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Thursday, November 12, 2015

A Christmas card..

Hey friends!!  Popping in with a Christmas card that I made for a two Verve challenges:  Viva La Verve November sketch challenge week 1 and Verve Diva Inspiration challenge:  Rustic Winter. I have only two Verve holiday/Christmas sets... a situation I need to remedy and fast, lol!  I used both sets to create my card along with some Teresa Collins Tinsel and Company patterned paper.  I was inspired by the two reindeer in the photo, but obviously went with a different color scheme!  To bring in the rustic feel I added some distressing to the edges of the panels and used burlap twine for the bow element.  The little reindeer are from the Verve Unto Us stamp set.  I die cut the reindeer from kraft cardstock using the matching die and then stamped them using Stampin Up! Early Espresso ink.  After die cutting my sentiment panel (using my AJVD Polka Dot Rectangle Backdrop dies) I roughed up the edges and stamped it with the sentiment in grey and the little snowflakes (from the Verve Holiday Treats stamp set) using Stampin Up! Crumb Cake ink.   The banners were die cut using my MFT fishtail flag stax dies.  After I tied on the twine bow I thought it needed something so I added the little felt poinsettia embellishment. 

 
 
Thanks for stopping by today...
 
Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler; white; Patterned Paper:  Teresa Collins; Stamps:  Verve; Dies:  Verve, A Jillian Vance Design and My Favorite Things; Felt piece:  Hero Arts; burlap twine; Inks:  Stampin Up!
 

12 comments:

Olga Jewell said...

Gorgeous!

Kara Lynne said...

This is beautiful, Rosemary! I love your little details of the deer and poinsettia. So many wonderful details on your card!

Shelly said...

This is sooo pretty!!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so GORGEOUS!!!!!

Martha said...

Rosemary, beautiful take on both challenges.

Greta said...

Perfectly crafted, my friend! Love the colors & the felt poinsettia--beautiful card!

Lisa said...

Love this design!! Those little deer are so cute, such a pretty card Rosemary!

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you combined challenges on this card, Rosemary! Your deer are so sweet and the Poinsettia is very pretty! Love the patterned papers, too! Stunning card!

Petra Swart said...

This is very pretty, Rosemary!!!!! Love the red with the white and kraft. The houndstooth banner is beautiful and the little poinsettia and reindeer are so cute!!! A lovely card!!!
Have a great day!!!

walchowDesign said...

Pretty classic christmas colour theme card! The felt poinsettia gives the soft touch to the whole card and love the cute reindeers!

Deepti said...

Love the traditional feel of the Christmas card and the felt poinsettia is a cool touch !

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a fabulous holiday feel to this! Love that sweet poinsettia accent and the beautiful prints you chose. Thanks for playing along with VLV!