Thursday, January 28, 2010

Joyful Feathered Friends

Stamps: Penny Black sentiment. Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Basic Grey 'Wassail' DP. Ink: Versamark. Accessories: fine detail white EP, circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart snowflake punches, square punch, mini primas, gold Stickles, Basic Grey buttons.

Well, I did it -- I made a Christmas card in traditional holiday colors in January! It's my plan to stay ahead of the holiday rush (way ahead!) by creating one holiday card a week with Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge. This week's challenge was 'no coloring', so I took the easy way out and used a sentiment as the focal point.

This gorgeous DP was a gift through WRAK from Kathy (Will Stamp for Wine), as well as the gold stickles that dot the center of the mini primas. The DP made this card eligible for the WRAK challenge category 'Bird Day'. See these elegant feathered friends?


Midnight Madness sketch #38 inspired the layout; it's sort of a hybrid between their traditional sketch and the fun, new CAS sketches they are offering.

We actually have some sunshine today, our first in weeks, so it's time for me go build up some Vitamin D and enjoy the light! Hope you are enjoying some sunshine, too!!

17 comments:

  1. Oh Jess, this is such a cute card and the DP is really lovely ! Every Year christmas is coming again so it´s ok to make a card....

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  2. Jessica, what a lovely card!! That Designer Paper is just incredible!! What a charming Christmas card you have created!! WOW!! One down..... I wish I could say that... Christmas has a way of sneaking up on me and I have to hurry and get those cards out!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week and we will be looking forward to next week too!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

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  3. Hi Jessica, your card today is so rich in colors, patterns and textures..That ribbon is just beautiful and lookd so soft..This card has an old world feeling to it and I love that. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge and please check back tomorrow for our sneak peek ;)
    Priscilla
    MMSC Hostess

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  4. Oh WOW Jess that dp is GORGEOUS!!! What a beautiful card!

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  5. OH! I saw this on SCS and thought it was stunning! BEAUTIFUL CARD!!

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  6. oh wow jess...stunning..that sentiment is perfect too...xxx

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  7. I love the colours in this Jess, that Martha Stewart punch is gorgeous, how did you get that gorgeous sentiment on it, I am guessing a rub-on. Your cards rock. Love Melxxx

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  8. Jessica, you are so smart!! Getting some christmas cards done now is a great idea! I always think about it but I was barely able to pull out the snowflakes for the SSWHP challenge a few weeks ago!! LOL!! This is a great card! I love all the details!!

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  9. oh Jess, this is gorgeous! I love that paper!
    Best wishes to you for staying ahead of the Christmas card rush!!!
    Hugs & Blessings, Maria

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  10. Hi Jess, this is gorgeous, a little different than I have seen from you and oh so gorgeous! I love the DP and the punch you have added, they make your card so unique! The sentiment looks great too! Well done with your Christmas card - we should all do the same thing!!

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  11. Jess- my jaw dropped with I saw this enchanting card. That dp is so striking-with a vintage feel....where can I get my hands on that!!!lol What an impressive creation. This years Christmas card recipients are in store for a spectacular treat! Thank you for delighting us with your creativity this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We love to visit and view your work so we welcome you back again next week!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

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  12. Beautiful sentiment on your Christmas card and great design. I have that same paperpack by Basic Gray I believe. I have a RAK posted on my blog if you are interested in the offering. Thank you for joining us at Midnight Madness,

    Jane MMCS DT

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  13. Oh this is gorgeous Jess! I so love the papers, sentiment and all those snowflakes! The snowflakes just make everything pop!! Awesome take on the sketch!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  14. This is lovely! The sentiment is the perfect focal point and the snowflakes are so delicate looking. Hmmm, I see a Martha Stewart snowflake punch that I might "need"....

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  15. What a lovely card, so soft, gentle, and classic. Really pretty and I'm impressed by your determination to be ahead of the curve!

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  16. LOVE the DP - reminds me of those painted wall papers from the 1800's. Just beautiful!

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