Saturday, May 11, 2013

Joy in May

Now I know tomorrow is Mother's Day and you're wondering what I'm doing with a Christmas card here.  This is for the weekly Merry Monday Sketch Challenge #60 due Sunday but I didn't want to post it tomorrow.  I also took on the Late Night Stampers Challenge #222 - use retiring Stampin' Up! Colors (I used Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery and Not Quite Navy).

The card base is Certainly Celery card stock.  In the  lower right corner I heat embossed the sentiment from The Sounding Joy stamp set using VersaMark, Not Quite Navy ink and Clear embossing powder.  The image from A Wish for Peace stamp set was also heat embossed on Baja Breeze card stock the same way I did the sentiment.  It was cut out with the Big Shot and one of the Labels Framelits Dies and sponged around the edges with Baja Breeze ink.  I added a piece of Certainly Celery ribbon on the back.  A piece of Not Quite Navy card stock was also cut out with the next larger Labels Framelits Die.  The left edge was cut off and the piece added to the card.  The left edge of the image was also trimmed off and attached to the Not Quite Navy piece using DimensionalsDazzling Diamonds were added to the image using a glue pen.  A Rhinestone was then added to the sentiment.  There it is - my Christmas card for the week.  I'd like to again wish all the moms and grandmoms out there a very happy Mother's Day.  Enjoy.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  A Wish for Peace (retired); The Sounding Joy (retired)
Ink:  Not Quite Navy Classic Ink Pad (#103008); Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' Pad (#111833); VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock:  Certainly Celery (#105125); Baja Breeze (#111352); Not Quite Navy (#101722)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Labels Collection Framelits Dies (#125598); Heat Tool (#129053); Sponge Daubers (#102892)
The Finishing Touches:  Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (#102023); Basic Rhinestone Jewels (#119246); Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109130); 2-Way Glue Pen (#100425); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); Certainly Celery 5/8" Satin Ribbon (retired)



Bonnie said...

These are 3 of my favorite colors, Patti! And you've shown how versatile they are! This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Susan Joyce said...

Beautiful card Patti. Love your touches of bling and the ribbon trim. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week.

Margaret Moody said...

Beautiful card, Patti! I love the shimmery trees and how you've showcased them with the matting of Not Quite Navy. So very pretty!

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice card Patti, I love the added sparkle on the tree. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Jonia said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at LNS this week!