November 30, 2012

DUET

I had great fun with a sketch challenge put forth by the Paper Players. After much debate on
a color combination, I finally decided on Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo and More Mustard, all set against White Naturals.

The Keepsake Ornament stamp set called to me once again, and I decided to use two of the smaller, less showy ornaments. My "bling" is kept to a minimum: simply one Basic Rhinestone.
A little bit of the gold cord that Stampin' Up! retired a few years ago (so sad) added a bit more sparkle. Elegance arrived in the heat embossed tree branch, done with Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder.

The banner on the bottom of the card is from Apothecary Art. I simply embossed it with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder. I then added the sentiment from the Curly Cute set, once again embossing it with Cherry Cobbler. I cut out the scrolled banner and attached it to a piece of Wild Wasabi card stock to balance the tree branch at the top.



To give the ornaments a bit more dimension, I popped them up against the background with Stampin' Dimensionals. 


This is the sketch my card was based upon:


Smiles.



29 comments:

  1. What a wonderful card...such a simple ans sweet design with so many different features...

    Have a very merry Christmas!

    hugs
    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Crystelle. And a very Merry Christmas to you and yours also! :>)

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  2. Very pretty...love the colors, and I totally forgot about that banner in the AA set....very cool use of it! Thanks for playing with us this week! By the way, you have your word verification still turned on and that makes it really time-consuming for people to leave comments---and we want you to get all the comments you deserve! If you want to know how to turn it off, just check back on the Paper Players blog, on the left sidebar, and there are directions as to how to turn it off! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, LeAnne. You are very kind. :>)

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  3. Hi Linda!! Thanks for sharing your cards again with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party. I especially like this one ~ simply but colorful and fun :))

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  4. Thank you for your kind words, LeAnne. I followed the directions on the Paper Players site, and think I now have my word verification turned off. Is there any way to tell if I did it right? I am learning so much being a new blogger! Thanks for YOUR help! :>)

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  5. This is an awesome card!
    Visiting from the No Rules Weekend Blog Party.

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  6. Hi Linda! Your card is lovely and I adore the colors that you've chosen. The punch of more mustard is a great addition. Clever use of your stamps too--with the branch and banner stamp. Looks like you've successfully turned off the word verification! Thanks for joining our GD call and sharing this beauty!

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    1. Thanks, Nance. I appreciate your kind words. :>)

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  7. What a beautiful card. So neat and easy too.

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    1. Thank you, Christina. You're a dear. :>)

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  8. These are lovely cards! Thanks so much for sharing at our Countdown to Christmas link party! Happy weekend! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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    1. Why thank you! Thanks also for letting me link up! :>)

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  9. This card is just precious, what a gift! Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.
    Steph
    swtboutique.blogspot.com

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    1. You're very nice, Stephanie. Thank you. :>

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  10. Sweet card! Very festive and fun! I saw your link on the Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop site.

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  11. Such a lovey card! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week :)

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    1. Thanks, Jamie. And thank you for having me! :>)

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  12. So pretty!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  13. great post, I would love to make some Christmas cards. One of these days i will get my act together and make my own cards. Inspiring post.
    Will follow you
    Janice

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    1. Thank you, Janice. Wow! "great, inspiring" I am honored. :>)

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  14. Cute! Easy too, and open to a lot of different ideas....especially love the raised pieces. That lonely little pine branch is ready for a season of use!
    Thanks so much for joining me for the Pearls and Lace Thursday party!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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    1. Thank you, Doni. Even though the card looks easy, and pretty much is, I decided it would be too tedious for my attendees to do at one of my workshops. :>)

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  15. This is adorable Linda! Thanks for sharing it on "I Gotta Try That" Have a great weekend.
    Marcie

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