Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas Wishes

Good morning and happy Saturday!! We've got a great challenge at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog this week called "Pin It Down!" courtesy of the very talented Michele Boyer. There are so many options out there for decorative pins that range from fun and funky to classy and elegant...I know some creative folks even design their own with various beads and spacers.

For my card today, I decided to use a sentiment as my focal panel. This pretty sentiment is part of the Christmas Interior Sentiments set. (Despite it's name, this set can obviously be used for the front of your cards too!!) I used four different Spellbinders sets on this card. (Ovals, Labels 10, Labels 8 and Parisian Accents) To create the tight mats, I just traced around the outer edges of the dies and hand cut them out...this would also be why I chose to lightly distress my paper edges. It quite nicely covers up any less-than-perfect cutting. :) The design papers are all from Authentique "Wonder". The edges were also sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The pretty swirls were cut with my MFT Fancy Flourishes die. I added in a few dollar store pearls that were coloured with my R59 Copic marker. The wired bow was tied with the aide of my Bow-Easy and was nestled in the middle of a layered medallion cut with a die from the Parisian Accents Spellbinders Set. I tucked in a pretty Maya Road pin and added a Prima Flower Centre to finish it off.

If you play along this week you could win the stamp Michele used on her gorgeous card...just make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp on your project. For some inspiration, make sure to hop on over the the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog to see what the rest of the Krafty Girls have created this week.

Oh, and don't forget to check out all the incredible SALES at the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Online Store. The Frugal Friday Sale will be up until Sunday night. There is also the massive retirement sale going on. This could be your last chance to get your inky fingers on some of these great KKS classics before they are gone!

Thanks so much for stopping by...I really appreciate your visit!



Stamps: KKS "
Paper: Bazzill, Authentique
Embellishments: Pearls, Maya Road pin, Prima Flower Centre, wired ribbon
Tools: Spellbinders, MFT die


Brandi said...

This is one gorgeous and elegant card ~ thanks for the inspiration! :)

Amanda R said...

Stunning Melanie! Can't wait to work with you again next month!

Tracey said...

I love the traditional colours on this card! So elegant Melanie!

Michele Boyer said...

Holy cow. This is SO beautiful and SO elegant! LOVE it, Melanie!

Pam Varnell said...

Beautifully elegant as always Melanie. This is drop dead gorgeous.


christmas wishes messages said...

Hi Melanie, that's an elegant and classy christmas greetings. I love it. Cheers!