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Happy Friday everyone! That was one of the better weeks, mainly because if the lack of working Monday! I was in Manhattan last night seeing some friends and avoiding Fashions Night Out. I also forgot that Thursday is happy hour night, who doesn’t love a train full of drunk people! LOL!

Today’s post is for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Challenge. This week have a sketch challenge…

Once again, as soon as I saw it I knew exactly what stamp I was going to use! I started with a base of Island Indigo Card Stock. I created a mask and stamped the Woodgrain Background Stamp in Early Espresso on the card. The next layer consists of a piece of Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper mounted to a piece of Early Espresso. I used the Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies to cut the bottom end. A piece of Island Indigo 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon is slid through a Round Designer Ribbon Slide and adhered around the back with Sticky Strip. The panel is then mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the stamped image I used the Heart of Christmas Wood Mount Stamp and stamped it in Island Indigo and again in Cherry Cobbler. I trimmed out the “Christmas” and “that puts christmas in the air” from the Cherry Cobbler image and flagged the ends of the latter. I mounted the cutout pieces to the stamped image with Stampin’ Dimensional pieces. It’s backed by some Cherry Cobbler and mounted to the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the finishing touch I used three Metallic 3/16″ Designer Brads across the top right of the panel. I have to say that Heart of Christmas is my favorite wood mount stamp. I think I like the font, I’m a bit of a font junkie. I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge card. Thank you so much for checking and keep leaving your comments, I love reading them! Have a crafty kind of day! πŸ™‚

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso

Ink: Early Espresso, Island Indigo and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamps: Heart of Christmas and Woodgrain Background Wood Mount

Designer Series Paper: Festival of Prints Paper Stack

Embellishments: Round Designer Ribbon Slides and Metallic 3/16″ Designer Brads

Tools: Big Shot, Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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22 responses »

  1. Love the non-traditional color choice! Very “homey & warm”! Thanks for playing along with the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  2. Fabby card! I love this sketch, and you have done it proud! Your fussy-cutting is great and I love how you blocked out part of the woodgrain design. It’s those little things that make a good card GREAT!

  3. Hi Justin. I’m definitely CASEing this wonderful card and would like to thank you for playing along with our Thursday challenge at Create With Connie and Mary. I’d also like to welcome you to the Paper Craft Crew Challenge too! Have a great day!

  4. What a great combination of colors for you Christmas card…very CAS yet WOW looking! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. These colors look awesome! So rich and bold – love it!! Love the way you made a ‘frame’ for the woodgrain stamp – very clever!! Just a very classy card! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. I really like how you masked the woodgrain stamp. Such a perfect background for your other layers! Thanks for being part of our group this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  7. This is gorgeous Justin. That sentiment is absolutely perfect with this sketch. Thanks for joining us at Create With Connie and Mary!

  8. Great card, Justin! I love how the woodgrain is just in the center of your card. I love the sentiment as the focal point of your card. Great color combo! Love the placement of your ribbon slide…wish I had gotten those now! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  9. LOVE how your did the ‘fussy cutting’ on the greeting really makes the whole card pop! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  10. Such a nice card and I love the edglit accent on it. I’m so glad you joined our challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  11. This is a wonderful card! I really like how you did this. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Create With Connie and Mary. I look forward to seeing your work at our next challenge!


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