Very Merry Christmas

Happy Wednesday to you... Well, I am starting to feel the Christmas Card Crunch, so after seeing today's sketch challenge on Splitcoast, I knew I'd love to try it out. This card is pretty self-explanatory... no fancy techniques done to it. My upline let me borrow the Christmas Classics stamp set (thanks KM!), and I wanted to use it today. The sentiment is from Punches Three, and I cut out the center label section in order to use just that portion of the stamped image. Oh, I will let you in on something though - that Bella Toile background ROCKS!!!!!! I am a big Stampin' Up! background stamp fanatic - I love, Love, LOVE all the backgrounds that I've purchased through the years - but this one is like a chameleon. It can be soft, classic, feminine, elegant, vintage... it is truly beautiful, indeed. If it is on your wishlist, you may want to consider bumping it up a notch or two - the first time I used it took my breath away! Today's card used Kiwi Kiss ink on the same color paper with this background stamp ~ such a pretty effect. I also used my mat pack and paper pierced along the horizontal, Riding Hood Red block. In case it's hard to see in the picture, the center mistletoe circle and sentiment have been popped up using dimensionals. Have a great day, and I'll see you soon...
Stamps: Christmas Classics, Punches Three, Bella Toile background
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Vanilla
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Ruby Red marker
Accessories: silver brads, mat pack, piercer, dimensional popdots, SU punches - 1 3/8 inch circle and scallop circle


Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Pretty card, June! I like it!! Love the colors!!

TiStampsUp said...

Love it! I have to try this sketch challenege!! I have the perfect lil snowflake stamps! LOL

jazzystamper said...

Wow that card is so awesome! I love it... The background the colours. Well done!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

WOW! I love that card! Great colors, the Bella Toile makes a great background! WOW!

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