08 September 2013

Merry & Bright

Christmas always tends to sneak up on me; I never have enough time to finish any of the projects I begin!  So, why not get an early start, right?  I was inspired by this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.
 
I used CTMH's new Frosted paper packet and coordinating stamp set to create the following card:


I created the green textured paper by using Olive card stock and then repeatedly stamping a border stamp from the Frosted kit.  I also stamped a light snow flake image on the Kraft paper.


I embellished the card by using CTMH's Ruby chevron ribbon and champagne bakers twine.  I also placed sparkle gems alongside my Olive textured card stock.

I've gotta admit, making this card put me into the holiday spirit.  Then, I stepped outside where it's warm and sunny.  I think I'll take summer a bit longer!

CTMH Items Used:
 

Hello There

I think Sarita may be my favorite paper pack from the 2013 Fall/Winter CTMH Idea Book.  It is beautiful paper!  The colors are rich and the patterns really work well together.

This week, I participated in the Mojo Monday challenge using Sarita.  Let's peek at the sketch I used:

 

This is the card I made that was inspired by this challenge:

As you can see, I used three different textured papers from Sarita to create this card.  I also used one of the zip strips to embellish the dove-tail banner behind the "Hello There" sentiment.

I used a scalloped chipboard circle as the base for my sentiment.  I stamped a pinwheel/gradient image in lagoon on the chipboard.  (Clearly, describing that image is easier said than done!)  Then, I stamped a circular border and my sentiment "Hello There" on an additional circle in Colonial White card stock.

I embellished the card using Outdoor Denim bakers twine and bitty sparkles.  I also distressed the edges of the card stock and textured paper.  I thought it would definitely fit the Sarita paper!

Thank you for visiting!

CTMH Items Used:
Paper: Sarita paper pack, Lagoon card stock
Ink: Lagoon, Goldrush, Gypsy
Embellishments: Outdoor Denim bakers twine, bitty sparkles