Thursday, October 29, 2009

FS142 Christmas is Hope

Hello Everyone!!! Today I finally had the chance to play this week's Featured Stamper Challenge - who is none other than Rachel Hope!! Congratulations to Rachel!!! There were so many beautiful cards to choose from, but I finally decided on her Paula's Light card (which I only realised just now is also a FS card! Whoops!) because of it's simple elegance. I changed the image, omitted the sentiment, added a panel, moved the ribbon and added pearls. :)

I started with a base of red bazzill and layered with Very Vanilla and Basic Grey Wassail DSP. In the middle of the card is a panel of Very Vanilla cut with Label 8 Nestabilities and sponged (yes Linda I said sponged!) with Always Artichoke. Across that is more red bazzill with one side punched with the Martha Stewart Loop punch which is layered with more Wassail and some ivory satin ribbon. Then I stamped the cardinal and birdhouse from the Christmas Treasures Set by JustRite in Chocolate Chip and carefully coloured with markers and a blender pen. Even though this set is the large 3 1/4inch Circle set I decided to only use the centre and cut it out with the Large Classic Oval Nestabilities! I have to say I really like it in the oval! :) I matted it with some red bazzill cut with the Small Classic Oval Nestabilities and popped the oval panel up on foam tape. To finish I added an ivory satin bow made with my bow easy and some Kaisercraft Red Pearls to the corners.

Stamps - Christmas Treasures (JustRite)
Paper - Red Bazzill, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey Wassail DSP
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Accessories - Label 8, Large Classic Oval and Small Classic Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Loop Punch, Markers, Blender Pen, Ivory Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Kaisercraft Red Pearls, Sponge.

That's all for today, thanks for visiting!!! :)

15 comments:

Danni said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the ribbon and that fun punch!! Your coloring is so pretty!

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Beautiful as always - love this little stamp and I agree it looks great set in an oval frame.
Love the Looped punch too!!

Edna said...

This came together really well, I like all the red bits... and of course I LOVE YOUR BIRD!!! Here comes Christmas... groan!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gasp! STUNNING!!! I just love this stamp (it's my favorite from that set) and I think I need to go buy MORE of that Wassail paper. LOVE it!!

Jessie said...

Oh wow Kathy! This is gorgeous!

Silke Ledlow said...

FANATSTIC LOOKING CARD - Kathy!!!
I do love this awesome image too...and you really made it look fabo!!! Perfect case!!! Hugs ~S~

June Houck said...

Kathy, your cards are so beautiful! You have a great eye for color, layout and design. Gorgeous!

Marisa said...

This is fabulous, Kathy! Love the new MS border punch you used along the bottom. Great layering of DPs and nesties and the bow is tied to perfection :D

Connie M. said...

This is just stunning, Kathy!! Love the wonderful colors, image and layout...such a beautiful holiday card!

Leigh said...

Very nice Kathy. Love that loop punch. Another thing I have to have. lol

Michelle said...

Awesome job, Kathi! Your work is just perfect...always! :)

Our Little Inspirations said...

Great card Kathi! That bird is beautifully done and I love the colors and borders - especially that great bow!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Pam said...

I love everything about this card! Your coloring is beautiful! I love the layout, your papers, every little detail is just perfect!
Hugs,
Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Kathy,

This is beautiful. Cardinals are always cheerful, colourful birds and perfect in a Christmas scheme. Very nice.

Shirley B

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