Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Merry Sketch-Mas


I have another Christmas card today made just under the wire for the Jingle Belles Merry Sketch-mas challenge. Using a sketch to make a card was once my favorite kind of challenge to enter, but I'm a bit rusty since I haven't done that for nearly a year since OWH shut down. I thought I'd give this sketch a try because it looked like a fun one, so I made a basic card using snippets of random cardstock. What appears to be white is actually vanilla cardstock. Trying to photograph gold mirror cardstock changes the look of everything it seems. I die-cut the Lawn Fawn stitched snowflakes with the mirror card, and added some vanilla negatives to the center of the larger one. The vanilla panel was embossed with a SU! softly fallen ef while the red was die cut with a Gina Marie stitched circle. The Northwoods sentiment was gold embossed. 
Here's the sketch I loosely followed. 


Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is fabulous!

Carol

15 comments:

Wendy said...

Such a pretty holiday card, Carol! Love the traditional red & green card but I really love the pop of gold from your foil paper that you used for your pretty stitched snowflakes! Hope you have a great day! :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love the tucked in white and the snow panel looks perfect! Got to get our chill on somehow!

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Carol, great take on the sketch.
Pauline
x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is a simple yet effective card. I like the flatness of it (for mailing purposes!).

Barb said...

A lovely Christmas card Carol and I really like the traditional colours. Barbxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Do you know that I have never follow a sketch to make a card? I must try! Your interpretation of this sketch is very pretty, love the design with the traditional colours and the gold stitched snowflake!! The vanilla panel has a beautiful look with the falling snow embossing!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

A beautiful card that puts me in the Christmas spirit :)

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous design and just love what you have added and the colours are awesome..xxx{aNNie}

Brenda said...

I am loving your take on this sketch Carol! The traditional colors are so pretty and yes, hard to photograph foil! But I love how it came out and think you have a winner to add to your stash. Hugs, Brenda

nwilliams6 said...

Love, love, love that large snowflake - gorgeous. Great Christmas card! Hugz

SmilynStef said...

Your mirrored snowflake is stunning ... so very glad you got sketchy with us at jingle belles.

lauren bergold said...

what an amazingly lovely card & such a spectacular snowflake! WOW! thanks for sharing your great take on stephanie's sketch with us at JINGLE BELLES!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Very nice card! Not too overdone which makes it look so lovely!

Daffodil Cards said...

Super take on the sketch and a Christmas card done, well done you.
Faith
x

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh this looks incredible with the gold snowflakes!! Really beautiful design and great take on this sketch! :) HUGS