Monday, December 5, 2011

CCMC178 and Bright Hopes

I just love the images in the Brights Hopes Stamp Set! I have used them quite a bit this season. They coordinate well with many designer papers and look great heat embossed.

I created this card for the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge. The sketch lent itself well to a clean and simple card. I substituted a wreath for the flower, and after that the rest of the card just came together (sort of!). I botched up the wreath three times before I got it right. It was very simple to do, but apparently I don't stamp well on only a few hours of sleep!

The wreath was heat embossed with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder and then cut out with a 2 1/2" circle punch. Pearls are the perfect decoration. Do you like this color combination as much as I do?

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Bright Hopes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist
Designer Series Paper: Frostwood Lodge
Ink Pads: Versamark, Early Espresso
Tools: Heat Tool, 2 1/2" Circle Punch
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Pearls, Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon

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Deb said...

This is really pretty! I love how you kept it all really clean and crisp! I love all the little details you put into this one! Just lovely!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Margaret said...

Very pretty! I love the plaid with this beautifully embossed wreath and yes, pearls were the perfect accessory!!

Connie Babbert said...

Very beautiful card, love all the pearls! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary!

Nance Leedy said...

I do, I do love this color combination! Marina Mist is so fresh with the cherry cobbler! Love your use of the wreath here....great use of our sketch. Thanks for playing with us as CCMC!

Mary Brown said... have achieved such a simple, elegant card! Love those pearls on there...perfect final touch! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Lisa Martz said...

LOVELY! One of may favorites for this week. I love the pearls on the wreath...that really adds a lot of interest. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!