Monday 23 November 2009

ABSC003 - Merry Christmas


I finally got a card made......... It's been so hot here 40c yesterday so the Air Conditioning was on all day. Today is much cooler the house is open to cool it down now we just need some rain!!!

This card is for Andrea's challenge over at Annabelle Stamps Blog. It's a sketch and a simple elegant one too. My card uses the Holly Branch set from Annabelle Stamps and I've used two of the holly stamps and a sentiment.

The base card is gold card with a layer of American Craft Card Rouge. I've stamped the holly over some GKD white pure luxury layering weight card and coloured with Koh-i-noor pencils and baby oil and this makes up the second layer.

The vertical strip is more of the gold card with a layer of white pure luxury and I've punched either side using a SU lace punch. Then a layer of red gross grain ribbon was added.

I stamped the sentiment one word at a time to break it up and so that it sits well within the central box. Then stamped the small holly to complete this box. This is layered to red and gold and attached to the card with fine foam tabs.

To complete the sketch I added the eight gold brads.


Robyn said...

Beautiful! If I don't win the candy those Annabelle stamps will have to go on my Christmas list!

Kerrie said...

Hey Walshie, love the DP... lovely card.

Mandalika said...

This is really beautiful. I like how you set the sentiment out it really balances the whole card.

Andrea said...

Your card is beautiful Sue! I love your stamped background, and the gold looks fantastic. Thanks for playing the sketch with us again this week!

craftieodmae said...

your card is over the moon gorgeous!!! Gald someone is having warm eather, we got cold and rainy!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Lovin the clean and simple feel of this chard! It is sooooooo Christmas traditional which I love! I just noticed the little yellow bird on top of your banner, so cute! I am so not observant! LOL!

Andrea M said...

Great card! Love the holly and the gold is gorgeous! Great take on the challenge :)

Kylie said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card!
I love how you put it altogether, it's stunning!
AWESOME job on the sketch, thanks so much for playing along!

Have a great week,
Take Care,
Kylie X

Jose said...

Gorgeous card.... you are welcome to some of our wind and rain, just hope you still have sunshine in February :)
Jose x

Deanne Clarke said...

Very pretty card!!!

Joan B said...

Thanks for your comment. This card is absolutely gorgeous. I love that holly background.

Helen F. said...

Love the simplicity of your beautiful card! Great colors too.