Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Vanilla Crumb Cake Christmas, MOJO321 & MM85

Hello there, friends! I wasn't planning on making a project and posting today but I was uber inspired by a couple of challenges. More on that later. First I must confess to you that I am not the greatest photograher of all time, but that doesn't stop me from blogging and creating. Cards with an all white background, or a white on white card like this one, are particularly challenging to photograph. Edit as I tried, this is the best I could do. Not horrible but I promise it is much brighter and prettier in person. I still love it though, and this is the kind of card that I think is "my style". I like lots of layers and details, without being too busy. Is that a style?

Enough blabbing. The challenge that really got my gears in motion was this white and earthy challenge at Merry Monday. Oh, how I gravitated to this challenge! This week Merry Monday is challenging us to create a card with an all white or ivory base, with brown or kraft for the sentiment and accents. 

I loved the challenge at Mojo Monday this week, too! I used the sketch for a square, except mine is a rectangle. I substituted a label shape for the square in the background, and an oval for the circle. Other than that, I followed the sketch exactly, LOL! 

The only ink I used to stamp is Versamark, heat embossed with White Embossing Powder over Very Vanilla card stock. I did this for the deer, the snowflakes in the background and the kraft layer behind the deer. Everything was sponged a little with Crumb Cake (Kraft) ink to enhance the white embossing. 

The background panel is DSP from the Stampin' Up Neutrals Stack. It is Vanilla on White, and if you squint and look really hard you can see the white polka dots in the background. If you can't see them, that's OK but they are there! Again, better in person.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Warmth & Wonder, Chalk Talk, Snowflake Soiree
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
DSP: Neutrals Stack
Ink Pads: Versamark, Crumb Cake
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Distressing Tool, Label Collections, Chalk Talk and Bitty Banners Framelits, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Extra Large Oval Punch
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Very Vanilla Seam Binding

Thanks for paying me a visit today! Please leave some bloggy love in the form of a comment!


Brian King said...

Absolutely beautiful, Sandy! I love that you can easily move between clean and vintage without missing a beat. The layers on this card are perfectly planned! A real stunner.

Bonnie said...

This is amazing, Sandy! I love your elegant but not too busy style! I love that oval with the deer! So pretty! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Rosanne Mulhern said...

I absolutely LOVE this card! Your designs are always very inspiring.

Susan Joyce said...

Stunning Sandy! Lovely design. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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Marcia Hill said...

This is so beautiful and I think you photographed it perfectly! All your layers work so well together and combined are total elegance! Well done! :0)

Darnell said...

What a masterpiece, Sandy! This is so rich and so elegant with all the beautiful layers!! You are prolly asleep, but you might see this tomorrow: Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I know you are feeling extra thankful this year!! Hugs, Darnell

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card Sandy, I love the layers. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Lesley said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Sandy. I love the layering you have done and the pretty sponging. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Lynn said...

I loved this card so much when I saw it on Pinterest that I had to borrow the stamp set so I could recreate it. (and improvise with the supplies I have on hand) It ended up being one of my Christmas cards this year. Since I don't have some of the supplies, mine looks different, but your card was my inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing...have a wonderful Christmas!

If you would like to check out my version, here's my blog post: http://lwdesigns.blogspot.com/2013/12/warmth-wonder-with-some-winter-frost.html