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

Saturday, October 15, 2016

joy to the world...

Hello!!  Popping in with another card to share for a couple of challenges.  With the weather being so rainy and windy staying inside and paper crafting is the name of the game for me right now!!   The current Essentials by Ellen challenge is to mix it up with Pink Fresh Studio.  I don't have any of the new Pink Fresh Studio items, but I do have several things from their Christmas Wishes line from last year so I teamed them up with an Essentials by Ellen die.  The layout is based on the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  As I was looking through the bits and pieces I have from the Christmas Wishes line I found a scrap of the patterned paper with the phrase "joy to the world" printed multiple times in one corner.  Perfect to team up with the EE Brushstroke Joy die.  After trimming the piece to the size I wanted I die cut joy from it.  Joy was die cut several more times and then all there stacked inside the negative finishing up with the original word on top.  That was matted with some additional paper from the Christmas Wishes line.  It was a bit of a trick for me to figure out how to add the two strip elements from the layout, but I think I worked it out nicely.  I added the red hemp twine and then a thin strip of Tim Holtz glitter washi tape that I adhered to some of the patterned paper and then trimmed down to fit.  More of the Christmas Wishes paper was used for the background.  After laying everything up I added the little dove from the Christmas Wishes Studio Puff.

Hope you have a wonderful day...


Supplies:  Cardstock:  SSS red; Patterned paper:  Pink Fresh Studio; Die:  Essentials by Ellen; Red Hemp twine; Pink Fresh Studio puffy sticker; Tim Holtz glitter tape 

10 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

What an awesome card Rosi. Love the papers and how you used them.

Karren said...

Just gorgeous! And so clever of you to use twine for the banner element - it looks beautiful!

Greta said...

Oh this is absolutely delightful, Rosemary! Very clever use of the printed paper with the Joy die cut--wonderful festive, modern card!

Nancy said...

Love this FUN design!

Lisa said...

Wonderful job with the sketch, this is so pretty! I like the little strip of sparkle and the sweet dove!

Martha said...

Darling card, Rosemary. Love the sweet images & die-cut sentiment.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is lovely! I adore all the Christmasy details you've added to your Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Greta said...

No surprise--another HM at FMS--hurrah!

TK said...

Beautiful! Mixing it up worked well!!!

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Rosemary ... soft and stylish ... I love those Christmas characters parading along the bottom edge! Hugs, Anita :)