Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Peaceful Christmas Card

Yeah, I managed to get some stamping done today! Last week a nasty toothache knocked me out most of the week, had that pulled on Saturday and then we got hit by a snowstorm so I spent the rest of the weekend alternating between watching football( look out Cheeseheads, my G-Men are coming for you!) and playing outside. Needless to say all the intentions I had of getting some cards made went bye-bye :)

I had a free day today and I wanted to play along with a new sketch challenge that Lesley of Always Playing with Paper has going on now. Like she doesn't have enough to keep track of(she is a fellow DT member on Friday Mashup, is creator of The Paper Players and  Freshly Made Sketches, works outside of the home, just to name a few!) she is now hosting Merry Mondays, where she gives us a sketch and we make a Christmas card with it! I will NEVER turn down an opportunity to make a Christmas card but I just have to ask: Lesley, do you EVER sleep? ;)

I decided to ink up a set from the Christmas mini that I didn't touch at all this past holiday season, Comfort and Joy. It's a very pretty set and I like that it's nice and simple. I used today's color challenge over at Splitcoast for the card...as soon as I saw the colors I immediately thought winter/ Christmas. Maybe I still have Christmas on the brain?

I didn't like the empty space between the main image and the sentiment and none of my ribbon seemed to look right so I placed some pearls in that space and I really like how it turned out. I was going to add some Dazzling Details to the main image but after thinking about it I thought that would detract from the effect the pearls give so sorry to my daughter who loves sparkly stuff, but I didn't put it on! LOL

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Comfort and Joy
Paper: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Naturals White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Big Shot, Snow Burst embossing folder, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Pearls, sponge

 It's a wonder I could get my card photographed! I couldn't go outside because we're have 40mph winds, and so I went to my usual spot in the house, by our big dining room window. This also happens to be the window where my cats keep bird and moose watch and today my kitty Calliope did not want to give up her spot!



  1. Hahaha! Nope, no sleep for me! I love this clean and simple beauty, the pearls are SUCH a nice touch. Thank you Lisa for joining me, it was so nice to see your card and to read your post.
    Hope your toothache is gone with that tooth...loved the cat photo too.

  2. Very pretty card, love the added texture.

  3. The cat is so funny, mine dose the same thing. I love the colors that you used for the card very festive!

  4. Very soft and pretty colours for Christmas - gorgeous!

  5. oh I really like the softness of the colors you've used on this card. beautiful Christmas card!


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