Monday, December 3, 2012

Wintery Wishes

Hi friends!  It's the first Monday of the month and that means it's time for a Mojo Monday contest!  Verve is sponsoring prizes, so be sure to schedule a little creative break sometime this week to play along.  Today's sketch comes from the mind of the one and only Carole Burrage.



I thought this layout would work perfectly for something simple, sweet and mailable, so that was my goal for the card.  And I think I actually accomplished it!  Woohoo!  I've noticed that a lot of clean and simple stampers will take a layered sketch and use the stamps as layers to keep things simple, so that's what I tried with the snowflakes from Holiday Greetings.  The sentiment is also from the Holiday Greetings set and I added some thin black mats and tied in the pool party with a little tone on tone stamped border below.  A border punch, some ribbon and liquid pearl accents and the card was done.  Easy peasy!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you have a fabulous first week of December!

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Holiday Greetings (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Sleigh Ride (Crate Paper), pool party, basic black (SU!), cream
Ink: Pool Party (SU!), black
Accessories:  circle punches (SU!), stripes & scallops Knock-Outs (American Crafts), seam binding ribbon, Liquid Pearls

20 comments:

cebelica said...

What a beautiful card. I love your take on the sketch. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs! xx

Lynn said...

I love the way you just slightly colored the snowflakes. Absolutely beautiful Julee!

Dawn Easton said...

Julee, this is beautiful! Love the snowflakes and your wonderful colours!!! Hope to play along this week too!

Jodi Wood said...

Julee This is gorgeous. I love the music notes, I may have to use that in my own this week :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

This is a beautiful card, Julee! I really like the little hint of blue on the snowflake in the circle. The whole design is just perfect!

Tricia

scrappingnana said...

This is so pretty. Love the blue and black color combo and the light coloring of the snowflakes. Great card.

Marisa said...

Love the musical song sheet in the BG and the adorable snowflake :) Lovely clean lines and a great card a s always. Really like the pattern on the scallops. Have a great week :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

So beautiful, Julee! Definitely simple and mailable yet packed with lots of winter goodness!

Lynn said...

How pretty, especially love that background and border stamp.

Sparkly Engineer said...

So pretty and non-fussy - it makes me want to sing.

Ravengirl said...

What a beautiful card! The colors are gorgeous!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Gorgeous color combo, CAS but oh-so-elegant, Julee, and thank you for leaving out the descriptor "CRAZY mind of Carole Burrage". ;)

DIANA L. said...

very stunning card love the paper choices and colorsthank you for the inspiration
DIANA L
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Carol Maynard said...

Oh I just LOVE it! The music sheet makes a Great background paper... and the awesome ribbon!! oohh.. so pretty!!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Julee,

Hugs Riet.xx

Lee-Anne said...

Such beautiful colors, Julee! Love the paper on it's side and the medallion over the stamped corner of the sentiment piece!

Julie Robinson said...

love this - the music background is awesome!

PetraB said...

a lovely card with beautiful colours

Wanda Cullen said...

Ahhh...love this aqua and cream color combo and the music BG! Gorgeous!

Shanna said...

Julee: I just now saw this card - beautiful! I wish I had seen it before Christmas, I might have tried my hand at making one. The colors are so pretty together and the music background captured me.