Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rejoice At Christmas

Today's card was fashioned from the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge 180.  I like the sketch and this stamp set worked perfectly for me.

My card base is Bravo Burgundy textured card stock.  A piece of Baja Breeze was embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder and the corners rounded.  I colored a piece of Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon with Not Quite Navy ink and a sponge dauber, tied it into a bow, added it to the embossed layer and adhered it to the card front.  The image from the Rejoicing in Christmas stamp set was stamped on White Vellum card stock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  I turned it over and colored in the back with Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, River Rock and Daffodil Delight markers.  The image was attached to a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with gold brads and matted with Not Quite Navy card stock.  It was attached to the card front with dimensionals.  The star image from the same stamp set was stamped on Bravo Burgundy with VersaMark and heat embossed with gold embossing power.  I punched it out with the 1-1/4" Circle punch, added a gold brad to the center of the star, and matted it with a 1-3/8" circle of Not Quite Navy.  This too was popped up using dimensionals.  I like the "stained glass" look you get with this technique.  I hope you do too.

Supplies Used 
Stamp Set: Rejoicing in Christmas
Ink:  VersaMark; Not Quite Navy
Markers:  Bravo Burgundy; Not Quite Navy; Baja Breeze; Daffodil Delight; River Rock
Card Stock:  Bravo Burgundy Textured; Baja Breeze; Not Quite Navy; Very Vanilla; White Vellum
Tools:  Heat Tool; Square Lattice Embossing Folder; Sponge Daubers; 3/16" Corner Small Punch; 1-1/4" Circle Large Punch; 1-3/8" Circle Large Punch
Finish It Up:  Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder; Very Vanilla 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon; Gold Brads; Stampin' Dimensionals
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Shari Winterstein said...

Hi Patti - you and I are uploading on our blogs together! :))))) This is a very pretty card. You always do such a beautiful job with the sketch challenges. Thanks for blessing my day. :)

Dale Morin said...

Just beautiful! TFS

Julie Gearinger said...

Patti- this is gorgeous! Love the image and you nailed the sketch challenge!

Kerin said...

I love the look of coloring on the back of the vellum! Beautiful color combo too.

Connie Babbert said...

Beautiful job with the stain glass look!

Ann Schach said...

Love the texture and the color! A perfect sketch for this set, for sure!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Soft, rich and Beautiful all at the same time.

gbarron56 said...

Patti -- this is absolutely beautiful -- a work of art! Thanks for sharing and for playing along at Stamping 411 this week! Blessings, Gretchen

Patti Chesky said...

Great job with the Stained Glass technique! It's beautiful!

Selene Kempton said...

Absolutely stunning!