Wow!! It's hard to believe that I haven't posted a card to my blog since June 26. And even then the posts were far between. I'm sorry for my extended absence, but I have been taking a break from stamping for two main reasons. One, I've had a bunch of family visiting from out of state for a few weeks, and two, I wanted to get some projects around the house finished. It's been hard not inking up stamps, but I've enjoyed the time I've had with family and friends, and the little trips we've been taking.
So, now that you are up to speed, let me share the card I made for this week's CCEE sketch challenge provided by my dear friend Joanne. Each week, this month, she's provided a sketch, and each week there's a twist. This time we had to have a Christmas theme!! What fun!! I've just received some wonderful new JustRite images from Stamper's Dream, and have been itching to get them inky.
Here's the sketch we were to use:
Here's what I did with this week's sketch:
I thought these sweet little Christmas themed JustRite Circles and frames from the new set called Holiday Cheer, would fit beautifully as a center to one of the Spellbinders' Snowflakes. I covered the flakes with Glossy Accents (Inkssentials), and then coated them with some Mica Flakes by Melissa Frances. Don't ya just love the fun texture and sparkle? *sigh*
The little flakes are coated with some ultrafine transparent glitter, and I added a sweet swirly border with an EK Success punch. Finally, I added a bit of stitching to the strips and back panel, and a couple of score lines directly above the punched border.
That about sums it all up. Now, we'd love to have you join us in this week's challenge, so make a Christmas card with this sketch, and use Mr. Linky over on the CCEE Stamper's Blog.
Thank you so very much for stopping by. I hope you're all having a fantastic week!!
Stamps: Holiday Cheer (JustRite)
Paper: Jubilee (Memory Box), Prism, PTI
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Copics, Snowflakes (Spellbinders), Border Punch (EK Success), Mica Flakes (Melissa Frances), glitter, Scor-Pal, Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape (Scotch)