Friday, 15 June 2012

Merry Christmas




For this week's Freshly Made Sketch. I had to laugh when I saw the blog - under the title, it asks "Will you be the Queen of Clean". Let me tell you, my cards are the only area where it's even a possibility! lol!

Also for this week's Casual Friday challenge to use acetate or vellum.

I seem to be focused on Christmas lately. I wanted the strip down the side to be one word and the "sentiment" element to be another, so I guess now that I think about it, it could have been Happy on the strip and Birthday on the bottom, or Thank on the strip and You on the bottom. Actually, the possibilities now appear to be endless, but it didn't occur to me at that point, so Merry Christmas it is!

The snowflake is an old Cuttlebug die cut from vellum, edged in Stardust Stickles. Christmas is a masked part of a big DeNami stamp and the Merry is unknown. Raspberry Ripple and Gumball green ink.

16 comments:

Jen Brum said...

What a stunning card Ardyth! I love the embossed "Christmas" and the snowflake! So classy! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Allisa said...

Love the vellum snowflake and your color combo! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Kimberly said...

Ardyth - I love the way you stamped all the way down the side, and that glittered vellum snowflake?!? AWESOME! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Daen'Ys said...

Si on réfléchit bien, Noël n'est plus si loin et bientôt il va falloir s'y employer. Tu as bien raison de commencer tôt, en plus elle est magnifique!

Je te souhaite un très bon weekend et je vais essayer de venir voir plus souvent. promis!

Daen'Ys

Patrice said...

Love that Christmas card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/06/52-card-pickup-week-24.html

Emily Keaton said...

This is stunning, Ardyth! Good for you for getting a headstart on Christmas, and I LOVE seeing DeNami stamps in action. :)

Linda Suarez said...

Great christmas card Ardyth! I love your take on this sketch! Thanks for sharing!

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful design all around! Love the vellum snowflake! So happy that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kelly Griglione said...

Very striking!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love all the elements and the texture of this card! You should also enter it in the LIM "metal" challenge with your silvery Christmas!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oops, it's "something shiny" at LIM, not necessarily metal ...

Deborah Frings said...

I do think you're the queen of clean and I love this snowflake too! Great card.

Tui Nathan said...

Gorgeous card Ardyth .... love that sparkly snowflake and merry panel ... stunning!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Geri said...

The snowflake looks awesome diecut from vellum! Great job on the stamped "Merries"! Do you sweat/panic when you get down to the last one or two images to stamp, hoping and praying that you don't drop your stamp, or smudge or wiggle ?

Christina said...

What a fantastic design, Ardyth! I love the repeated sentiment stamped as a border in alternating colors--so clever. The silver embossing looks amazing, too! Thanks for joining us again at CAS-ual Fridays!

Michele Gross said...

Gorgeous card, love that snowflake! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!