Friday, August 19, 2011

Merry Sketch Day!

Today there is a new sketch at the Clean & Simple Stamping blog. And, I have to be honest, I wasn't excited when I first saw it. I'm just not really what you would call an abstract card designer. And that's what this sketch reminded me of. Like when you go to the museums as a child and see all of the modern art with colored shapes and lines. Maybe it's called modern art? Whatever--not me. Here is a copy of the sketch.
But then, as I looked at it, I realized the circles don't necessarily have to be circles. There just needs to be something in the place of where those circles are in order to really follow the sketch. And, since CAS also partnered with Jingle Belles this week on their weekly Christmas card challenge, snowflakes came to mind. What says Christmas like snowflakes? Well, I guess lots of things. Like Christmas bulbs, Jingle Bells, etc. But, this week it is snowflakes for me lol.
Once snowflakes came to mind, I knew I wanted to use a light blue. That seems wintry and festive to me. Plus, I've been dying to use this card by Kimmie B at Splitcoast Stampers as inspiration. Isn't it beautiful? I just fell in love with it when I saw it and new I would be doing something similar in the near future. Thanks Kimmie!
So, without further ado, here is my snowflake card entry for CAS Sketch FTL154 and for this week's Jingle Belles JB34 holiday card challenge. Let me know what you think. I think I really love this one.
Inside Decoration
{Merry Christmas}
Stamps: Script Friendship Stamp from JoAnn (I think? It doesn't say who the manufacturer is.), Merry Christmas sentiment from Rubber Stampede, Snowflakes from Winter Blues TPC Studios set
Ink: Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: White is generic from my LSS, Light Blue is American Crafts, Dark Brown is also generic from the LSS, and Crumb Cake from Stampin' Up!
Accessories: Button--not sure?, Offray Ribbon, DC&C Jute
Adhesives: Tombow Mono permanent tape runner, Zots clear adhesive dots-medium
Tools: Fiskars Border Punch, Snowflake dies from Sizzix exclusive to Stampin' Up!


SmilynStef said...

Love the subtle texty background ... and awesome job of looking beyond the circles and seeing snowflakes ... what a perfect combination of elements ... so glad you joined our creative fun at jingle belles.

Lisa said...

Love the colors you used and the background is just fantastic. Very pretty card!

Marie B. said...

Ooo, la, la! Very sophisticated looking! Love the color combo! :)

Barbara said...

What a beautiful card!

lauren bergold said...

well i ♥KNOW♥ i really love this, that's for sure! every element is fabulous... clean and simple, yet still loaded with interest and eye appeal! snowflakes are a brilliant choice for the "circle" elements of the sketch, as well and these papers soooooo ROCK! love this!

rockwelldesigns said...

Wow, I just love this! The script background is so pretty. Love the soft and delicate color palette.

Debgem said...

I really like the colours you've used for your card and the central snowflake is just gorgeous. Snowflakes are perfect for this challenge! Here's mine!

June Houck said...

Shell, this is absolutely lovely!