Friday, October 9, 2009

Reflect


I have another Christmas card for you today. This one came together quickly because there isn't any colouring. I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #42 for the layout.

The sentiment and image are both from Christmas Blessings, available at Taylored Expressions. I stamped the sentiment with artichoke ink onto Choice Buttercream and cut it out with long rectangle Nestabilities. Then I stamped the bird with burgundy ink onto Choice Buttercream and cut it out with scissors. The patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket Oh Joy Mitten Mitten and I used the reverse side for the circular panel, which I ran through my D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder. Everything is layered onto artichoke cardstock. I added some stitching, Gold Stickles, and three gold brads to finish is off.

Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all my Canadian friends and happy Columbus Day weekend to my US friends. Regardless of the reason, it's a looooong weekend...wooo hooo!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

12 comments:

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. I love the sentiment and that paper. I found your blog from Jeanie "The Spotted Chick" blog. TFS
JoAnn

Ann Kranitz said...

Super card...Happy Thanksgiving to you my transplanted Canadian friend. Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in a similar way that we do?

Jami said...

Gorgeosu Karen - I love this! The sentiment is perfect at the focal point!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is AWESOME Karen! Thanks so much for playing along w/ Mercy's sketch challenge-you totally rocked it! GORGEOUS card and love the deep colors!

Danni said...

Gorgeous!!! Wow!

Meahni said...

Fabulous card Karen, something a little different to the usual. I love it.

Samara Navi said...

What a strikingly beautiful card! The paper is outstanding. Your creation on it...ahhh!

chercroppin said...

Wow Karen, this totally ROCKS! LOVE the DP here, and your touch of Buttercream w/that Artichoke. Great image and sentiment too!

Leslie said...

Beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving/Columbus/long weekend to you too!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my word, such RICH and BEAUTIFUL colors!! Yumo!

Mercy said...

karen...this is spectacular! love the colors, the dp, the stitching, and the cut out dove! beautifully done...so clean and elegant!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week...you've done an amazing job! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Donna said...

GORGEOUS! I think I will CASE this one, wow!