Sunday, July 14, 2013

Christmas in July

Here's my card for this week's OWH Stars & Stamps sketch challenge #181.
I had no clue where to begin with this sketch until I pulled a beautiful paper pad out called Blissful Blizzard by Fancypants. I bought this last year and barely dug into it, and once I saw all the coordinating patterns and colors, I decided to make a Christmas card. I also altered the sketch to be a tall card. I used a piece of silver metallic card stock and a SU! ornament punch to create the ornament, then embossed it with a portion of a Tim Holtz Christmas ef. I tied it up with some silver cording and wine-colored satin ribbon, adding 3 very tiny silver star brads. The sentiment panel is from SU! More Merry Messages, embossed in silver and layered on Smoky Slate card stock and done on a SB ribbon tag diecut. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this card after thinking I couldn't make the sketch work at all!



Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

14 comments:

Benzi said...

You made it work, for sure. I love your papers and that wonderful siver metallic was perfect to emboss the deer. Gorgeous card!

Angela Boutiller said...

Beautiful Carol!

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous!!! I looked at that sketch while ago and all I could think was "no way!!!) but you've nailed it! Love how you embossed the deer on the image! So very pretty.
Hope you had a good weekend.
Lynn

Lee Mae said...

Carol, your card is beautiful! I love the panel set across a vertical card - CASING that idea for sure! I am totally in love with the embossed ornament as well. Fantastic job with the sketch!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow! That embossed ornament is soooo pretty! This sketch is fabulous and you did a wonderful job with it. I am going to have to try the way you did the ornament - TFS. Hugz!

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Very nice interpretation of the sketch.

Linda said...

Uber yummy with all the details! Love the ornament! WTG ion making the sketch work!

JD/ Jill said...

Wonderful job with the sketch with this fabulous card. So many neat details...Just lovely!

Nancy Keller said...

Oh my, I can see that this will be a great sketch to have around for Christmas cards! How lovely! I love how you flipped it up the tall-way, too. :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Just brilliant!

Donna Hanley said...

What a gorgeous outcome for this card. You are not the only one pleased with it. I love it. These colors go so well together. Love that ornament. Great paper choices. Enjoy your hot, humid week ahead.

Ava Oxley said...

Beautiful card. Love the plush ribbon. Christmas time's a-comin'. :-)

Treva said...

Beautiful, pretty paper too!

Bonnie said...

The silver embossed ornament is so elegant, Carol! What wonderful paper!