Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #382

Hello!  Thank you for coming by.  The very last sketch of 2015 is posted on TMS and it's a super fun one.  Now I will admit when I drew this sketch, I was thinking Christmas candles.  But when I sat down to make my card - I decided I didn't really want candles.  I'm winding down from making cards, I mean I think I did my part.  70 for my mom, 24 for the foster children, some very WOW box cards for my own family (6) and then 6 more cards - yep, I'm done.  But then I got to looking around on the Silhouette online store and saw this very cool cut file of birch trees and a simple word.  I couldn't figure out what it's purpose is - it's not in a layout for a scrapbook page or card but I was instantly struck with what I wanted to do for this card.

You'll have forgive the photo quality - lighting was bad today.  First it was cloudy and then the sun would come out and then in the blink of an eye (or a camera shutter) it was cloudy again.  It is a white card base - I swear....

The latest trend in Christmas colors seems to be white, gray and red.  I love this card - in real life.  The cut file also had these circles and stars - I cut those directly on my base which I thought gave it some added interest.  There were actually like 5 or six trees, but I removed a couple.  The cardinal came from another card cut file.

The card was really easy to put together and I think the results are very cool.  Please head on over to the TMS blog to join in.  We'd love to see you there.  And next week's challenge begins our 2 week Anything Goes challenge so if you want to get a headstart on that, too.

4 Encouraging Thoughts:

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such an elegant beautiful card, I saw this file and another and decided on the other, I think I'll have to go back for this after seeing your card.

Patti said...

I love love LOVE this card and everything about it Melissa!!!

Debbie said...

This is beautiful!!! Wonderful take on your sketch!!

Janice M said...

I have a hard time getting good photos of cards with a lot of white too! Love this color combo, very pretty card!

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