Oct 08 2010

Stamping 411 – Deck the Halls

Another sketch challenge from Stamping 411 starts today!  When I looked at this sketch, I tried to think of any large stamp that I could use.  Then I remembered the Deck the Halls Designer Paper has some BIG sections of really beautiful printed pieces.  I just finished my Design A House for Create with Connie and Mary, so I had plenty of scraps sitting on my table.  I sifted thru until I found this one that I thought was perfect!



I kept my focal piece larger on the card than the sketch shows…because, frankly, I just hated to cut up the Designer Paper too much!




The base of the card is Always Artichoke and I layered on Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I did wrap some Early Espresso 5/8 Satin Ribbon around to the back of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock and adhered…unfortunately you can't really see it!  I matted the Deck the Halls Designer Paper with Very Vanilla to make it pop on the Cherry Cobbler.  I took my Tombow Monoadhesive Glue and drew a fine line the outside edge and then used the Champagne Glass Glitter over it.  I LOVE this glitter…so sparkly and very non-messy!  It packs a lot of WOW, though!


I stamped the greeting from Gifts of Christmas in Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink on Very Vanila, then punched with the Wide Oval.  I layered it on a larger oval from the Ovals Die in Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I popped this element up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I inked up the Poinsettia flower in Gifts of Christmas with my Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and More Mustard Stampin' Write Markers, then stamped it on scrap Very Vanilla.  I cut it out and placed it in the corner of the ovals on Stampin' Dimensionals, too!  I added a TON of tiny pearls…in the centers of each Poinsettia and underneath the greeting for a little extra bling on the card!


I really like how this turned out.  Probably not a card I would make a lot of…but it is nice for a special person! 


Make sure to check out the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators to see what they did this week! 

9 People have left comments on this post

Oct 9, 2010 - 09:10:39
Kerin said:

Oh my this is stunning!! This dsp is naturally gorgeous, but the addition of the pearls just puts this card over the top!!

Oct 9, 2010 - 09:10:10
Lisa Cheney said:

Wow this is just sooooo beautiful.  I love everything.  The pearls are so pretty and all that glass glitter.
Such a simple sketch and you knocked it out of the park. TFS

Oct 9, 2010 - 04:10:11
Dorothy said:

So pretty! I love the DSP used.

Oct 10, 2010 - 10:10:23
Lee said:

Totally Exquisite!!! You really blew my sock off with this beauty!

Oct 10, 2010 - 10:10:30
Abi said:

Love how you've shown off that divine DP so well and the addition of pearls gives a great wow factor x

Oct 11, 2010 - 01:10:39

Connie, your card is very striking!!  Just beautiful!!  God bless and TFS!!

Oct 11, 2010 - 12:10:02
Patti Chesky said:

Another gorgeous card!  I am in love with every pattern in that dsp pack.  This one is stunning with all those pearls as the centers of the poinsettias!  Wow! 

Oct 13, 2010 - 09:10:44
basslady said:

a wonderful noble and  stylish card! love the music patterns on christmas-cards…
hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Oct 14, 2010 - 12:10:38

Breathtakingly gorgeous.