Friday, March 9, 2012

Perfect Sentiment for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

This week our Christmas cards for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown use a CAS sketch, meaning Clean and Simple. By the time I added my sentiment, I'm not sure I left enough white space, but, oh well, that's the style I'm still trying to learn.  I resisted added more than one embellishment, which was the baker's twine bow. Here's the 3rd sketch for this year:



The Perfect Sentiments Challenge #22 is to use a Christmas sentiment. I love this sentiment, so I looked through my stamps for borders that would go with it. I heat embossed each row of gifts with Versamark ink and embossing powder. I tried to mat the sentiment with shapes the same color as the gift borders for more interest and added a bow on top so it would also look like a gift. To keep it Clean and Simple I had to resist the temptation to add more bling, but maybe on a different card. . .

6.5" x 5" Christmas Card Recipe:
Paper - Bazzill and Recollections cardstock
Stamp - Close To My Heart "Holiday Trinkets"(gift border), "Christmas Magic" (retired sentiment)
Inks - Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other - CTMH embossing powders - Cranberry, Crystal Blue; Stamp 'n' Stuff Topiary; Baker's Twine; Spellbinder's nestabilities

11 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Love the addition of the baker's twine bow - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

Cheryl said...

Awesome sentiment! Love the bow and the way you used the borders!

tweetybugshouse said...

love the stamps along the bottom thanks for joining at the perfect sentiment.

Mynnette said...

This is just DARLING!!! LOVE the bakers twine bow--fabulous! Beautiful job, thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Jennipher said...

Nicely done! I like that sentiment too! Love your rows of stamped presents. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

Sassy said...

Love the tri-color border of gifts and especially the sentiment hanging with the twine bow. Thanks for playing with The Perfect Sentiment.

Karen Conner said...

Cute card! I love your border. Don't you love diecuts? They simply make a card. Thanks for joining us @ Perfect Sentiments.

The Paper Peasant said...

I love how you took the sketch and made it your own! Wonderful card this week! Thanks for joining in at Perfect Sentiments!

Sam Pirkle said...

Love it. Your embossing is really good. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

Margaret said...

What a fun card. That is a wonderful sentiment. Thanks for playing along at Perfect Sentiments.

Jeremy and Samantha said...

Perfect Sentiment and I think your card qualifies CAS to me. Thanks for joining us at the Perfect Sentiment.