketch

Double Trouble #27--Anything Everything Something (Thing #1: free for all, Thing #3: enter with one of the partners: Atlantic Hearts)
Die Cuttin' Divas #418--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--lace and/or ribbon
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #10--anything goes
Crafter's Cafe #218--make your own background and/ or use dies and punches


Ahamed said...

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Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love the combination of Kraft design papers and the silhouette looks so good against it, and great interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for sharing your AHSC with us at Double Trouble.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love your monochromatic take on the three wise men. Lovely card for sure. Thanks for joining us over at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' challenge.

Larelyn said...

Your card is simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing at Die Cuttin Divas Anything Goes challenge.

Alyson Mayo said...

I love this - such a beautiful card with the "sandy" colours which are perfect considering the theme you chose. Great use of the sketch as well. Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts :)

Christine said...

What a beautiful and tranquil card! I love the musical notes behind the silhouettes. Good job having a Christmas card ready!

Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Blessings,
DT Member

Rae Ann said...

The silhouette stamp on the music score looks awesome! The background stamp adds a great detail and the bling is the perfect finishing touch.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Lace and/or Ribbon challenge.

Linda Anderson said...

It's never too early to start on Christmas cards!!! And this one is stunning! Such a lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Brandi said...

Very pretty, I love the neutral colours, very soft and subtle. Thank you for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R
AHSC - DT member

papercraftingprincess said...

It's always fun to get a jump on your Christmas cards. Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble.

Squirrel x said...

Thanks so much for sharing your ribbon make with us - this is so classy! Hope you will join us again soon. Hugs Squirrel xx AYLI

Brenda said...

Your ribbon was the perfect embellie for this simple but wonderful image! Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge this week!

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge.

Helen x