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Saturday, August 24, 2013

piled on clean & simple Christmas adventure

I get so amused by seeing how many challenges I can pile on to one card, and the team at Pile It On totally "gets me"!  Their challenge this week is "no designer paper" - I can do that!  Jingle Belles offered a tic-tac-toe challenge, so I went across the center with flowers, red or green, and ribbon.  Flowers were also the theme at Clean And Simple on Sunday, and since Addicted to Stamps and More! were looking for clean and simple and Addicted to Clean and Simple were looking for Holiday, it just all fell together!  Besides that, sketch 254 from Clean & Simple called for three little brads, which I found in my stash of pre-Stampin' Up!® supplies, so I added my oldest hardware for Shopping Our Stash:
stamp sets - Teeny Tiny Wishes, Watercolor Winter (retired); ink - Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Versamark; Stampin' Emboss powder - Early Espresso, Gold; card stock - Real Red; punch - small oval; Big Shot with Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder; accessories - 7/8" natural cotton ribbon, Little Black Dress Fastenations brads

9 comments:

Nancy said...

LOVE those Brads...they caught my attention quickly! Love the background and the way you did the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us over at CAS on Sunday!

Jessi Fogan said...

This is great! I love the embossed layer - thanks so much for coming to play at Shopping our Stash this week :)

Nonni said...

Your embossed card base is gorgeous, what a stunning background for your holiday card! Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM!

SmilynStef said...

Fabulous job of piling on all of those challenges ... those brads are the perfect finishing touch ... so glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

Florence said...

Beautiful card. The embossing looks super. Thank you for playing along with the ATCAS Holiday challenge.
Florence x

Shana Gaff said...

I really like the embossed background and the sentiment layer being the same color! I never would have thought that it would work but it really does with the gold embossing! Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)

Chana said...

Beautiful CAS design! I love the rich texture that your embossing brings to this project! Beautifully done! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

lauren bergold said...

what a fabulous C&S design and a great take on ALL of those challenges, i'm impressed you can combine soooooo many with such aplomb!!! thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES fun playing xmas tic tac toe!♥

Anja (scrappie) said...

Pretty card love the embossing. Thanks for playing along with CAS on sunday.