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

Saturday, November 8, 2014

merry christmas...

Hello friends!!  Popping in with another Christmas card!  Trying to get my stash built up before December arrives!  This card is for the current Viva la Verve sketch (and color) challenge, as well as the current Festive Friday.

 
I think this is the first time I have ever used one of the VLV color combos.  Julee always picks beautiful combos, but this one (kraft, red and green) really grabbed me.  With this card I combined elements from the beautiful sample cards provided by Julee and Maureen.  I loved how Julee used Peaceful Medallions to create a Christmas card and I loved Maureen's idea to use snowflakes for the round element in the sketch... so I used both ideas!  The sentiment is from the Verve set Holiday Treats and the snowflake from the Verve set Unto Us.  I made this last night and hadn't checked the Festive Friday blog.  When I did this morning I felt my card worked well for that challenge to as the inspiration photos has elements of kraft, red and green.  The patterned paper is from last year's Stampin Up! Occasions catalog.   I ink distressed all the paper and cardstock pieces using Close to My Heart Bamboo ink.  It has a slight green tint to it that I thought worked well with the colors.   I'm not sure why when I ink distress anything that has been stamped with Cherry Cobbler that color gets picked up, but it does.  I have even tried letting things dry overnight and it still happens, but the good thing is I do like the look, lol!

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Cherry Cobbler; PP:  SU! Season of Style; Stamps:  Verve Peaceful Medallions, Holiday Treats & Unto Us; Inks:  SU! Cherry Cobbler; Memento Bamboo Leaves; CTMH Bamboo; Dies:  Spellbinders plain circles

19 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!

Diana K said...

Love this totally fun Christmas card. Great colours and shapes!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So pretty, Rosemary! Love the layered focal image - that craft snowflake evokes the bench and basket perfectly! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

Lisa said...

Love all of your patterns and layers Rosemary, SO PRETTY!

Lisa Lara said...

I love that kraft snowflake and turned up dp edges Rosi.

Anita in France said...

Such lovely pattern combining, Rosemary ... and what a wonderful focal point ... the snowflake with the medallion is fabulous! Anita :)

Marybeth said...

Beautiful Rosemary! I think it works well for Festive Friday too! Love that large kraft snowflake!

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful choice of stamps and dies, and I love how you layered everything! Gorgeous card, Rosemary!

Marie B. said...

Such a pretty card! :)

Petra Swart said...

This is beautiful, Rosemary!! I love the medallion combined with the snowflakes and the dp are lovely!!! Love the curled up corners and the red card base!!!

VanessaB said...

GORGEOUS!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So gorgeous! Love that snowflake center for the medallion.

Greta said...

Modern & beautiful, Rosemary! Love this card!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a great card! Hazel x

KayM said...

Goodness this is beautiful!! I love all the layers of the snowflake! Really pretty card! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday! :)

Deepti said...

So perfect!! Stripes and polka dots look amazing :)

Geri said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Rosemary! I love the layers, the colors, the pretty snowflake theme…and the subtle staining! What a warm and lovely greeting this will be for someone! Beautiful…thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday!

artful-notions said...

A beauty, Rosemary. the medallion is gorgeous!

Nat said...

I really love these layers. beautifully created :)