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Friday, February 20, 2015

Wondrous Wreath Christmas adventure

When I started a new adventure as a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator nearly six years ago, I started reading blogs of other stampers.  The Crooked Stamper, Leslie, was (and still is!) one of my favorites.  She makes me laugh out loud regularly, and I've learned a lot from her.  One of the things I learned was about challenges, including the first one I ever played along with, Jingle Belles.  Leslie has started her own challenge now - this is her sketch:
Those narrow side panels made me think of washi tape (I'm pretty sure that's another thing I've learned from Leslie), and so I *had* to combine it with the Here We Come a-Washi-ing prompt at Jingle Belles!
stamp sets - Hardwood, Wondrous Wreath; ink - Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Versamark; stampin' emboss powder - Pewter; card stock - Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Whisper White; washi tape - All is Calm (retired); Big Shot with Wonderful Wreath framelits

The non-traditional colors qualify this card at Holly Jolly Christmas, and have given me an idea for a spring card that might make onto the Card Buffet next month...

8 comments:

Meighan Wheller said...

Love the colours you have used. A perfect card for our challenge at Holly Jolly. Thank you for sharing with us. Meighan DT

Leslie Hanna said...

Wow, REALLY?! I'm so honored!

YAY for playing the Jingle Belles challenge! Lauren was one of my first every bloggy pals. And I'm still chuckling over the washi tape influence. I blame Lisa Spangler for my own addiction, but I'm happy to have hooked someone else. :D

Oh, you made a card ... right. I LOVE it! Between the washi tape and the non-traditional colors, it's perfection.

Thanks so much for playing my first challenge!!!!

Shawna Standish said...

Hello!!
I just love your card!! The Hardwood stamp creates a great texture and lets not talk about how awesome that SU wreath is love the colors.!

Shawna Standish said...

I just love this card... The SU hardwood stamp creates great texture and the sketch is perfect for this challenge.. And lets not talk about how wonderful the SU wreath turned out..

Pink Unicorn said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the colours, and the wreath looks so gorgeous in that colour against the Hardwood background. Stunning!! Thank you for playing with us at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge , “Non-traditional Christmas Colours”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... I absolutely adore that color combination ... and the washi tape border is perfection ... so very glad you went a-WAHSI-ing with us at jingle belles.

Serenity Stamper said...

I love the colors, and your use of washi tape! Thanks for joining the Jingle Belles challenge!

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh, i made a card for this sketch, and somehow DID NOT SEE that OF COURSE those narrow bits at the edge were MEANT to be filled with strips of tape! i feel so silly now!!! this is gorgeous in every way, and such a great take on the sketch as well as for coming a-WASHI-ing with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥