Thursday, September 18, 2014

Season of Joy, MM126, FMS154 & NBUS2


Hi, Friends! The other day my stampin' buddy Justin and I took a trip to the scrapbook store, and one of the things I came home with was this Scripty Joy die by Lawn Fawn. I love that you were able to purchase it individually, not part of a set, which made it very inexpensive. I had wonderful fun playing with it for the first time yesterday, and my CAS creation came together in a flash! 



I'm playing along with three challenges today. The theme challenge at Merry Monday is to make your sentiment the focal point of your card. The awesome layout is from the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. I'm playing along a second time at the NBUS Challenge, with the side option of Christmas.


I stamped just a few subtle snowflakes from the Endless Wishes Stamp Set in Soft Sky.


I cut the sentiment three times in Real Red, once in Silver Foil paper and glued the layers together with my Two Way Glue Pen, a trick I learned from Mary Fish's blog. So pretty! Thanks, Mary!


Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Endless Wishes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Real Red, Silver Foil
Designer Series Paper: Nordic Noel
Ink Pads: Real Red, Soft Sky
Tools: Big Shot
Accessories: Frosted Sequins
Other: Scripty Joy Die by Lawn Fawn

Thanks for stopping by! Inky hugs!




23 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

That FMS is a really cool sketch for a Christmas card and a good way to use up some snippets of pp, isn't it? Well, you sure made it look that way, Sandy! This is a beautiful and joyful card! The sequints are placed perfectly and that light application of snowflakes adds lots of interest without taking away from the wonderful white space! I'm so putting this in my CC idea folder!! Thank you so much for playing again in the NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

Amy O said...

I love this, Sandy! CAS with such pretty touches. The subtle snowflakes and limited sequins (I tend to want to keep adding more) really let the pretty sentiment shine. Beautifully done!

Claire Creates Cards said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! The silver "JOY" looks amazing! The sequins add so much sparkle, too! XX

Robyn Oliver said...

Gorgeous card Sandy...love the shadow effect of the Joy word - simply elegant

LeAnne said...

OH. MY. GOSH. Can ya hear my jaw dropping on the floor? This is a stunner, Sandy! I predict this will WIN something, it's gorgeous!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Linda Callahan said...

Love it!

Jen said...

Oh gorgeous! I love that big "joy" sentiment and I am going to have to remember to add a different color to the bottom of a stack of die cuts. What a difference it makes!

Greta said...

Fabulous card--love your new die!

Susangail Powell said...

This is CAS done to perfection!! LOVE it!!

Nance said...

Perfect card Sandy. Love the colors and crispness. I"ll have to find out where this scrap book store is!
:)

Lori said...

This is so pretty, Sandy!! That "joy" die is very neat with red underneath it! Love the colors you chose...have a wonderful week! xoxo

wienerhoneymooners said...

Oh JOY!! Literally, right?!! Love this card, and love your style!!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I love the way you placed the snowflakes and sequins on the right hand side of the card, it balances the elements on the left beautifully. I also love the gold and red joy.
gorgeous card, my friend
hugs
jaydee

Vicky Hayes said...

Just gorgeous Sandy - I love those subtle snowflakes and sequins! Vicky x

laurie said...

I love that die,too. It cuts out so easily! I like how you added the snowflakes in the back..perfect placement! Awesome card!

Joanne James said...

LOVE this Sandy - that die is gorgeous! Fab CAS card. x

Jenelle said...

I love your card! The colors and the silver joy and sequins go beautifully together.

Anja Curvers said...

Wow this is really amazing love your elegant card.

Karren said...

Beautiful card! That die cut looks fabulous and I like to subtle snowflakes in the background! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday and Freshly Made Sketches.

Margaret said...

Love this card! Might have to add this die to my shopping list.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh Sandy this is totally beautiful! I'm loving all that white space with that big bold sentiment! Love the colours and the sequins! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Evelyn S. said...

What a great idea for adding the foil to the script! Wonderful card!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty Christmas card!