Friday, 10 April 2009

A Scandinavian Christmas card on Good Friday

A little late in the week but this is my entry to the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

I loved this layout - will have to save it for future cards. It was also a great excuse to break in one of my new stamp sets and try one of the new Designer Series Papers (DSP).

This is the sketch to be followed.

I decided to use just three of the colours from the Ski Slope DSP for my colour scheme and started with Chocolate Chip card for my blank. The two different strips of the blue Ski Slope papers were strengthened with some plain card behind them to better support the ribbon and brads. Using Versamark ink and silver embossing powder I stamped the snowflake and tree from the Scandinavian Season set onto Chocolate Chip card. The sentiment is from the Best Yet set (a Level 1 hostess gift). These were all matted onto Real Red card.

Real Red narrow grosgrain ribbon with a faux bow was wrapped around one of the Ski Slope papers and the other had a trio of medium, red, rhinestone brads from the Circle Fire set, added to it. The DSP strips were stuck flat to the card and the embossed elements were all raised on dimensionals.

A good fun challenge and another Christmas card ready to reduce the panic when November rolls around.

Hope you're having a lovely holiday.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx


Alison said...

Sara, that's such a lovely card. That's a fab stamp set and it looks great embossed. I think I'll have to make something using that sketch!

debbi taylor said...

thats beautiful - i love the colours that you have used

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Great job on the challenge! I love that DSP - beautiful colors :-)

Bekka said...

Lovely :-D The tree looks stunning and you are sooo good facing Christmas already!


margaret said...

What a lovely card Sara. The layout is great.xx

My Little Space said...

Sarah, this is stunning.


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just beautiful! Thanks for playing! :)