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~George Washington Carver

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Bright Lite, Let It Snow(pink) -Man, Tree Bling and Peace

Winter Advisory for the next two days for the Triangle!  Winter is definitely knocking on our doors here in NC.  It's a good thing I have nothing planned or anywhere I have to go for the next two days but finishing cards, baking and wrapping.  Anyway, I have finally found time this week to get some cards made and am posting several tonight.

Bright Lite Christmas - Get Sketchy #18

The first, is for the Get Sketchy #18 challenge. 

Stamps:  Christmas light stamp from stash.  Merry Christmas tree stamp, Inkadinkadoo.
Paper:  White and red cardstock, green polka dot DCP  and Christmas light DCP from stash. 
Ink:  Pine green for light border.  Versamark embossed in yellow and emerald embossing powders for tree/sentiment.
Embellishments:  Red and green ribbon; Christmas light buttons; cuttlebug emboss folder.

Let It Snow(pink)-Man! -- Paper Cutz Challenge #21

 I made this card  using the sketch for the MMSC 31 challenge at Priscillastyles and  for Paper Cutz challenge to use a snowflake or snowman.  I  got so busy I didn't get it posted for the Midnight Madness challenge, but here it is for Paper Cutz.  The color scheme fell together with the DP background paper.  I wanted to make something kind of girlie and soft.  I love the snowman face and I played around with him in many different colors and techniques before deciding to go with the pink embossing with glitter on top.  I chalked around him, or 'her' I should say being as 'she' is pink, for a softer effect.  I thought the double framing accented more of the dark blue and pink colors and livened the card up.  The snowflakes are yet again a find at Michael's in their Christmas decor section.  I purposely made one side of the ribbon longer to add to the softer look I was wanting.

Stamps:  Snowman face and 'Let It Snow' sentiment - Inkadinkadoo.
Paper:  DP, baby blue, pink, white, and royal blue cardstock from stash.
Ink:  Versamark with pink embossing powder and pink glitter; pink chalk.
Embellishments:  Colored gems, mini snowflake ornaments, baby blue sheer ribbon; snowflake embossing folder - Cuttlebug; corner punches - EK Success and Sizzix sizzlit. Tag - Sizzix original.

My next two cards were free design cards, meaning I designed the layouts and themes myself not to fit any particular sketch or theme challenge.

Tree Bling

I have had the sparkly blue and red paper and when the holidays rolled around and I got one of the Sizzix ornament dies, I knew it was a match.  I had a 'Cheer' sentiment in red on it also but the more I looked at it the more I thought it was too much so I went without it.  I like it much better this way.


In my craft supplies I found a bunch of Christmas stencils and decided to try them on my cards.  I used chalk for the medium, chalked the pine cones and then sprayed them with craft matte spray.  I placed gold ribbons with gold brads on them.  I punched the corners off and adhered it to green textured paper and then gold paper.  I punched the 'Peace' sentiment out of wide, gold ribbon using the Sizzix Skittle Dee Doo alphabet.  Lastly, I used a gold rope ribbon down the middle.

I like the simplicity and masculine look of this card.  I intend to use the stencils for more cards so stop by in the near future to see them!
Season Blessings!

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...the twinklestamper!

Great card! Love those 'light' buttons!!


great cards!!! love your take for Get Sketchy! Those Christmas lights on that card are soooo fun!

Thanks for playing with us over at Get Sketchy!


Wow! You've been busy!!! Lovely card, love the first one with that beautiful stamped light border!!!

Lea L.

What a busy little bee you have been!! All of your cards are wonderful!! Great job with Get Sketchy 18!



Wonderful card for GS!
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pretty cards
Thanks for playing with us at GETSKETCHY!

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