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:

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

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

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

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

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  5. 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

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

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  7. 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 :)

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

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  9. How pretty, especially love that background and border stamp.

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

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  11. What a beautiful card! The colors are gorgeous!

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

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

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

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  15. What a gorgeous card Julee,

    Hugs Riet.xx

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

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  17. love this - the music background is awesome!

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  18. a lovely card with beautiful colours

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

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  20. 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.

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