"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

perfect gift...

Hello friends!!   A few weeks ago I was contacted by the super talented Kim Teasdale of ISpy Sketches asking if they could use this card as the basis for an upcoming ISpy sketch challenge and I, of course, said YES!!!  Can't tell you how excited I was to have been given this honor because the ISpy design team is fab-u-lous!!    So the current ISpy sketch found here is based on my little ol' card and I just  had to play along!



I used another newly release ODBD set for my card called Perfect Gift.  I decided to make it easy on myself and just stamp the tree image and leave it uncolored.  It is for this reason I chose to stamp the image using my favorite red, SU!'s Cherry Cobbler.  I trimmed the tree out and then lightly inked the edges with Rangers Old Paper distress ink.  The verse was also stamped using Cherry Cobbler, die cut using a Spellbinders long rectangle die and then lightly inked the edges with Old Paper.  The tree and verse were mounted on a circle cut using a Spellbinder plain circle die that was matted with a Spellbinders scalloped circle.  The papers are from the My Mind's Eye Merry & Bright 6x6 pad. 

Thanks for stopping by and if you have a chance give the ISpy sketch a try....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI cream; SU! kraft; PP:  My Mind's Eye; Stamps:  ODBD; Ink:  Cherry Cobbler & Ranger Old Paper; Spellbinders dies

14 comments:

Marybeth said...

Oh ,your card is just beautiful ,Rosie ! Congrats , how fun is that! Nice when someone sees your card and want others to use it for inspration. Very pretty tree !

Gibmiss said...

Hi Rosi
Gorgeous card ....... Well deserved..... Congrats!!
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

Tracey McNeely said...

Your tree is so pretty Rosemary, love the detail.

Nancy said...

So happy for you, Rosemary! I can see why they wanted this beautiful card as a sketch! So pretty!

Kirsten said...

What a lovely card! Beautiful colours :-)

Brenda said...

Well you know, when you are talented, you are just talented!:) Love this Xmas card Rosemary, quite nostalgic in a way!

Olga said...

doesn't surprise me, all your cards are fantastic, congrats!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

I always "spy" creative beauty when visiting your blog Rosemary. I can see why your card was picked for a sketch!! Congratulations!

Karen B. said...

What a cool mix of product, the paper banner is so cute peeking from underneath that beautifully stamped tree.

Greta said...

Big congrats, Rosemary! I can certainly see why they wanted to use your card--wonderful layout & love the original card & today's! Guess I better start checking out I Spy Sketches.

kingstonmama said...

Congrats! Not surprised they used your card. It's gorgeous, as always. Love the new card based on your sketch, too. ann

Viv said...

Great card again Rosie, what a compliment too!Have a lovely weekend :) Viv xx

Michelle said...

Love this vintage style card! The christmas tree stamp is so pretty!

Martha said...

Your lovely creations always inspire me, Rosemary. You are one talented card maker. Love the tree on this beautiful card.