Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #374

Hi!  I hope you're doing well.  Thank you for stopping in - I am so glad you're here because I have such a fun card to share with you today.  I am so excited it turned out really well!  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I got super creative with it.  Our sponsor this week is Jenee and she's offering a great prize so be sure to head on over to TMS to check it out!

My card features embossing, punches, dies and glitter.

Isn't this lovely?!  I hope you like it as much as I do.  I picture this door being at the front of a lovely townhome.  I used for my base a brick embossing folder by Darice.  My door is made from this beautiful red card stock I picked up at JoAnn's when it was on sale a month ago.  The bottom layer measures about 2 1/2 inches wide and I barely touched the edges with a bit of Barn Door Distress Ink.  For the 2nd layer I deepened the red a bit with more Barn Door Distress Ink and then the top layer I, again, barely inked the edges.  This gave it the depth I was looking for.  The wreath I made from circle dies and a holly leaf punch that I have had for forever and a day.  Then I decorated it with Candy Cane red Stickles and a bow by Mama Element (die).

The card measures 5 x 7 so I had to emboss 2 pieces of card stock to make the brick panel.  There was a slight seam but that was easily covered with gold glitter "garland" which is an old die from MFT Stamps.

I created the door frame with strips of white card stock that I embossed lines into using my Scor-Pal.

Finally the inside of the card has my sentiment - a die from Pink & Main using some Heidi Swapp glitter paper.

Please join us at TMS and be sure to visit the team's blogs and leave them some love that they deserve so much!  Have a great day!

8 Encouraging Thoughts:

Wanda said...

Stunning card Melissa! I love all the details on the very welcoming front door.

Patti said...

Wow Melissa I'll take that townhome it looks like someplace I'd like to live! You went all out, it's so pretty so many beautiful details!

Janice M said...

AWESOME take on this weeks sketch!! Love it a lot!

Jenée said...

LUV, LUV, LUV your card. It is so darn creative and charming. It is GREAT!!

Melissa Craig said...

Thank you Jenee.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card, Melissa!! Not that I need more EF's, but this brick one is on my wishlist! I love your door!! What a wonderful Christmas card!!!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very fun card, I love how you made the rectangle in the sketch into a door. You really can imagine what a nice house this is! TFS!

Being Mrs Miles said...

Ha, Melissa, the bricks are so cool - the entire door looks inviting and I specially appreciate you looking after the inside of your card too.

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