Sunday, October 16, 2011

More!

I found a little time to work on cards today, so I finished the Stars & Stamps sketch challenge #91 found here. I decided to let go of some of my all-time favorite dp, and this is Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding. I just looooove these little tree images! I had one 6x6 piece left, so now that I've cut into it, Figgy will soon be a thing of the past........sigh :) I tweaked the sentiment a wee bit from the original sketch, but this looks a bit more balanced. The sentiment panel was done with 2 punches from an EK punch. I punched a SU! large oval out of the center on the top piece, and adhered it with pop dots after stamping the sentiment on the bottom portion. The sentiment is by SNSS and was done in Ranger peeled paint ink.
Here's a close up so you can see how it was done. I added a couple punched ferns done with a MS punch, and then dotted here and there with liquid pearls. This is another design I'm going to use again, because it's flat enough to mail using just one stamp!
That's going to do it for me today. I've got to get some treat containers packed up and ready to mail off to the grands in IN for Halloween, so thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Carol

14 comments:

Jen said...

This is gorgeous, carol! The ferns with pearls looks so pretty!

StampTramps said...

Looks like neither of us will have to be on Hoarders! Love your card and that little tree paper is too cute! I can see why you saved if for so long. I also really like the simple snowflake card in the post previous to this one. So simple, but classic. I might do some sort of a case on that one for the starts of my next box for Dixie. Thanks for sharing!

JD said...

Very nicely done, Carol. Well, You have inspired me. I bought some Christmas paper yesterday, so I guess it time to start making some Christmas cards.

Kathryn said...

Really love that frame idea. I just got that punch last week, so I might give this a try myself. Thanks for sharing!

LeAnne said...

Oh, how I LOVE this card!!! That paper is one of my favs!

Linda said...

YUM-MY!!! That is my word for the day! Love the dp and super job on the sentiment! Love the pearls! Thanks for sharing!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, I'm sorry that was the last of your Figgy paper. I can see why you love it. I love all the papers you used today. I absolutely love how you did your sentiment piece. Just one more thing for me to CASE. Without you and your beautiful creations, I'd be lost.
Thanks for sharing.

Denise Marzec said...

Gorgeous in every way!

jimlynn said...

LOVELY! Really like the way you framed the sentiment and that DP. Fabulous card for the holidays.
Lynn

Benzi said...

Ooh, Carol....I LOVE this card. I am with you, the paper is yummy. Love the little trees and the houndstooth. Plus, the punched fern and berries along with the frame just finished it beautifully.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is VERY pretty, Carol! I love the framed sentiment with the pine sprigs, and the tree paper is cute!

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Beautiful -- Agree with everyone's posts. I do love the framed sentiment. Thanks!

Anke said...

Wonderful card Carol, the paper is so beautiful and I love the framed sentiment.

Hugs
Anke

Julie said...

Adorable card, Carol! I love how you framed the sentiment and the touches of red. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!