CCMC 211 Sketch Challenge and Sneak Peek

Hello and welcome to the Saturday edition of my JK Cards! LOL! I’m trying to think of some different ways to start my posts. πŸ™‚ What are you all doing for the weekend? Did you watch the opening ceremonies of the Olympics? I DVR’d it so I can skip through what I don’t really want to see. I have two parties to go to today so I get to see my peeps which is always great! Maybe later I’ll tune in to see what’s going on. over in London.

Today’s post is for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Challenge. This week the lovely ladies have given us this sketch…

I wanted to do a holiday card and use some more of the new products but I didm’t want to use traditional colors. The base of my card is Basic Black Card Stock. I used a piece of the new Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack* for the center and cut two pieces of Very Vanilla with the Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies. I adhered the cut pieces to the card and then the whole thing to the base with some SNAIL. The Cherry Cobbler doily in the middle is cut out with the Delicate Doilies Sizzlit Dies and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used some Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed the ornament from the new Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set* with Versamark. The coordinating Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies* make cutting them out a breeze. The ornament is also adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A Vintage Faceted Designer Series Button is threaded with Linen Thread and I tied a piece of Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla to it that I stamped with merry from the Tiny Tags Stamp Set and punched out with the Jewelry Tag Punch. The embellishment is adhered to the card with a Mini Glue Dot. For the greeting across the bottom I stamped the first half of christmas cheer from the Sweet Essentials Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler and cut it out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies. I used the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker to edge it before mounting it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I really like this card, especially the color combination. It has an understated elegant holiday feel to it. I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Challenge card and thank you so much for checking in. Have an excellent day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler

Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Marker: Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker

Specialty Ink: Versamark

Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags, Sweet Essentials and Ornament Keepsakes* Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: Festival of Prints Paper Stack*

Embellishments: Vintage Faceted Designer Series Buttons and Linen Thread

Tools: Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies*, Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, Delicate Doilies Large Sizzzlit, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Jewelry Tag Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2012 Holiday Catalog (Available August 1st)

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12 Replies to “CCMC 211 Sketch Challenge and Sneak Peek”

  1. Wow!! Very elegant and rich-looking! Love the bold colors for a Christmas card!! The little tags are a great finishing touch, too! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. I agree…a really elegant looking Christmas card! Love the trio of tag punches! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Great Christmas card. Love the use of all the new products. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

  4. How very elegant! I really like the red/black/white look too (bet you couldn’t guess that!) Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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