Anyway... off on a tangent there.
This week, all the stars aligned. I was able to get on the computer for a few minutes to see the challenge sketch. Baby Girl has been sleeping for long enough and at the right time for me to be able to make a card. Older Sister has been very patient with mum, giving me space to create, and playing on her own.
Here is the sketch:
And here is my card!
The only WMS set, other than labels, that I have is the Very Vintage Christmas. So why not give in to the hot, sunny July weather and make a Christmas card?
I embossed the bottom of my card base with a Cuttlebug folder, then brushed my Gold Brilliance pad over it lightly to highlight it slightly. I stamped the label frame onto green cardstock with my Versamark, and embossed it in black. I then re-stamped it with Versa onto cream cardstock, and embossed it in a sort of aged red. I also stamped my holly pieces onto red and green card stocks, and embossed them in black. I then cut out the center of the label just inside the bolder line, and distressed the edges... this was a happy accident. I was using "River Rock" which is a SU! favorite of mine for edges - but because I was trying to work quickly, I grabbed a dirty sponge, which had a bit of orange on the side I used. But the little bit of orange that came through actually really enhanced the river rock!
Next, I stamped my sentiment and the accent detail in Old Olive (SU!). Put it all together with foam dots!
I stamped the background of my card base with the large snowflake, and one of the smaller flakes in VVC with my Versamark for a subtle pattern.
I just love this felt ribbon that I used for my bow. It holds such a great shape and has such nice body, plus has a sort of dressed up rustic feel to it. I added a gold button to tie in my gold embossed detail at the bottom. I played into this sort of rustic feel with the ribbons I laid across my card.
I am so glad to have finally been able to play along with the WMS challenges... hopefully it won't be to long before I get to again!