It was my turn to bring you the challenge & along with the sketch we have to use a Christmas Theme. Seeing as though Christmas is just around the corner, this is the perfect time to make a start on your cards.
Base Card - Always Artichoke - 8 1/4" x 4 1/8" or 21cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 - Cherry Cobbler - 4 7/8" x 5 5/8" or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 2 - Whisper White - 4 3/4" x 5 1/2" or 13.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 - Cherry Cobbler - 1 1/2" x 4 3/4" or 3cm x 9.5cm
Layer 4 - Always Artichoke - 1 1/4" x 4 3/4" x 2cm x 9.5cm
Layer 5 - Cherry Cobbler - 5" x 2" or 5cm x 13cm
Layer 6 - Whisper White - 4 7/8" x 1 7/8" or 4.5cm x 12.5cm
Stamp Set - Tree Trimings, Short & Sweet
Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock - Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Punches - Word Window, Modern Label, Scallop Trim Border
Embossing Folders - Perfect Polka Dots, Elegant Lines
Accessories - Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive
I embossed the large piece of Whisper White with the Perfect Polka Dots prior to adhering to the piece of Cherry Cobbler & then to the Base Card - Always Artichoke.
The smaller piece of Cherry Cobbler was punched along one long side with the Scallop Trim Border Punch, adhered to the embossed Whisper White with Snail Adhesive & the piece of Always Artichoke adhered to the top of the punched piece.
I embossed the longer piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (I must confess that this is not a folder I have used that much, but when I do, I can't understand why), adhered 2 pieces of Linen Thread to the back prior to adhering to the long piece of Cherry Cobbler & finally to the Base Card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I stamped 2 of the images from Tree Trimmings with Cherry Cobbler onto a scrap of Whisper White, cut them out & adhered to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. I tied 2 bows from the Linen Thread & adhered them to the tops of the images.
The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock, punched with the Word Window Punch, & adhered to a piece of Always Artichoke which had been punch with the Modern Label Punch. The whole lot was then adhered to the card with Snail Adhesive & Stampin' Dimensionals.
I'm not usually one for the tradional Christmas Colours, but I picked colours that I don't usually play with. I also opted to go for Whisper White rather than Very Vanilla & I think it gives the whole card a very modern, yet old look about it. I also think the Linen Thread helps the feel of the card too!
Don't forget to pop on over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what Kris, Gwen & Christine have created. We hope you will be able to join us this week.
Until then, have a great week & Happy Stampin'