Sunday, July 8, 2012

Joy of the Season

Here's yet another off-season card I created to as part of my effort to keep thinking cool.  I whipped up this one for July's Market Street Stamps Block Party, using the current Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for the layout for my 4 1/4" square card.

The focal image is one of the sentiments from Market Street's Essential Holiday Elegance set.  The set is perfectly named--the fonts are so elegant!  Here, I stamped it in one of the new Memento blue inks, then surrounded it with a circle of bling as an accent.  I have a bunch of die cut white felt doves left over from my holiday card design two years ago (yes, I'm still working my way through them!), so I used up another one on the left side of the circle panel.

Instead of using patterned paper on the cardfront, I made my own with Market Street's Houndstooth background stamp.  I stamped it in Versamark on a white panel, then heat embossed it and rubbed it with some blue distress ink.  I love blue and silver for holiday cards, so I used a piece of silver snowflake embossed paper (also left over from a previous holiday card design!) for the panel across the cardfront.  Once it was in place, I layered the houndstooth panel on a silver mat, then set it on a blue card base.  The cool color scheme is so refreshing in the middle of summer!

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers:  Market Street Stamps Essential Holiday Elegance and Houndstooth stamp sets, Memento Teal Zeal ink,

other:  Marina Mist and Whisper White cardstock, clear embossing powder (Stampin' Up!); Versamark (Tsukineko); Broken China distress ink (Ranger); Snowflake embossing folder (Lifestyle Crafts); clear crystal circle (Recollections); dove die (Papertrey Ink); white felt


  1. Love your card Lori! Such a great color combo and i love the embossed snowflakes with the dove. Gotta love the added bling too ;) Thanks for playing this month at the Market Street Stamps block party!

  2. LOVE the non-traditional colors you used for this holiday card, Lori! And that silver is absolutely beautiful- perfect touch! Thanks for joining our party! ;)

  3. Love, love, LOVE the cool color combo here, Lori! Such a beautiful, wintery creation, and just what we need to cool things down a bit ;). Thanks so much for linking up your creation to this month's MSS Block Party!


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