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

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

blue noel...

Hello friends!!  Still in Christmas card mode... gotta get them done and quickly, lol!!  Today's card is for the current AAA Cards challenge, blue Christmas.  I used the new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  The new challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is Christmas/Holiday so I will post this there, as well.


Yesterday I picked up the Stampin Up! stamp Wondrous Wreath and the matching dies, Wonderful Wreath from my SU! demo, Jenna.   So I thought I would get started on making a card for the AAA Card challenge.  Well... the only thing I got accomplished last night was die cutting the sparkly "noel" because the "noel" word die did not want to cut through the glitter paper.  Took four attempts, I think...so frustrating!!  Finally got the card finished today (after more frustration, but I won't go into that, lol!).   Used three shades of blue ink for the wreath (SU! Marina Mist, Pacific Point & Midnight Muse), as well as pale blue cardstock.  Peeking out from the center of the wreath is the starburst image from Kinda Eclectic that I stamped in pale blue.   Before adhering the finished wreath, I partially embossed the outside edges of my white cardstock and then added some Crystal Stickles.   This week's Freshly Made Sketch is so cool I may have to make something else with it!

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white and spring rain; Stamps:  Stampin Up!; Inks:  Stampin Up!; Dies:  Stampin Up!; Embossing folder:  Stampin Up!; Ranger Crystal Stickles

17 comments:

Lisa said...

This is lovely Rosemary, I like the blue!

Linda Callahan said...

Loving this done in blue......so sweet! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

Patti said...

Very pretty! so fresh and clean : )

Patti

Heather said...

A fabulous card Rosemary, a beautiful colour scheme and die-cut wreath - love the sparkling sentiment!!

Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Jane said...

Well that glittery noel die cut was certainly worth the effort, looks just brilliant. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

walchowDesign said...

Lovely monochromatic wreath with the glittered sentiment!

Shona Chambers said...

This is so pretty, I just love blue and white for a Xmas card. The wreath is so pretty and love the snowy background. Gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

The wreath is beautiful in blue! Thanks for joining in with AAA!

Nancy said...

Love this beautiful blue card! Perfect for a winter wreath! Oh, and by the way, Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day!

Deepti said...

Such a pretty card, I love the glittery sentiment on the blue wreath :)

Barb Ghig said...

Really beautiful card, Rosemary! I love the different shades of blue and your sparkly sentiment is just perfect! Such a lovely Christmas card!

Greta said...

What a neat look with the shades of blue & your efforts were worth it, Rosemary! Hate when dies won't cut right!

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Rosemary ... that glittery Noel was so worth all the frustration ... it's gorgeous! Anita :)

Lisa Lara said...

Oh this wreath is beautiful in blue Rosi.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

That wreath is so pretty in those colours! LOVE it! Hazel x

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Rosemary! Love the blue and white! The sparkle adds the perfect touch! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Victoria Lavender said...

Oh Rosemary! It's divine! So CAS and yet a strong design- Bravo! Thanks for playing Blue Christmas at AAA Cards, Victoria Lavender