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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe.....

Hello dear friends: I hope your long Holiday Labor Day weekend was fabulous, it's still very much like Summer up here in NW Indiana and I plan to keep enjoying it till it's gone.
I have a Christmas card I made for you today and I'm sharing it at two challenges.
The "Less is More"  Green and Gold color challenge and the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge #139. Here is my card.
The image is from a retired Flourishes stamp set called "Under the Mistletoe", it was just perfect for both this challenges. I stamped the image with Gray Stazon Ink, I wanted to keep it soft and a bit vintage. As you can see, this image is simple and quick to color with my SU markers. I used Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, River Rock, More Mustard, So Saffron and Chocolate Chip. I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the leaves and the berries. The bow has a little shimmer gold paint.
I die cut the image with SU Label Collection dies, (retired) then, I glued it back in it's place to give this simple card a little dimension but still keep it CAS.
The gold ''Peace" word I can't remember where it's from. I made the mistake of not saving the name of this set of 4 dies, but I think it's from Spellbinders, please correct me if I'm wrong.
Here is a close up, I hope you can see the shimmer of the Wink of Stella and this pretty gold paint.
I hope you like this card, please leave me your comments and questions, I'm always happy to help.
Here's the sketch that inspired this card. "Less is More" challenge is GREEN and GOLD.     Till next time, happy stamping.   Hugs from Maria.
 

18 comments:

Patti Willey said...

Wow! Beautiful Mistletoe! I wonder what the rest of the lovely set comes with? Stunning! Nice pearlescent gold painting on your Peace Die. I don't recognize it but the font is just lovely!

Mary Fish said...

Love the layered peace and pretty die cut. Gives this card such a rich look.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautifully elegant Maria, super colouring and a great take on our colour combo. Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Maria A. said...

Thanks Patti, the other stamps in this set are equally lovely.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, I kept it really CAS by just die cutting the image and placing it back on the panel.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sarah, the color challenge and the sketch challenge combined really nicely.
I look forward to the next one.

Ankie vd Polder said...

This is brilliant. Love it. Have a nice day, Ankie

Maria A. said...

Thank you for visiting Ankie, glad you liked this card.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Brian King said...

Beautiful, Maria!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Leigh, the sketch was great.

Maria A. said...

Thank you, Mr. King. :)

Lynne said...

Fabulous design, so pretty
Lynne xxx

Chrissie said...

What wonderful colouring and a lovely design!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Hannelie said...

Beautiful card Maria!
Love the touch of gold...So glad you joined us at Case this sketch!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful take on the sketch, and so beautifully colored!

Anne said...

What a gorgeous card Maria, like the way you cut and replaced
Thank you for joining our colour challenge
Anne
Less is More

Neets B said...

Gorgeous card, Maria. Using grey ink really has given it a soft effect, perfect for the image and colours.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More