Happy Weekend! I don't work this weekend and I'm so happy to have the time to be with my family. We haven't put our tree up yet, so that's the big event planned for today! So in keeping with the mood, I have another Christmas card to share using the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #25!
We have a circle card for Challenge #25! I love circle cards but I rarely make them, so this was a welcome sketch. It's easy enough to work and I quite like the way my card turned out. I see even more influence from my fellow Mischief Makers, I just love the way they work ribbon and flowers with that edgy shabby look! I just need a sewing machine that I can easily pull out and I'd be even closer.
I don't suppose it's really as "Christmassy" as it could have been, but I love it anyway! I had picked up the kraft scallop circle cards in a kit with envelopes a while back (on sale!) and I was a little disappointed when I realized they weren't cards, only scalloped circles. I hadn't touched them and then I saw this post by Julee Tilman (Poetic Artistry), where she showed how she made her circle cards, and a whole new world opened up for me!
I started by embossing the front circle with the large snowflakes embossing folder by Sizzix. I scored a line along the top of the back circle and ran adhesive along the top. The designer paper is last year's Eskimo Kisses by Basic Grey and I paired it with Bravo Burgundy. I stamped the "Nice" stamp from Waltzing Mouse's Around Christmas Time set, in Bravo Burgundy on kraft and then again on white. I punched out the word "nice" and popped it up in the centre and added wine gems to the dots along the edge. I did a little sponging with Antique Linen distress ink on the doily and the image. The belly border consists of a scalloped border of Bravo Burgundy and Kraft taffeta ribbon tied in a bow. I added some tiny roses then nestled the sentiment section up to it and popped it up.
Are you going to play with us? I would love to see your take on the sketch! If you need more inspiration head over to the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge blog! You can use whatever stamps you like, and if you have Waltzing Mouse stamps, I can't think of a better reason to ink them up. Link your creation to Sketch 26 post on the Challenge Blog and you could be one of our Top Mice featured on the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge blog next week.
Have a wonderful weekend! I'll be back tomorrow with the return of the Sweet Sunday Sketch!