October 16, 2011

CAS Red & Green Sketch Christmas (PP#68, FMS#6)

This post using the "Beautiful Season" stamp set will hopefully work for two challenges; The Paper Players CAS Red & Green {challenge #68}, and Freshly Made Sketches {challenge #6}. This card is not the typical Christmas Red & Green and I turned the sketch a bit, but I hope it will work for both. Here is my card.
I used a crumb cake base and 'temporarily' added a piece of DSP. Then both were run through the Big Shot using the stripes embossing folder. I removed the DSP and I wrapped it with a piece of cherry cobbler seam binding, then glue permanently to the card front. If you look close you can see the embossed DSP.
The bird image from "Beautiful Season" was stamped on very vanilla with versamark & early espresso ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I colored the image with crumb cake, cherry cobbler and lucky limeade inks using a blender pen, and few write markers. The die cut piece was popped up with dimensional.
I stamped Merry Christmas on very vanilla and punched with a 1 1/4" circle punch and added to a LARGE Spice Cake designer button. Added a snippet of cobbler seam binding and popped up with double dimensionals. Done!
I hope you like my card today.
Hootie says " Hoot Hoot Hooray...Thanks for stopping by today!
Please leave a comment with your thoughts; I hope you will stop by again!"
     Diane

14 comments:

Nancy said...

Di, this is gorgeous, love the image and the red/green is traditional, but fresh. Of course I always love polka-dots too, great Christmas card.

Julie Marshall said...

Great card! I love colors in a non-traditional way and you've done that here. What a great idea to emboss the polka dots. Love the look. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

LeAnne said...
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LeAnne said...

So pretty...and I love that you found a use for those gigantic buttons! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful! Love how you did the stripes with the embossing folder and your image is gorgeous! And the sentiment on the button is so cool!

Karen said...

Great card Diane. The double embossing trick is great and then you don't have to worry about lining up. I hope that you are taking some time for yourself during your busy schedule. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comments. I always look forward to them.

Cindy Hall said...

Really lovely card, and it does work so well for both challenges. I especially love the Spice Cake button with the sentiment. Thanks so much for playing with us at The Paper Players and Freshly Made Sketches!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Diane! I love how you embossed the DSP, too! The large button containing the sentiment is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week! It's great to have you back!

samantha's cards said...

beautiful card. love the bird image.

Lesley Croghan said...

Beautiful Diane! I love how you coloured the image and the embossed background looks great! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and the Paper Players.
Hugs,
Lesley

Jen Timko said...

This is really pretty! I love your use of the button as a frame for your sentiment! Wonderful! So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Lauri said...

This is a wonderful, traditional Christmas card! The accents of the embossing is wonderful...and you used those HUGE buttons! yay for you! Thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Nance Leedy said...

Love your take on the sketch Di! The chickadee stamp looks great in the label nestie and I love the embossed DSP. So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Anne Marie said...

Diane, I always love your cards! So much pretty detail and I especially love how you showcased those big ol' buttons! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :) Hugs!

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