Monday, December 1, 2008

True Spirit of Christmas

Laura has created yet another wonderful sketch this week over at 2 Sketches 4 You. If you haven't played along with Laura, Kazan, and the fabulous design team, what are you waiting for? The sketches are a great way to jumpstart your creativity, and the jaw-dropping samples are just plain fun to admire.

I decided to do a soft color palette this week, so I paired Almost Amethyst and Whisper White. I also wanted some sparkle, so I embossed the sentiment with Winter Wonderland ep, then added the sparkly snowflake and a rhinestone swirl. I love the way this one turned out!

Stamps: Snow Swirled (SU)
Paper: Almost Amethyst, Whisper White

Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Winter Wonderland ep (Stampendous), ticket corner punch, Martha Stewart doily lace punch, scalloped circle punch, paper piercer, rhinestones (Oriental Trading Co.), ribbon (Dollar Tree), Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, snowflake (Me & My Big Ideas)

33 comments:

Christine Riley said...

Wow Ann, this is just gorgeous! So elegant, I love it! Love the color and I love all the details you added. Just beautiful, TFS! :)
Hugs, Christine :)

fishlips said...

Wow Ann... This is just totally Stunning and so very Elegant, The rhinestones are just so eye-catching...

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Oh what a beautiful color palette. This is so stunning!

Allison said...

Terrific creation...love that you used amethyst!

rae said...

So elegant! Love the soft & suble color combo & the touch of bling ~ fabulous take on Laura's sketch!

Elena said...

Very beautiful! Love the colors! Ribbon and lace edge are so elegant!

JoLynn said...

This is a lovely card! The amethyst was a great choice!

Sue said...

Ann this is absolutely beautiful, love the colours and the touch of bling. have bid for that martha stewart punch on ebay cos i dont know anywhere that sells them in the uk. well done its a lovely card

Laura Davis said...

This is a beautiful card Ann! I love the colors you choose! Very wintery:)
Laura

cardcrazy said...

Such a pretty card, I really like this colour combo!

Heidi Van Laar said...

So beautiful! The colors are wonderful and I love the bit of sparkle!

**Nancy** said...

Very pretty!

Jackie said...

Your card is so gorgeous!

Marnie said...

Wonderful card I adore the color!

Kathi said...

Lovely card with wonderful colors!

Ching-a-ling said...

very lovely card.

Kathy said...

Beautiful, again! :)
I left you an award on my blog.
Feel free to ignore it. My Mom gave it to me, so I felt compelled to play along! :) Your blog is fantastic, though.

Angie Tieman said...

How pretty! Love the colors, so cool and refreshing!

cadnileb said...

Stunning! Love love love the colors and the extra sparkle!

Hanneke said...

Beautiful card!!!

sarahw said...

Such a pretty card! I love the colors!

Shirley said...

Very very elegant!

Kath said...

love the simplicity of this one Ann...very elegant and love the colour too
hugs
kath
xxxx

Kentucky Paper Kreations said...

Beautiful Card!

Robin

Sherie said...

Absolutely stunning card! I love the color palette:)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous card, Ann. It is so soft and pretty! I love that you showcased that wonderful sentiment.

Thank you for always leaving such wonderful comments on my blog!

Lea L. said...

Very pretty card! Great job with the sketch!

~Lea

virginia said...

This card is soo pretty love the blues.

Lisa Graves said...

This is so pretty! Very elegant.

Shirley said...

How lovely and elegant too!

Chelsea Ling said...

what a lovely card.. and a lovely blog!

Kristen Swain said...

this is so lovely!
great card!
kris

Amber (bambi64) said...

Lovely, lovely. Wonderful colors. I always forget about that sketch site, thanks for the reminder.