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Friday, January 15, 2016

mingle - jingle...

Hey friends!!  The weekend is here, again!!  Popping in with a card for the current Merry Monday Christmas challenge (I'm determined to have a nice stock of Christmas cards this year!!) and the current Freshly Made Sketches layout.   The Merry Monday challenge is to use plaid on your card.  After hunting around through all my 6x6 pads of Christmas papers I found a plaid that I liked.  I used some fun A Jillian Vance Design stamps and dies to create my card.  The stag was die cut from the plaid paper and then I die cut some little jingle bells from matte silver cardstock to hang on his antlers.  The other papers used coordinate with the plaid paper. I tried to make sure that I didn't use patterns that were too busy so that they didn't interfere with the plaid.  The stamp set I used is called Jingle All the Way.  All the panels were die cut using my AJVD Polka Dot Backdrop dies.  After stamping my sentiment on a kraft panel using dark red ink I started layering up everything.  The card looked a bit plain so before I adhered down the top panel I added some hunter green hemp twine.   I really like how the stag head looks done up in plaid... what do you think??



Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft, Matte silver; Stamps:  A Jillian Vance Design; Dies:  A Jillian Vance Design; Ink:  Stampin Up! Cherry Cobbler; Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye Mistletoe Magic; Twine:  unknown
 

19 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

Oh I love those gingles on his antlers. He looks great in designer paper Rosi.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling plaid stag with jingle bells, Rosemary!

Greta said...

Brilliant idea to use plaid for the stag, Rosemary! Perfectly crafted card--love the addition of the twine!

Teep said...

Wow!!!

Lisa said...

LOVE LOVE the plaid deer with his festooned antlers!! This is fabulous Rosemary!!

Valerie Nolan said...

Love your stag Rosie he looks brilliant in plaid. I went through all my Christmas pads and not one had any plaid in them! Lovely card.
Val x

Sharron said...

Fabulous! Love your plaid deer with the festive bells!

I Card Everyone said...

I LOve that Stag head ... but he is exquisite in plaid!! I keep saying plaid is the new black - you've proven it, Rosemary! Really wonderful layers ...
=]

Linda said...

Fabulous card with you plaid deer head. Thank you for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

conil said...

Clever of you to diecut the stag from plaid paper. Looks wonderful with the bells. Terrific card.

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic card, I love the layout and design. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Cindy Hall said...

Wow! Beautiful design! I love the music sheet and plaid prints with this sentiment. Very well crafted! Thanks for playing along with my sketch at FMS this week.

Karren said...

Ha ha - I just love your plaid stag, Rosemary! Such a cool card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Martha said...

Rosemary, what a lovely & fun take on the sketch.
I love the pretty color combination.

Petra Swart said...

Love the idea to cut the stag from the plaid paper and the jingle bells are such fun, Rosemary!!!! Lovely!!!

Greta said...

Congrats on the HM at MM! Well-deserved, my friend! (Captcha is driving me crazy! Used to just reboot my laptop & it'd go away, but not this time)

Kim S said...

Absolutely charming!! LOVE your plaid deer and those cute little bells are such a fun and festive touch. PERFECT with the sentiment. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Greta said...

No surprise--picked at both challenges! Congrats, Rosemary!

Anita in France said...

Yep, that plaid stag really is the star of the show, Rosemary ... he's wonderfully adorned with those shimmery bells ... fabulous and so fun! Hugs, Anita :)