October 29, 2010

Winter Post - {PPA66 Sketch challenge}

Today's post is for the sketch challenge created by Margaret Moody at Pals Paper Arts (PPA)  and here's her sketch ..
Wow. 5 layers! There are so many great stamp sets to choose from, but I opt for one of my favorites... "Winter Post" - It just reminds me of my childhood, and I guess that's because we always went ice skating on the frozen ponds and creeks around my house. With that said....here's my card.

For layer #1 I started with Crumb cake CS and embossed it with a CB Snowflake embossing folder. I also punched the corners with a stash corner punch to soften the edges. I think so any way.
Layer #2 was made using Crumb cake ink on Vary Vanilla CS for ALL the images. I  first stamped with a stash BG distress stamp, then added some snowflakes from the Winter Post set. Next I stamped the Post Card stamp in a vertical position to the left, and stamped the Skaters off-set to the right. I finished it off with Holiday greeting stamp in Hunter Green  (retired) ink.  I matted the VV piece to Cherry Cobbler CS.

 Layer #3 was punched  from a scrap strip of Elegant Soiree DSP with the scallop edge punch and glued to the VV piece. It's hard to see, but if you look close you can see the scallops. I wanted a suttle look, and I think I got it with the tone on tone.

 Layer #4 was created by wrapping the matted piece with twine and offset a tied  bow to the left.

I mounted the matted piece to the card front with dimensionals.
 Next for Layer #5 I stamped the sentiment from the same set in Hunter on the VV and punched it out with the Designer Label Large punch. I punch a second label in cherry cobbler, cut it half to mat the sentiment. I added another small twine  bow to the sentiment to 'tie' it to the image. I popped this up as well using a dimensionals again.

All the pieces were distressed just a tad using crumb cake ink to soften the edges.  The same effect distressed BG, snowflakes and corners were used on the inside, and I added two cherry cobbler corners from the photo corners punch.  The sentiment from the Winter Post set was stamped in cherry cobbler, then glued to the inside.

Well that's my card and I hope you liked it.
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Nancy said...

Love this card all the layers are great, the continuity of the Crumb Cake ink is what sets your card above! Love the red matting on the sentiment stamp as well as the embossed bottom layer...great job girlfriend!

Patti said...

What a great vintage look to your card. It is really lovely.

Karen said...

Love your card for the PPA challenge Diane. The background stamp you used is very interesting and makes the card appear even more vintage.

PS I used WW for my snowflakes.

Have a great weekend

Linda Callahan said...

This is just beautiful and perfectly vintage. The subtle effect of the Crumb Cake is soooo elegant!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Diane your card is so rich and elegant. I love the detail you put into all those layers. Awesome. Hugs,

Stampin' Diva said...

Gorgeous card both inside and out!! Love how you used the details on the corners. Thanks for playing along with us at PPA!!


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