Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #420

Hello and thank you for stopping by.  It's actually Sunday that I am writing this post as I don't expect to have power too much longer.  Although Hurricane Irma is not yet here in my area, she's on her way.

The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  It's truly an open canvas, great for scenes or to showcase sentiments - let your imagination run wild!  Our sponsor is DRS Designs, one of favorite and recurring sponsors.  My card features stamps from DRS Designs - Large Filigree Snowflake and Joy of Christmas greeting.  I love the color combination of silver (or gray) and red.  It's so beautiful!

By the time I finished this card, the snowflakes didn't look like snowflakes anymore and now my mind is racing on how else can I use this stamp?  I think it would be gorgeous lined up as a continuous pattern.  I stamped the snowflakes with VersaMark and used silver and red embossing powders.  I've literally had these powders for almost 20 years!  Who said they go bad?  I wish I hadn't listened to that person because I threw away a lot of powder.  Anyway - it turned out beautiful!  I then matted the stamped panel and the sentiment panel to some red foil paper from a Christmas paper pack.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaFine onyx black and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I also added some silver glitter tape and red glitter tape. The red glitter tape, I actually cut a single piece length-wise to make some thinner width tape before adhering to my card.  This was actually really quick to put together and would be easily massed produced.  If you do the stamping/embossing on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper and then cut it down - bam!  4 cards ready!

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Have a great day!

7 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jenée said...

Oh, what a fun and festive card. The paper is so pretty, and I really like the sentiment. Nicely done.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Beautiful card! That snowflake design is very pretty in two colors, it makes for a lovely Christmas card. I hope your power is back on soon and that your neighborhood gets back to normal.

Carol L said...

The stamped background looks amazing here, and I just love the color combo! Those sparkly ribbons are the perfect finishing touch in keeping with the sketch and the sentiment is lovely too! Here's hoping you came through the hurricane with little to no damage and are OK.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

SO VERY Beautiful love the colour combination. Hope all was OK with you and Irma!

Janice M said...

So pretty! Love the sparkly tape you used. It really makes the card pop. Hope all is well?!

Debbie said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love the embossed snowflake BG and the sparkly tape!!

Patti said...

This is very classy and pretty Melissa it's amazing how quickly Christmas is going to be here and you're going to be one up on another beautiful Christmas card

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