Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Be Inspired #93 Christmas Sketch

Diane Campbell Payne, aka Capadia, created a great sketch for us over at Cuttlebug Challenge for this week's challenge. It was really fun to work with, and here is my take on it ....

Here's the sketch, with suggested measurements....

...and this is my completed card. I used a luscious background paper from DCWV.

for my circle, I cut and embossed the wreath from a Cuttlebug die cut and embossing set. I used Core'dinations paper, which has the two toned feature, and when lightly sanded gives a lovely distressed finish. Adding a few red Stickles berries, and Elmer's gold leaf on the ribbon, dresses the wreath for the holidays.
The window itself is a fun stamp from Heartfelt Creations. The curtains are part of the stamp, and I chose to stamp that part twice, scoring and flaring the top and bottom parts, so the curtains appear to be fluffy. Adding some liquid pearl dots gives a lacy look.
Finishing up with some gems on the red rotated piece, and gold embossed message, gives this card just the right touches.

I hope you will head over to Cuttlebug Challenge Blog to see the other designers' work, and then check out their blogs, too. Be sure to leave some love for Diane, as this is her great sketch, and you get to use it as well, because this is Challenge Week!! C'mon....you can do it, and have a beautiful Christmas card ready to inspire you all through the rest of the summer!!

Besides, we have a TON of good things for you during the Christmas Festival this week! There are 24 Christmas Challenges on Sunday!! That's right....one every hour!!! SO MUCH FUN!! Grab your girfriends, your supplies, and be there. It will be one goodie after another popping up!

Happy crafting ~

4 comments:

kristi said...

I LOVE that paper! Beautiflu card.

lisa808 said...

Betty, this card is stunning. I love all your detail. Great take on the sketch.

Sandi said...

Thank you Betty for visiting my blog and leaving such a wonderful comment!
When I looked at the DT creations, your stood out for me, because of the wreath and window detail.
I really liked it!
Thank you again - Sandi

CuttlebugCourt said...

Betty! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have to tell you that I am going to the crafting store to get supplies for the challenges as I don't own anything Christmas! You're forcing me to shop! ;) I can't wait to see what the challenges are! At least I can go again tomorrow to get more supplies if needed! :)