Monday, November 22, 2021

Painted Christmas and Evergreen Elegance for Freshly Made Sketches #512

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Today's card is for the Freshly Made Sketches #512 Sketch Challenge, (FMS512) from Kim.  I've been challenging myself lately with the technique of distressing card bases and layers.  To me the colouring of this piece of paper looked kind of vintage or aged, so distressing it is, well maybe just slight distressing - I'm learning :) 

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Crumb Cake and Soft Sea Foam?, a combination I wouldn't have thought to put together - but I love it!  The colours come from the DSP, which is the best Trix, simply pull the colours from the DSP and create! 

And here's the card details:

4 1/2 x 5 1/2 Pear Pizzaz card base  (4 1/4 x 11 folded in have portrait orientation)

4 1/8 x 5 3/8 Crumb Cake cardstock (CS) layer

4 x 5 1/4 Painted Christmas DSP 

1 1/2 x 4 1/8 Soft Sea Foam CS band layer

Extra piece of Soft Sea Foam and Real Red for die cut pieces

Painted Christmas DSP

Christmas Season Bundle

Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set

Inks: Evergreen Elegance; Real Red; Pear Pizzazz

Bakers Twine in Crumb Cake

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Assembly & Tix:

*  Distress the edges of the Crumb Cake layer with scissors and adhere to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)  

*  Distress the edges of the DSP and adhere to the Crumb Cake layer.  ***Trix, take care when using the scissors on the DSP, it isn't as heavy as cardstock and it will rip very easily. 

*  Stamp Merry Christmas from the Evergreen Elegance stamp set using Evening Evergreen ink. 

*  Wrap Crumb Cake Bakers Twine around the Soft Sea Foam layer three times at the top and bottom of the layer. ***Trix, apply Stampin' Seal to the back of the layer to wrap and  adhere at the same time.

*  Distress only the sides of the Soft Sea Foam layer and adhere with dimensionals.

*  Stamp then die cut the sprig and red berries, using the Pear Pizzazz and Real Red ink and CS.  Adhere with dimensionals.  

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  1. Lovely for the holidays! So glad you joined us at FMS!

    1. thx so much Linda! Happy to have the opportunity to participate. Thx for popping by!

  2. This is such a pretty card! I just love that background paper and the red berries stand out so nicely! So perfect for Christmas! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    1. Thx so much for your kind words Jen. I appreciate you stopping by and thx for the challenge inspiration :)

  3. This is such a lovely card! The background is gorgeous (and wonderfully distressed!!) - and is just perfect with the die cut! The twine stripes really add to the look. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    1. Wow such lovely comments Kim, thank you so very much! Thank you for encouraging me Re the distressing, I’m learning 🙂
      Thx for the challenge inspiration!


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